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Maia Gil'Adí

Maia Gil'Adí is a doctoral candidate in English with a research focus on twentieth-century and contemporary Latina/o fiction. Her dissertation examines representations of violence in Latina/o speculative fiction and argues that world-building exercises by authors of color present alternative worlds where national, imperial, and racial-ethnic violence is allegorized and which create spaces of pleasure in which writers, authors, and fictional characters alike can replicate these types of violences. Outside of her research and teaching, she serves on the editorial board of Label Me Latina/o, is a member of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, and is a member of the founding executive committee for the Latina and Latino Literature forum of the Modern Language Association, serving as the forum's chair for 2017-2018. She has also been the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, including a graduate teaching fellowship and summer dissertation fellowship from GWU.

 

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