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Andrea Casals, PhD



Professor Andrea Casals’ special academic interests are ecocriticism or green cultural studies, poetry and children’s literature. Besides reading... in her spare time she enjoys yoga, trekking, family bonding and a coffee cup for warm conversations.



Allison Ramay, PhD



Professor Allison Ramay’s passion is studying how indigenous writers navigate cultural, linguistic and geopolitical borders in politically sensitive contexts. Outside of the university, she enjoys watching her children grow and spending as much time as possible in the mountains.



Carolina Osorio



Carolina is an English Literature and Linguistics student at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Her main interests are Gender Studies and Indigenous Literatures, yet she also very interested in fiction works, specially in science fiction and cosmic horror.

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Tamara Cubillos



Tamara studied English Literature and Linguistics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and is currently doing a Master's degree in Bioethics, at Universidad de Chile.


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Javiera Sepúlveda



Javiera recently finished her major in English Literature and Linguistics and is currently doing a Master's degree in Translation at Facultad de Letras UC. Though she loves Literature (and as a bookworm she is always looking for something to read) her academic interests lie in the Linguistics part of her major, specifically Discourse Analysis and Translation. On a more personal level, she is very fond of yoga, trying new vegetarian and vegan recipes, watching films and drinking tea.



Catalina Salvatierra


Catalina Salvatierra is a Chilean illustrator and tattoo artist, with a diploma in illustration from Universidad de Chile (2017) where she was also a TA in 2018. Formerly a nutritionist, Catalina transformed her passion for drawing and tattooing into her main activity, which she performs as an independent artist.