Karen   P.  Benavente

Visiting Associate Professor  

Dr. Karen P. Benavente

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Latin American Poetry, Brazilian Literature, Border Literature and Politics
  • Education

    • PhD, Romance, Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, 2000
    • BA, Humanities, Stanford University, 1993




Selected Publications


  • Karen Benavente. "Gabriela Mistral," Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Karen Benavente. British Academy / Leverhulme Small Grant, British Academy / Leverhulme, $14,000.00 (2017-12-01)



Selected Presentations


  • Karen Benavente. "Liberty Unbound: Emma Lazarus, José Martí and Gabriela Mistral: three early interpretations of the Statue of Liberty.," Second International Conference on Border Studies, UTRGV & Universidad de Tamaulipas, Mexico, Brownsville, TX & Tamaulipas, Mexico (October 2017)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • "Vaqueros: Genesis of a Cowboy," (2018)

Previous Courses