Erika Valdivieso

Erika Valdivieso is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics. Her research examines the intersection between classical education and colonialism in Spanish America and Brazil, with a particular focus on Latin texts written in these regions during the early modern period. She has a special interest in book history, ancient literary criticism and Latin poetry, all of which inform her current book project on four Vergilian epics from colonial Latin America. Dr. Valdivieso has published on sixteenth-century Peru and poetic manuals from seventeenth-century Mexico and is a cofounder of Hesperides, a scholarly organization for Classics in the Luso-Hispanophone world.