Molly D. Appel
- MS, Pace University, May 2009
- BA, Skidmore College, May 2007
I am a 5th-year Ph.D. candidate with a minor in Latin American studies. I research the role the subject of the student has had within human rights literature in the Americas, and I integrate critical pedagogy with literary analysis. I am a Teach for America alumna and a former K-12 ESL teacher in New York City.
My research pertains to how literary works frame critical pedagogies through their poetics. I examine the ways in which texts embed, assert, and subvert understandings and memorializations of instances of social conflict, as well as the “afterlives” of those texts in pedagogical settings. I am particularly interested in texts that play with documentation, artifactuality, and monumentality. I look primarily at the post-WWII era to the present, in the Southern Cone of South America, upper Central America, and in the United States.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
- Inter-American Literature
- Human Rights
- Memory & Genre Studies