Scholar of the Month

Fernando Varela: May 2021 Scholar of the Month

Christy Tidwell

ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for May 2021 is Fernando Varela. 

Fernando Varela is currently finishing his doctoral degree in Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He defended his dissertation with honors on April 1. His professional interests include hemispheric studies, critical race studies, ecocriticism, and environmental humanities. Starting August 2021, Fernando will be an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX).

How did you become interested in studying ecocriticism and/or the environmental humanities?

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