Julia Escobar Villegas

Julia Escobar Villegas

Graduate Assistant

PhD Student

Professional Summary

Julia Escobar Villegas speaks Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and English. She is a language instructor and a literary translator into Spanish. She also works in the editorial field as proofreader, assistant editor, project manager assistant, and writer. 

Education

M.A. in Spanish: University of Cincinnati 2018 (Spanish & Latin American Literature)

B.A. in Philosophy: Universidad de Antioquia Medellín, Colombia, 2014 (Philosophy & Literature)

Baccalaureate: Colegio Italiano Leonardo Da Vinci Medellín, Colombia, 2006 (Classical Studies & Sciences)

Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies: University of Cincinnati 2020

Research and Practice Interests

Philosophy & Literature | Feminist & Queer Theory | Eco & Geocriticism | Memory & Spectral Studies | Narratology | Travel Writing | Creative Writing | Literary Translation 

Positions and Work Experience

2011 -2016 Language Solutions Assistant, FNL Language Solutions, Medellín, Colombia

2010 -To Present Co-Founder & Project Manager Assistant, Fundación Mario Escobar Velásquez, Medellín, Colombia

2018 -To Present Cincinnati Romance Review Assistant Editor, University of Cincinnati,

Publications

Other Publications

Julia Escobar Villegas (2009. ) "El sonido de la pistola" .Memorias del Taller de Escritores, Editorial Asmedas

Julia Escobar Villegas (2013. ) “Grieta” .Cuentos brevísimos, Palabras Rodantes

Julia Escobar Villegas (2014. ) “Torso de Apolo” .Taller de creación literaria, Extensión Universidad de Antioquia

Book Chapter

(2017 ) “Mario Escobar Velásquez, el vigor de la belleza” Letras desde el Atrato y el Cauca: Memorias y archivos literarios. Literaturas y culturas de Antioquia .Medellín, Editorial Universidad de Antioquia

Additional Publications

Book of Poems

Francisco Rodríguez Moya (2015. ) Obra poética de Francisco Rodríguez Moya: un puñado de polvo que se empeña en ser luz .Obra poética de Francisco Rodríguez Moya: un puñado de polvo que se empeña en ser luz .Medellín, Fondo Editorial ITM (Editor)

Creative Translation

Yuri Leveratto (2009. ) Lima, Sociedad Geográfica de Lima

Yuri Leveratto (2010. ) Lima, Sociedad Geográfica de Lima

Yuri Leveratto (2013. ) Lima, Sociedad geográfica de Lima

Elsa Morante (2016. ) (pp. 108 -115).Medellín, Revista Universidad de Antioquia, no. 324

Stefan Zweig (2016. ) (pp. 72 -82).Medellín, Revista Universidad de Antioquia, no. 323

Stefan Zweig (2015. ) Medellín, Palabras Rodantes

Presentations

Paper Presentations

(04-2017. ) Hotel y motel, espacios de confluencia de subjetividades marginales en dos novelas de Santos Febres .UC.

(04-2018. ) Memoria ficcional: voz narradora en Muy caribe está de Mario Escobar Velásquez .UC.

(10-2018. ) Desideologización, viaje circular y errancia en Beltenebros de Antonio Muñoz Molina .University of Oklahoma.

(09-2019. ) Excellences & Perfections by Amalia Ulman: The Selfie as Performance .University of Kentucky.

(02-2020. ) Rehumanización y reterritorialización de muertos anónimos del conflicto colombiano en Los escogidos de Patricia Nieto .Ohio University at Athens.

Honors and Awards

2012 -2012 Stipendium: Intensiv-Sprachkurs Advanced German Language Course in Freiburg, Germany Goethe-Institut

2017 -2017 TAFT Graduate Summer Fellowship University of Cincinnati

2020 -2020 RALL Summer Enhancement Award University of Cincinnati

Service

Romance Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Association President Type:Departmental Service 2017 -2018

(Head of Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Research ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service 2017 -2018

39th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures Co-Chair Type:Departmental Service 2018 -2019

Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase Judge Type:University/College Service 2019 -2019

Courses Taught

SPAN-1001 BASIC SPANISH I Level:Undergraduate

-SPAN-1002 BASIC SPANISH II Level:Undergraduate

-SPAN-3082 STUDY IN GUATEMALA LATIN AMERICA TODAY Level:Undergraduate

-SPAN-2015 SP COMP AND CONV I

-SPAN-2016 SP COMP AND CONV II

-SPAN-1014 EXTENDED SPANISH 4