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Timothy Foster

Graduate Student

Tim Foster (Oskaloosa, IA) is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, with research interests in early modern Spanish and colonial literature and culture, the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, and the Digital Humanities. He is currently writing a dissertation directed by Dr. Edward H. Friedman entitled “Dissonant Conquests: Literature, Music, and Empire in Early Modern Spain” that explores musical humanism and discourses of power in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish texts. He has worked as a Graduate Affiliate at the Center for Second Language Studies and at the Center for Teaching, where he led Teaching Assistant Orientation for the foreign languages. He was also a Graduate Fellow at the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning where he helped connect the Vanderbilt community to educational technology resources.