Anne Lambright earned her BA with a triple major in Spanish, History, and Latin American Studies at Southern Methodist University. Upon graduation, she received a Fulbright Grant to Ecuador, a life-transforming opportunity that initiated her interest in Andean culture. After two years in Ecuador, she began graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned an MA and PhD in Latin American Literature.
When Professor Lambright approaches literature, film, theater, and other forms of cultural production, what most moves her is the relationship of the intellectual/artist with the nation and the production of national discourse. She is especially intrigued by counter-hegemonic discourses, voices from the margins, which in the Andean region includes the cultural production of women, indigenous peoples, mestizos, Afro-Hispanics, and Asian-Hispanics. In courses such as "Indigenous Peoples in Spanish American Literature and Culture,” "Gender, Ethnicity, and Resistance in the Andes," and “Hispanic Hartford,” Professor Lambright challenges students to think about how national hegemonic discourse constructs concepts of community, nation, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality, and how counter hegemonic responses may challenge those constructions, within the context of Latin America—a category in which she includes the United States.