Kaitlin Guidarelli is a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Literatures, specializing in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century New Spain. She is particularly interested in intersections of ethnicity and gender in textual constructions of Nahua women. Guidarelli received her M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Oregon in Eugene, where she began training in colonial Spanish paleography. At Indiana University, she has conducted archival work at the Archivo General de la Nación (México D.F.) through generous endowments by August Aquila, as well as a Tinker Field Research Grant. In 2014 she began her formal Nahuatl studies at the Yale University Summer Institute in partnership with the Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas, México. In her free time she enjoys visiting Bloomington’s Farmers´ market and exploring Midwest hiking trails with her dog.
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Literatures