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Kadiri Vaquer Fernández

Graduate student

Kadiri Vaquer Fernández (Puerto Rico) is a Ph.D. candidate in Spanish with a minor in Portuguese. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Puerto Rico (2010) and a MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish, New York University (2012). Kadiri earned a Sylvia Molloy Research Fellowship and a Starworks Starlight Fellowship at NYU. She is the recipient of the 2018-19 Joe and Mary Harper Fellowship.

Interests: 20th-century Latin American poetry, performing identities, disidentification, performance, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, abjection, provocation, Caribbean literature, literary theory and translation.