Cohort Year: 2016
Advisor(s): Agnes Lugo-Ortiz
Subject Area: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Meriam is a native of the Dominican Republic, where she began her literary studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD). She earned a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies in 2016 from Hunter College (CUNY). Her dissertation is concerned with contemporary Dominican narratives in which notions of "youth" and "youth culture" are deployed to construct a counter-imaginary to the Trujillo dictatorship and its spectral legacies. The dissertation aims to consider the literary mobilization of "youth culture" as a metaphor for social change which offers alternative views of the Dominican nation.
Dissertation: Ghosts of the Island: Youth Culture and the Legacy of Dictatorship in Contemporary Dominican Literature
Recent courses in RLL
- SPAN 10200 Beginning Elementary Spanish II (Winter 2020)
- SPAN 10300 Beginning Elementary Spanish III (Spring 2020)