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Diana Aldrete
Visiting Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-4276 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-015
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Trinity College faculty member since 2015 View office hours for Fall 2017
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. at Albany (2014)
M.A., Marquette Univ. (2005)
B.A., Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2003)

Diana Aldrete is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Language and Culture Studies Department. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her M.A. in Hispanic Literature from Marquette University, and her Ph.D. from the University at Albany, SUNY. As a graduate student, Diana Aldrete developed her interest in human rights through the study of Latin American literature, where she later expanded in her dissertation focusing on the representation of the female body in three books concerning the feminicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She is currently working on her first manuscript that expands on her dissertation. Her recent research interests include the use of social media in Mexico as a form of protest in the movements of #YoSoy132 and #Ayotzinapa; the representations of mourning and the body, in pain, in contemporary Mexican literature; the discursive limits of language in hybrid texts that incorporate visual arts; and the gender and cultural production of queer and Latinx communities in Latin America. 
 
Diana Aldrete has had experience teaching at different levels of higher education, such as the community college, small liberal arts colleges and research university. This experience has helped her develop an interdisciplinary methodology. With the use of technology in the classroom, her fundamental objective for every class is to connect the subject to the world beyond the classroom and to make the course material relevant to students’ lives.