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Ibis Sierra Audivert
48 Burrowes, Cubicle 4
University Park , PA 16802
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Office Phone: (814) 863-9441

Office Hours:

  • Via Zoom:
  • M 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • R 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Biography:

Ibis Sierra Audivert holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish issued by the University of Havana. She earned her M.A. in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the Pennsylvania State University, where she is also continuing her doctoral research as a dual-title candidate in Spanish and Visual Studies.

She is an appointed Teaching Assistant in the Spanish Basic Language Program (SBLP) at Penn State, where she has consolidated her pedagogy by teaching courses of Spanish 2 and 3 and Summer Intensive courses. In the years to come, she intends to teach courses on culture and literature and help to redesigning more effective modes of learning and knowledge that reflect on worldwide pressing issues.

Her research work and academic interests include gender and sexualities, postcolonial discourses in Latin America and the Caribbean, Latina and black feminisms, and popular culture. She is drawn to literature and visual reenactments (films and video-art) that critically mirror on dictatorships and the undermining of human and constitutional rights in the Americas.

In addition, she examines the sensorial and bodily reconfigurations of minorities with the purpose to investigate underground culture and movements, decolonizing perspectives, and liberating practices. Her doctoral project focuses on cultural representations of LGBTQ+ sexualities by addressing questions of body politics, materiality, and the visual aesthetics of Neobaroque.