Nora is a Ph.D. candidate in the Hispanic Literatures program. She received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University in 2006 and an M.A. in Hispanic Literatures from Indiana University in 2012. Her dissertation, "Clean Up Duty: Dirt, Cleaning and Conflict Narratives in Postwar Spain" tracks the evolution of representations of the victors and the vanquished of the Spanish Civil War in novels spanning from the Franco dictatorship to present day in terms of textual negotiations and portrayals of cleanliness and dirt. While an avid scholar of Catalan language and culture, Nora also spends her summers teaching in the remote village of Valdepeñas de Jaén in Andaluca.
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Literatures