Alexandra Vialla Mendez
Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Alexandra Méndez is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC) and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) at Columbia University. She received her B.A. from Harvard in the History and Literature of Latin America. Her research focuses on sixteenth-century narratives about the New World and their circulation and publication between the Americas, Spain, and Venice. She is a 2019-2020 Public Humanities Graduate Fellow at the Heyman Center, and previously she was a 2018-2019 Graduate Fellow with the Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Global Language Justice through ICLS. Her book reviews have appeared in Public Books and the Harvard Review Online.