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Dr. Shannon Dowd

Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Dunleavy 349


Shannon Dowd teaches Spanish language and Latin American literature and culture courses. Her focus is on twentieth and twenty-first century literature and critical theory. She is currently completing a book about the literature and film of border wars in Central and South America. She has studied or presented research on this topic in Argentina, Bolivia, the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, Peru, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

She is also working on another research project on toxins in post-2001 fiction and film. Her work has appeared in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Política común, and is forthcoming at Revista Hispánica Moderna.


Ph.D. Romance Languages and Literatures, Spanish, University of Michigan

M.A. Modern Languages and Critical Theory, University of Nottingham

B.A. Spanish and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

Recent publications

"Moth-Eaten Maps and Empty Wells: Augusto Roa Bastos, Augusto Céspedes, and the Chaco War Archive," Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 28 (2), pp. 179-194, 2019


 "Los pichiciegos on Sovereignty, Decolonization, and Democracy in the Falklands/Malvinas," Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 52 (2), pp. 551-574, 2018