College of Arts and Sciences

Karla Zepeda

Karla Zepeda

Associate Professor of Spanish


  • B.A.: English Literature, Smith College, 1997
  • M.A.: Comparative Literature, University of Connecticut, 2001
  • Ph.D.: Spanish, University of Connecticut, 2008

Research Interests

  • My area of concentration is 19th and 20th century Peninsular literature. I focus on the Spanish Civil War and the literature produced by the exiles of the period. In particular, I study the exilic autobiographies of XXth century Spanish Women Writers. I focus on the experience of exile and how it acts as a catalyst for a redefinition of the self.

Other areas of interest

  • Latina Literature and XIX and XXth century Latin American Literature.