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Carmen Gallegos

Graduate Student, Spanish and Portuguese

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Contact Information

Office Hours

  • By appointment,
  • FLB 4118


I was born and raised in Perú where I pursued my B.A. Degree on Journalism at San Marcos University. I worked for several years in the newspaper El Comercio published in Lima. My work experience inspired my intellectual interest in cultural studies and to pursue a PhD in Spanish Literature and Cultures.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

20th and 21st century Latin American literature and culture,


  • MA in Spanish Literature & Culture at UIUC
  • BA in Journalism at San Marcos University, Perú

Distinctions / Awards

  • Recognition for her contribution in the fight against human trafficking in Perú 2014 by Comisión Andina de Juristas
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017


  • Summer 2015 Tinker Fellowship for graduate student research in Latin America


  • SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 141: Intro to Spanish Grammar
  • SPAN 208: Oral Spanish
  • SPAN 200: Readings in Hispanic Texts
  • SPAN 228: Spanish Composition