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Megan Jeanette Myers is Assistant Professor of Spanish and affiliated faculty in the Latino/a Studies Program. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from Vanderbilt University (2016).

Dr. Myers teaches literature and culture courses in the Spanish program as well as Spanish for the Professions. Myers also teaches in the US Latino/a Studies Program. In language courses, Myers encourages her students to place themselves on a spectrum of what they can do with the L2: using their second language in a communicative manner, finding their own place as active citizens in the Spanish-speaking world, and negotiating an understanding of what it means to be multilingual and multicultural. The questions consistently informing the themes of Myers’ research involve identity, race, borders and their cross-sections. Stemming from an expertise in Latin American and Caribbean Literature, Myers is also interested in other, growing fields such as Latino/a Studies and African Diaspora Studies. She is currently working on a book-length manuscript that considers the literary relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Myers also self-defines as a digital humanist and is currently working on a paper entitled “Junot Díaz and Digital Dominicanidad” that uses text-mining to offer a unique analysis of Díaz’s literary corpus.

  • “Literary Cross-Over in the Domingo del Monte Tertulia: Anselmo Suárez y Romero’s and Cirilo Villaverde’s C. Valdés Protagonists.” Hispania. Accepted.
  • “Dos rayanos-americanos Rewrite Hispaniola: Julia Alvarez and Junot Díaz.”
    Confluencia 32.1 (2016).
  • “Ana Lydia Vega’s ‘Pollito Chicken’: Stripped to the Bone.” CARIBE 15.1 (2014).
  • “Dialogando con Pedro Blas Julio Romero: su “Terreiro” sin fronteras.” Afro-Hispanic Review 35.1 (2016).
  • “Big Ideas in Little Haiti: Haitian Contemporary Artist Edouard Duval-Carrié.” Afro-Hispanic Review 32.2 (2014).

Iowa State Foreign Travel Grant, 2016

Iowa State LAS Small Grant Award, 2016

E. Inman Fox Award for Excellence in Teaching, Vanderbilt University, 2015

Miguel Enguídanos Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, Vanderbilt University, 2013

Editorial Board, Afro-Hispanic Review

Director of Social Media, Spanish and Portuguese Review

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Office: 2238 Pearson Hall
Phone: (515) 294-2306
Email: mjmyers@iastate.edu