Anna Kathryn Donko holds a BA in Spanish from Sweet Briar College and an MA in Spanish from the University of Kansas. She also earned a certificate in Second Language Studies from the University of Kansas and has published Spanish to English literary translations in The Mercurian (2016) and Contrapuntos (2017). Anna joined the PhD program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies in 2019 and her research focuses on colonial Latin America. She is interested in the systematization of indigenous languages and the production of missionary dictionaries and grammars. Additionally, she is interested in the intersection between racial and evangelical discursive formations that described and inscribed cultural differences in the Spanish colonies.
Research interests: Colonial Latin American literature and material culture, colonialism and evangelization, historiography, systematization of indigenous languages, missionary dictionaries and grammars, discursive formations of race.