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Andrea Lopez

Graduate Student

Andrea V. López (Lima, Perú) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University. Her areas of specialization include Colonial Latin American Literature, Golden-Age and Medieval Literature, Indigenous Studies, and Transatlantic studies.

Her research aims to shed light on the dialectics of imposition and negotiation between peninsular Spain and its colonies, a process that constantly restructured the Spanish empire’s society from the 16th to the 18th century. She aims to bring to light the silent contributions of intellectuals from minority groups, such as indigenous, female, and mixed-race authors from metropolitan Spain and the Spanish colonies.

Her scholarly approach combines archival research, literary analysis, postcolonial theory, and cultural studies. In this line, she studies the works of Miguel de Luna, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Guamán Poma de Ayala, María de Zayas, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, among others.

ACADEMIC RESEARCH: ‘Licenciatura’ Research Thesis Entre un “caso historial de grande admiración” y un relato ficcional: el episodio de Pedro Serrano como alegoría de la conquista en los Comentarios reales del Inca Garcilaso.
(Between a Historical Case of Great Admiration and a Fictional Story: the Pedro Serrano Episode as an Allegory of the Conquest in the Royal Commentaries by the Inca Garcilaso.) Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (2017)

Journal’s researches Tres niveles de asimilación de la alteridad en los naufragios de Jerónimo de Aguilar, Gonzalo Guerrero y Pedro Serrano. (Three Levels of Assimilation of Otherness in the Shipwrecks of Jerónimo de Aguilar, Gonzalo Guerrero and Pedro Serrano)
 Published in the literature journal Lucerna 7 (2015)