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Dr. Analisa DeGrave

Analisa De Grave

Contact Information:
Dr. Analisa De Grave
Associate Professor
Office: CEN 4919
Ph: (715) 836-4546


Analisa DeGrave is an associate professor of Spanish in the Languages Department at UW-Eau Claire. In addition to serving on the Latin American Studies committee, Dr. DeGrave teaches Latin American literature and civilization. Her areas of interest include Latin American and Latino/a poetry and constructions of utopia and dystopia.

During the summers of her college and graduate school years Dr. DeGrave worked with Latino/a migrant communities in rural Minnesota at Migrant Head Start, Title I and Migrant Health Services. Her ties to the Midwest also led her to volunteer through Project Minnesota-León in León, Nicaragua. She is a proud member of the Wisconsin-based non-profit organization, Farmer to Farmer:

Analisa DeGrave received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her B.A. in Spanish and History at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Classes taught:

WMNS 422 Women's Lives and Experiences in Nicaragua
Spanish/LAS 475 Social and Environmental Justice in Latin American Literature
LAS 491 Latino/a Literature
Spanish 491 Nobel Prize Winners of Latin America
LAS 450 Latin American Studies Capstone
Spanish/LAS 367 Survey of Latin American Literature
Spanish/LAS 352 Contemporary Latin American Civilization
Spanish/LAS 312 Latinos in the U.S.
LAS 150 Introduction to Latin American Studies


Walking OUT Award, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Affirmative Action Office, for Mentorship and Support of LGBTQ Students, May 2012

Office of Multicultural Affairs Distinguished Service Award, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's, Fall 2011

Excellence in Advising Award, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, August 2007

Recent Faculty/Student ResearchCollaboration:

2008-2011: Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Diversity Mentoring Projects. Student researchers: María Boland, Melissa Gullickson, Liliana Meza, Danielle Smiley and Carlos Villagrán Arias. Guía de Recursos para Eau Claire y susalrededores (published 2011)

Selected Publications:

(Forthcoming Fall 2015) "Re-legitimizing the State in Honduras: Sendero en Resistencia: Poetry's Reclamation of Communication, Justice, and Truth in Post-Coup Honduras." Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana. 

"'Not Nowhere:' 'Walking Bridges' in an "AmeRícan" Utopia" appears in the book The AmeRican Poet: Essays on the Work of Tato Laviera, edited by Stephanie Alvarez and William Luis, New York: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 2014, pages 82-121.

"Palmares: utopian representations of a runaway settlement in colonial Brazil" appears in the book "New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period," edited by Chloë Houston, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2010, pages 137-158.

DeGrave, A.  "Ecoliterature and Dystopia: Gardens and Topos in Modern Latin American Poetry." Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 22.2 (Spring 2007): 89-104.

DeGrave, A. "Nancy Morejón: Caution: Yoruban Silences in Utopia." MaComère: The Journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars7 (2005):119-135. 

DeGrave, A. 2005: "Santiago Waria (1541-1991) o Santiago Wariay Las Primeras Letras: la distopia urbana de Elvira Hernández." Hispanic Poetry Review 5. 1: 42-57.

DeGrave, A. 2003: "Volviendo al Edén para hacer unos cambios: la utopía y la poesía evaísta de Gioconda Belli." Ixquic: Revista Hispánica Internacional de Análisis y Creación. Issue 4.