Angela Acosta

Angela Acosta

Angela Acosta

Graduate Teaching Associate

267 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary Iberian Literature and Culture
  • Generation of 1927
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies


  • Ph.D., Iberian Studies, The Ohio State University (in progress)
  • M.A., Iberian Studies, The Ohio State University, 2019
  • B.A., Spanish, Smith College, 2017
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, Smith College, 2017

Angela Acosta is a fifth year Ph.D. Candidate in the Iberian Studies Ph.D. program researching twentieth century Spanish literature with a focus on poetry and life writing. She completed B.A. degrees in Spanish and English Language and Literature in addition to a Translation Studies Concentration at Smith College and has an M.A. degree in Spanish from The Ohio State University. Her dissertation project interrogates the production of homages to the Generation of 1927 that has denied the legacies of queer and female creatives active in the same cultural groups and institutions. She was awarded a Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grant for the 2021-2022 academic year through The Women’s Place at OSU to support purchasing books and materials for her dissertation project.

She has published an article about Vicente Aleixandre’s poetry collection "Sombra del paraíso" in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal ( and has a forthcoming English translation of Aleixandre’s poem “Creatures in the Dawn” appearing in Metamorphoses. Her article “Entre errantes y mujeres disfrazadas: El sujeto femenino en 'Lo íntimo' y ‘Gubi Amaya: Historia de un salteador” will appear in El Cid and her most recent book review was published by Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture ( She also writes and publishes poetry in English and Spanish and her work will next appear in Pluma, the Spanish literary journal at Washington and Lee University. During summer 2019 she conducted archival research on queer and female writers in Madrid and Málaga, Spain and she continues to collaborate with scholars to recover and share the cultural history of early twentieth century Spain.


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