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Ashley Kerr is a PhD student at the University of Virginia who will graduate with her doctorate in
Spanish in August 2013. She earned a BA in Latin American Studies from Middlebury College and a MA in Spanish from the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the literature of Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile, particularly nineteenth-century texts that engage with questions relating to the indigenous populations of those countries. She has published in the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, given numerous talks, and served on several conference committees. Her teaching experience includes teaching all levels of Spanish at the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia’s study abroad program in Valencia, Spain, teaching private and group Spanish classes at the Speak! Language Center, and teaching English in Argentine Patagonia as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program. She has over two years experience living and travelling extensively in Argentina and Chile.