Catalina Andrango-Walker

Catalina Andrango-Walker, Associate Professor

Catalina Andrango-Walker, Associate Professor
Catalina Andrango-Walker, Associate Professor

Department of Modern & Classical Languages and Literatures
325 Major Williams Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
candrang@vt.edu

Professor Andrango-Walker’s research addresses constructions of race, gender, class, and identity through an examination of sixteenth through eighteenth-century texts of the Andean region. Her first book, El Símbolo católico indiano (1598) de Jerónimo de Oré: saberes coloniales y los problemas de la evangelización en la región andina (2018), shows how Oré challenged imperial ideology regarding the construction of the natives, ideology that was based on contemporary Western theories that associated latitude and the natural environment with human nature and intellect.

Andrango-Walker is working on two new book projects in which she studies unpublished eighteenth-century female spiritual biographies written in Quito. Her research has been funded by a number of institutions, such as The Mendel Fellowship at the Lilly Library, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, and the John Carter Brown Library. Her work appears in several collected volumes and journals, such as Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Latin American Literary ReviewChasquiSymposiumRevista Iberoamericana, among others.

  • Colonial Latin American Literature & Culture
  • Colonialism and Imperialism
  • Religious Studies
  • Latin American Historical Novel
  • Race and Gender
  • PH.D. in Hispanic Literature, Washington University in St. Louis                                               
  • MA. in Hispanic Literature, Washington University in St. Louis                                                  
  • BA. in Spanish (minor in English), University of Missouri-Columbia    
  • Associate Professor of Spanish, Virginia Tech (2017 - present)
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish, Virginia Tech (2011 - 2017)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Franklin and Marshall College (2010 - 2011)
  • Instructor of Literature (distance learning), Universidad San Francisco de Quito (2008 - 2011)
  • Lecturer of Spanish, Washington University in St. Louis (2009 - 2010)
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Books

El Símbolo católico indiano (1598) de Jerónimo de Oré: saberes coloniales y los problemas de la evangelización en la región andina [Luis Jerónimo de Oré’s Símbolo Católico Indiano (1598): Criollo knowledge and the problems of evangelization in the Andean Region]. Frankfurt and Madrid: Vervuert/Iberoamericana, 2018. 

Journal Articles

“La (de)construcción de la santidad criolla en Aprendiendo a morir.” Revista Iberoamericana. 84.264 (2018): 793-809.

 “Getrudes de San Yldefonso and Juana de Jesús: Exemplarity and the Construction of the Criollo Identity in Eighteenth Century Quito.” Chasqui. Revista de literatura latinoamericana. 47.1 (2018): 68-83.

 “Del discurso piadoso al discurso protonacionalista en la biografía de la beata Juana de Jesús.” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures. 71.2 (2017): 93-104.

 “Memorias hegemónicas contadas desde la subalternidad: relatos femeninos en Memorias de la pivihuarmi Cuxirimay Ocllo.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 38.2 (2014): 273-94.

“El Colegio de caciques San Andrés y la transformación del espacio colonial quiteño.” Latin American Literary Review 40.80 (2012): 28-51.

“Formación de la identidad ecuatoriana a partir de la música y la poesía popular de las guerras de la independencia.” Araucaria 25.13 (2011): 108-25.

Book Chapters

“Armonías de descontento: La música de Getrudes de San Yldefonso en Quito colonial.” En La historia, el arte y la música en el manuscrito de la venerable Virgen del Monasterio de Santa Clara: Quito (1709-1917). Ed. Regina Harrison. Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar: Quito. 2019. 153-87.

“Writing Orality: Turning Quechua into a Language of Religious Conversion.” Latin American Textualities. Eds. Heather Allen & Andrew Reynolds. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2018. 27-45.

“Cantando los salmos del Señor en tierra ajena: nostalgia, religiosidad y transculturación en el camino hacia la evangelización de la región andina.” Estudios coloniales latinoamericanos en el siglo XXI: Nuevos itinerarios. Ed. Stephanie Kirk. Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2012. 167-80.

External:

  • The Mendel Fellowship, Lilly Library, Indiana University ($1,500)- 2016
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection ($3,000)- 2013
  • Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library, Providence, R.I. ($4,200)- 2012

Virginia Tech:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences International Initiatives Support ($1000)- 2019
  • Niles Research Grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences ($500)- 2017
  • Niles Research Grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences ($2,400)- 2016
  • Niles Research Grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences ($3,500)- 2015
  • Humanities Summer Stipend from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Also selected as Virginia Tech nominee to the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend competition ($4,000)- 2014
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences International Initiative Small Grants ($750)- 2014
  • Visible Scholarship Initiatives Mini-Grant (with Elisabeth Austin) ($500)- 2013
  • International Travel Supplemental Grant ($1,500)- 2012
  • New Faculty Mentoring Project Grant ($1,500)- 2012

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