Angela Acosta

Angela Acosta

Angela Acosta

Graduate Teaching Associate

267 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 PM (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. 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 on Vicente Aleixandre’s poetry collection "Sombra del paraíso" ( and her English translation of Aleixandre’s poem “Creatures in the Dawn” appears in the Spring 2021 issue of Metamorphoses. Her article “Entre errantes y mujeres disfrazadas: El sujeto femenino en 'Lo íntimo' y ‘Gubi Amaya: Historia de un salteador” appears in El Cid and her most recent book review was published by Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture ( 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. Her article "Persona Recovery through Homage: Poetic Tributes to Spain’s Generation of 1927" will appear in the Life Writing & Persona Special Issue of the journal Persona Studies. 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, MacroMicroCosm, Eye to the Telescope, and Panochazine.

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