Pilar Villanueva-Martinez

Spanish & Portuguese
Affiliated Graduate Students

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. I received an M.A. in Latin American Literatures and Cultures from the same Department (2020) and a Bachelor's degree in Hispanic Literature and linguistics (2017) from the Universidad Catolica de Chile in Chile. Additionally, I taught English as a Second Language at Bucknell University for two years. As a high school student, I participated in the Student Revolution for free education in Chile and I have been actively involved in the women's movement in Latin America. I founded the Latin American magazine called Zanganos, dedicated to disseminating the arts, cultures, and activisms of underrepresented communities. My research focuses on how female activists and rappers challenge hegemonic structures through music and community work to defend their human rights in Mexico, Colombia, and Chile.