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Diana Aldrete
Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies and Human Rights
Phone: (860) 297-4276 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-015
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Trinity College faculty member since 2015
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. at Albany-SUNY
M.A., Marquette Univ.
B.A., Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Diana Aldrete is a Visiting Lecturer in the Language and Culture Studies Department at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her M.A. in Hispanic Literature from Marquette University, and her Ph.D. from the University at Albany, SUNY. Her interest in human rights in Latin American literature led her to a dissertation focusing on the representation of the female body in texts concerning the feminicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Her areas of research include contemporary Mexican literature and culture, 20th and 21st Century Latinx/Queer representations in Mexican and Latin American narratives, and transnational feminist studies in Latin America. She is currently working on her first manuscript, Between Land and Death: Imagining Justice for Women in Mexico, that expands on her dissertation which examines the questioning of justice in literary texts on feminicidal violence and anti-feminicidal activism in Mexico. 

She is also an abstract painter and writer, who often infuses literary and musical references in her visual art and writing. She has published poetry and short fiction, and recently had her first solo show of visual art, Invisible Suffering, at Charter Oak Cultural Center. Invisible Suffering had a week long showing in Garmany Hall, in Austin Arts Center, the first week of May, 2022. She is currently working on a collection of short stories with the theme of different forms of a “return.” 

Dr. Diana Aldrete has had experience teaching at different levels of higher education, such as community college, small liberal arts college, and research university. This experience has helped her develop an interdisciplinary methodology in her pedagogies.