Alumni (Fellow)

Andrea Pauw

James H. and Elizabeth W. Wright Jefferson Fellow
Louisville, Kentucky
B.A. Davidson College (2013)
M.A. University of Virginia (2016)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese


Andrea Pauw is a graduate student in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. She received a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Davidson College and an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia. Before coming to U.Va., Andrea lived in the Yucatán where she taught English and directed a children’s choir. Her dissertation “Verses to Live By: Aljamiado Poetry in Mudejar and Morisco Communities,” examines sixteenth-century manuscripts written by Spanish Muslims. “Aljamiado” refers to Spanish written with the Arabic alphabet. Andrea’s research on poetics and the expulsion of Spain’s Muslim population has been published in the Hispanic Review and in a forthcoming Routledge Companion to Medieval Iberia. In 2019-2020, Andrea will serve as a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow.

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