Graduate Teaching Associate
267 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Wednesdays 2-3 PM Hagerty Hall 272 and on Zoom (email for link)
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 2023)
- 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 Ph.D. Candidate in the Iberian Studies Ph.D. program researching twentieth century Spanish literature with a focus on poetry and life writing. 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. Angela has teaching endorsements in Inclusive Teaching and Teaching Information Literacy and she has taught SPAN 1102 (Elementary Spanish 2), SPAN 3403 (Intermediate Spanish Composition), SPAN 3450 (Introduction to the Study of Literature and Culture in Spanish), and SPAN 4564 (Spanish Culture During Francoism).
She has published on Vicente Aleixandre’s poetry collection "Sombra del paraíso" (https://uraf.harvard.edu/files/uraf/files/pdf_of_mmuf_journal_2017.pdf) and her English translation of Aleixandre’s poem “Creatures in the Dawn” appears in the Spring 2021 issue of Metamorphoses. She has published articles and book reviews on the lives and works by Spanish and Latin American women writers in El Cid, Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture (https://trace.tennessee.edu/vernacular/vol6/iss1/9/), Persona Studies (https://ojs.deakin.edu.au/index.php/ps/article/view/1524), and the Feminist Modernist Studies Journal (forthcoming). She won the 2021 Feministas Unidas Graduate Student Essay Prize for "Imagining Queer Futures through the Autobiographical Self: Queer Womanhood in Elena Fortún’s Oculto sendero", published in Ámbitos Feministas. She has published public-facing pieces about her research and teaching in ALBA’s The Volunteer, Flying Island Literary Journal, and The Culture Clique. Her English and Spanish poetry has appeared in Toyon: Multilingual Literary Magazine, Latinx Audio Lit Mag, Radon Journal, Eye to the Telescope, and Panochazine. She is author of the speculative poetry collection "Summoning Space Travelers" (Hiraeth Publishing, 2023) and chapbook "Fourth Generation Chicana Unicorn" (Dancing Girl Press, 2023).