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Analisa DeGrave, Ph.D.

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  • Professor
  • Languages
  • Latin American and Latinx Studies
  • Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Teaching Interests
  • Honors Colloquia: Human Rights and the Environment in Latin America (HNRS 187)
  • Women’s Lives and Experiences in Nicaragua (travel seminar/international immersion) (REGSS 422)
  • Writing from the Margins (Spanish/LAS 475)
  • Social and Environmental Justice in Latin American Literature (Spanish/LAS 475)
  • Introduction to Latin American Studies (LAS 150)
  • Nobel Prize Winners of Latin America (Spanish/LAS 475)
  • Survey of Latin American Literature (Spanish/LAS 367)
  • Contemporary Latin American Civilization (Spanish/LAS 352)

Dr. DeGrave teaches an array of Spanish language courses and Latin American literature and civilization. She also teaches courses for UWEC’s Latin American and Latinx Studies and Honors programs.

Research and Creative Activities

Expressions of resistance by marginalized communities in Honduras and Nicaragua.

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Spanish)
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Spanish)
  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College: St. Peter, Minnesota (Spanish and History) 
Published Research

DeGrave, Analisa. (2023). Martha María Romero Mejía: passos para a independência. Faces de Eva. Estudos sobre a Mulher, (50), 205-218. Epub 21 de feveiro de 2024.

DeGrave, Analisa. "Radio of Flesh and Bone: Community Radio in the Authoritarian and Patriarchal Context of Today’s Nicaragua" Conjunctions, vol.10, no.1, 2023, pp.1-17.

DeGrave, Analisa. “From Xibalbá to Twenty-First-Century Honduras: ‘Transrealista’ Sketches of Power and Marginalization in Carlos Humberto Santos’s ‘Bocetos de un cuerpo sin forma’,” Transmodernity, vol. 9, no. 6, 2021, doi:10.5070/T49653485.

“Education and Outreach through Ludo-Pedagogy and Experiential Learning. Bridging Feminist and Diversity Movements in Today’s Nicaragua: An Interview with Helen Alfaro, Yova Briones, and Tannia Rizo Lazo of La Casa de Los Colores.” Feminist Teacher, vol. 26, no. 2–3, 2016, pp. 213–32,

DeGrave, Analisa. “Women’s Resistance Poetry in the Long Shadow of Honduras’s 2009 Coup d’etat: Countermapping a Landscape of Fear and Marginalization.” Hispanic Journal (Special Issue on Latin American Poetry), vol. 39, no. 2, Fall 2018, pp. 55-79.

“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. (Fall 2015): 4-20.

“‘Not Nowhere:’ ‘Walking Bridges’ in an “AmeRícan” Utopia” appears in the book The AmeRícan Poet: Essays on the Work of Tato Laviera, edited by Stephanie Alvarez and William Luis, New York: Center Puerto Rican Studies, 2014, pages 87-123.

"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.

“Ecoliterature and Dystopia: Gardens and Topos in Modern Latin American Poetry.” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 22.2: 89-104.

"Nancy Morejón: Caution: Yoruban Silences in Utopia.” MaComère 7 (2005): 119-135. 

DeGrave, Analisa. "Santiago Waria (1541-1991) o Santiago Waria y Las Primeras Letras: La Distopia Urbana de Elvira Hernánez." Hispanic Poetry Review. Vol. 5 No. 1 (2005): 40-55.  PDF:

“Volviendo al Edén para hacer unos cambios: la utopía y la poesía evaista de Gioconda Belli.” Ixquic: Revista Hispánica Internacional de Análisis y Creación 4 (2003): 70-89.

Honors and Recognitions

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, Fall 2011 

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