Leslie Dávila


She has participated in graduate colloquiums in California and received an honorable mention for her graduate student paper at the international Conference on Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous People in 2011. During her first year at Pitt she acted as the Graduate Student representative for the Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures.


  • BA, Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, Spanish, Focus on Peninsular and Latin American Literature, California State University, Long Beach

Areas of Specialization

Contemporary Guatemalan Indigenous narrative and poetry, political art and performance, and cultural studies, with close attention to gender and violence in these discourses.