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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 an Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies and Human Rights. 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, which examines how literary production, primarily by contemporary Mexican women writers, have become part of the political dialectic on anti-feminicidal violence as they question notions of justice, and place literature in conversation with activism.  

She is also an abstract painter and writer, who often infuses literary, musical, and cultural references in her visual art and writing. She has published poetry and short fiction, exhibited her visual art in several venues in Connecticut, and had her first solo show of visual art, Invisible Suffering, at Charter Oak Cultural Center in April 2022. Invisible Suffering had a week long showing in Austin Arts Center's Garmany Hall the first week of May, 2022. She is currently working on her second art project, tentatively titled EcoMaterialities, as a continuation of some of the themes in Invisible Suffering. EcoMaterialities is intended to be a multimodal ecocritical art installation to call attention to how bodies experience ecological disasters differently. 

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.