Evelyn Saavedra Autry
Ph.D. Candidate

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Office:
Gilbert Hall 203

Evelyn Saavedra Autry is a Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic Studies at the University of Georgia. She holds a degree in Education from Middle Tennessee State University. She has taught a wide variety of Spanish language and literature courses at U.S. institutions including Fisk University, Tennessee Tech University, Middle Tennessee State University, and The University of Georgia. Her work in the classroom has been recognized with great evaluations by both students and supervisors. In addition, she has presented research at national and international conferences. She has been awarded the Tinker Field Research Award, Nina Hellerstein fund Award, Graduate School Dean’s Award for Arts & Humanities, among others. Several of her scholarly articles are under consideration for publishing as of 2018. Her dissertation project “Indigenous Female Subjectivities and Andean Voices in Contemporary Cultural Productions of the Peruvian Internal Armed Conflict (1980-2000)”, examines representations of indigenous females figures in cultural productions. By employing decolonial approaches and testimonial studies, her project contributes to understanding systematic oppression of indigenous women. She also focuses on indigenous feminism, trauma and memory studies, indigenous popular art, latinx studies, testimonial literature, among others.