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Nayra Ramírez Peñuela

  • Visiting Instructor

Originally from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Nayra Ramírez is an Arts & Sciences Fellow in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures in her first year at the University of Pittsburgh. Her academic background involves a B.A. in Hispanic Philology, two Graduate Degrees and several Teaching Training Certificates. She has taught in Spain, Mexico and Poland and has also been  an international volunteer  at Communities of Peoples in Resistance (CPR) of  “La Sierra”, El Quiché, in Guatemala. 


  • 2015, MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Criticism, Universidad de Valencia
  • 2005, DEA (Diploma of Advanced Studies) in Literature and Literary Theory, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • 2002, CAP (Teaching Training Certificate), Universidad de Granada
  • 2001, Licenciatura (BA) in Hispanic Philology, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Areas of Specialization

Her research interests include Mexican Literature, Indigenous Movements and Guerrilla Insurgencies in Latin America with a particular focus on the Zapatista movement in Chiapas.