Michelle Medeiros
Dr. Michelle MedeirosMarquette University

Lalumiere Hall, 482

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7315
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of Spanish

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Michelle Medeiros specializes in Latin American literary and cultural studies of the 19th and 20th centuries, gender studies, history of science, and travel writing. Her current research project explores the intersection of science, gender, and visual culture in the works of women scientists in an attempt to further unveil the complex ways in which the modern culture of scientific production developed and the role of gender in this process. She teaches a broad range of courses including literature, culture, and language arts.


  • Ph.D. in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Purdue University
  • MA in Latin American Literature and Culture, Purdue University
  • BA in English and Portuguese, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil

Courses Taught

  • Natural History, Nature, and Travel Writing in Latin America
  • Contemporary Issues in Latin America
  • Panorama of Latin American Literatures
  • Advanced Communication in Spanish
  • Latin American Civilization and Culture
  • Spanish for the Health Professions

Research Interests

  • Latin American literary and cultural studies from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • Gender Studies
  • Travel Writing
  • History of Science

Professional Affiliations

  • Modern Language Association (MLA) – Member
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
  • Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)


Book in Press

  • Gender, Science, and Authority in Women’s Travel Writing: Literary Perspectives on the Discourse of Natural History. New York: Lexington Books, 2019.


  • (Guest Editor). “Introduction: Transatlantic Dialogues.” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 2020. (Forthcoming)
  • “Entre a realidade e a ficção: flaneurs, nostalgia e viagens nos romances de Luciana Hidalgo.” Panoramas da literatura brasileira 2020: drama, poesia, prosa e outras escrituras. Ed. Rafael Climent-Espino e Michel and Mingote Ferreira de Azara. Universidade de Sao Paulo, 2020. (Forthcoming)
  • “The Pursuit of Salvation, Happiness, and Knowledge: Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, Voltaire’s Candide, and Johnson’s History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.” Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos, Vol. 44, 2016.
  • “Is It All About Money? Women Characters and Family Bonds in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon”. Revista Scripta Uniandrade, Vol. 13.2, 2015
  • “Crossing Boundaries into a World of Scientific Discoveries: Maria Graham in Nineteenth-Century Brazil,” Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 16, no.3, 2013.

Additional Information

Community Work and Service

  • Midwestern Modern Language Association (MMLA) – Vice President
  • Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association – Editorial Board

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