Aidali Aponte-Aviles
Senior Lecturer and Language Coordinator in Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2311 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-019
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Trinity College faculty member since 2014
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Connecticut
M.A., Univ. of Puerto Rico
B.S., Inter American Univ.

Aidalí earned her first degree in Biology and began her graduate studies in Microbiology in her native Puerto Rico.  However, her true loves were, and still are, literature and comics. That is why she began her graduate career on Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.  She wrote a dissertation titled La reencarnación de los dioses: Mitopoesis en la narrativa de Horacio Quiroga y Adolfo Bioy Casares.  She finished her PhD studies at the University of Connecticut in 2018.  Her dissertation, Imágenes distorsionadas: El olvido en la producción cultural chilena del siglo XXI [Distorted Images: Oblivion in Chilean Cultural Production of the XXI Century], focuses on contemporary Chilean literature, graphic novels, film and art; and how memories of the dictatorship have shifted in the last decade.  She is also interested in humor, fantasy, sci-fi, video games and history. 

In her classroom, Aidalí enjoys working to enhance language learning through connections with games and culture while building up 21st century skills and the student’s awareness of their community.