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Caroline Egan


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Caroline Egan

Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Literature

Caroline Egan is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature. She studies the early colonial Americas through comparative and transatlantic frameworks. Her dissertation, "Imagined Voices: Amerindian Oralities and New World Poetics," focuses on how multilingual actors, particularly mestizos and missionaries, theorized and reinvented indigenous languages in historical, linguistic, lyric, and ethnographic works. Her current research involves work in Spanish, Portuguese, Nahuatl, and Quechua. She received Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships in 2012 and 2014 for studies in Quechua and Nahuatl, respectively. In 2014, she received a Pigott Scholars Fellowship from the Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences. Before coming to Stanford, Caroline studied Comparative Literature at Penn State University (MA 2011, BA 2010).