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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
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., (2014)
M.A., Marquette Univ. (2005)
B.A., Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2003)

Diana Aldrete is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Language and Culture Studies Department at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. 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. Her interest in human rights in Latin American literature led her to a dissertation focusing on the representation of the female body in texts concerning the feminicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Her areas of research include human rights narratives in Latin America, globalization in Latin American literature, representations of violence in Latin American narratives, Latin American film studies, contemporary Mexican literature and culture, and 20th and 21st Century Latinx/Queer representations in Mexican and Latin American narratives. Her recent research includes the discursive limits of language as it relates to pain and grief, as well as the incorporation of the arts into literary texts. She is currently working on a manuscript project that expands on her dissertation work examining the manifestations of resistance in the literature representing the feminicides in Mexico as a form of political production. 
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.