Karen García Escorcia is a PhD student from México. She holds a BA and an MA in Spanish with a Minor in Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas Pan American. She was the editorial and research assistant for the volume El cisne, la espiga y la cruz: Poesía religiosa del modernismo hispanoamericano (José M. Martínez Ed., 2013). She specializes in Ethics, Literary Realism, and Economic Theories. Her master’s thesis explores functions of money as a literary motif and her doctoral dissertation examines the concept of debt in post-authoritarian cultural productions.
Studying: Her research focuses on Contemporary Latin American Literature from Mexico and the Southern Cone.
Faculty Advisor: Ksenija Bilbija
Awards & Honors: Dissertation Write-Up Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin – Madison (2020), One-year Graduate School Fellowship, Graduate School, part of the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the UW-Madison (2019-2020), Barbara Hycnar Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin – Madison (2015).