Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Hannah Palmer

Program Manager for Academic Programs

Contact Info
hpalmer@tulane.edu

Department Affiliation
Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Hannah Palmer, who joined the staff in 2019, oversees summer abroad initiatives and academic-year programming at both the Stone Center and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute. Before coming to Tulane, she worked in Latin American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as Graduate Program Coordinator for the Institute for the Study of the Americas, Resident Director for the Yucatec Maya Summer Institute, and a teaching fellow of Spanish-language and English-literature courses while completing her Ph.D. Her interests include contemporary Maya literatures, critical Indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, contemporary Latinx literatures, and interdisciplinary and decolonial methodologies. In her research, teaching, and administrative work alike, she enjoys exploring new areas of inquiry and forums of instruction.

Degrees
  • B.A. with honors, English and Spanish, Samford University, 2009
  • Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019

Research & Teaching Specializations: Contemporary Maya literatures, critical Indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, contemporary Latinx literatures, interdisciplinary and decolonial methodologies

Related Experience
  • Graduate Program Coordinator, Institute for the Study of the Americas, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2016-2018
  • Resident Director, Yucatec Maya Summer Institute, Study Abroad Office, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2017, 2018
  • Teaching Fellow, Department of English and Comparative Literature/Department of Romance Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2011-2018
  • Lectora Visitante Becaria, Departamento de Literatura Inglesa y Norteamericana, Facultad de Filología, Universidad de Sevilla, 2014-15
Distinctions
  • Departmental Dissertation Fellowship, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019
  • Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Student Scholarship, Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, 2017
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Award (FLAS), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Languages:
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Yucatec Maya
Overseas Experience
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
Selected Publications
  • Forthcoming. “The Power of Female Community in the Poetry of Briceida Cuevas Cob.” Studies in American Indian Literatures.
  • 2019. “‘Sa’atal u páakat’: The Critique of Authority in Sol Ceh Moo‘€™s ‘X Tabita. Chan chúupal.’” Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference, Boston, 24-27 May.
  • 2019. “Rugged Heroism: Martínez Huchim’s Intervention into Yucatec Maya History,” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, Oaxaca, MX, 26-31 Mar.
  • 2018. “The Founders of Lineages: The Revival of the Ch’i‘ibal in Contemporary Yucatec Maya Literature,” Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference, Barcelona, 23-26 May.
  • 2018. “‘Chen kuxtal ich muk’yajil’: Sol Ceh Moo’s Questioning of Cultural Preservation,” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, Nashville, TN, 8-12 Mar.
  • 2017. “Writing Maya Womanhood: The Female Voice in Contemporary Yucatec Maya Literature,” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, Chapel Hill, NC, 23-26 Mar. 2017
  • 2016. “(Re) construir el poder de los sitios de la “Ruina” en Yucatán, México: El espacio, la memoria y la agencia en el mundo maya,” Co-presented with Khristin Landry-Montes, II Coloquio Internacional de Estudios sobre las culturas originarias de América, Havana, Cuba, 11-14 Oct. 2016
  • 2016. “My Mother’s Mistakes: Inter-Generational Relationships in Contemporary Maya Narratives,” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 9-13 Mar.
  • 2014. “Confronting the Corpses: The Encounter with Abjection in Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez,” American Comparative Literature Association, New York, NY, 20-13 Mar.
Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinates and markets CCSI programing, including speaker series, conferences, guest lectures, and performances
  • Plans and orchestrates ongoing Stone Center summer abroad programs
  • Cultivates relationships and open communication with partner organizations in the U.S. and Latin America
  • Maintains budgets and administers finances for summer programs and select academic year projects

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Curriculum Vitae

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