Romy Cerón Canché
ML 207
Cerón Canché, Romy

I graduated with a degree in Latin American Literature at the Universidad Autonóma de Yucatán (UADY) and completed my master's degree in Hispanic American Literature at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP); where I also had the opportunity to work as a tutor and lecturer for Hispanic Heritage students. I can also worked as Editorial Assistant for the Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea (RLMC). 

My research areas are: Latin American literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, Mexican studies, theory and literary criticism. I am interested in the post-human studies as a paradigm shift in the humanities and its latent effects in our contemporaneity. In my dissertation I analyze different cultural and literary productions to address the concept of biopower in Posthumanist field. 

In the Spanish and Portuguese Department I have had the opportunity to teach in the Basic Language Program, in the Online program and Upper Division Courses (Latin American and Spanish literature). I worked as Editorial Assistant at the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies (AJHCS) from 2019 to 2022 with Dr. Malcolm Compitello. Among my extracurricular activities, I founded The Literary and Cultural Studies Working Group (LCSWG). Also, I have participated in different conferences in Mexico, United States and Vancouver, Canada (LASA) and I was invited as a speaker by Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) at UA. I have received microgrants to carry out projects at the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) both related to the issue of migration. My project "Woman in the Spanish speaking diaspora" addressed narratives of migration and exile from Valeria Luiselli, Isabel Parra, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Luisa Valenzuela, Gabriela Mistral and Claudia Hernández. I received the Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award 2023 from the Provost's Office and served as a Mentor Fellow for the Mentor Institute in Faculty Affairs at The University of Arizona. COH Newsletter: Romy Cerón wins graduate student peer mentor award