Tania Arabelle Flores (she/ella/ela) is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. Her research examines questions of race, gender, and empire in the Hispanophone world from the nineteenth century to the present. She specializes in the literature of flamenco, (al-)Andalusian literary imaginaries, Afro-Orientalism, and the circulation and production of Black internationalist thought in the Hispanophone world.

During her time at Stanford, she has served as a founding graduate coordinator of three research groups: New Flamencologías: A Collaborative Research Group on Critical Flamenco Studies, Generaciones: A Collaborative Research Group on Diasporic Mexicanidades, and Race and Gender in the Global Hispanophone. Tania is also the co-founder and president of Flamenco Cardenal, a student group that organizes flamenco dance classes and events at Stanford.

Currently, Tania is a DARE Doctoral Research Fellow. Previously, her work has been funded by a Fulbright Research Grant and the Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship. She also served as Graduate Scholar-in-Residence at Stanford's El Centro Chicano y Latino between 2022 and 2024.

As a teacher, Tania strives to create classroom environments that center learning as a joyful experience. She works as a Language Conversation Partner through Stanford's Center for Teaching and Learning, where she supports students in the process of learning Brazilian Portuguese.

Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Tania worked as a Program Manager at the Dr. Beatriz María Solís Policy Institute (formerly known as the Women's Policy Institute), the flagship program of the Women's Foundation California.

Recent Publications:

Flores, Tania Arabelle. "Rosalía's Cante: (Non-)Gitanidad, Gender, and Anti-Carceral Flamenco Tradition in 'Juro Que.'" Romance Notes, vol. 63, no. 2, 2023, pp. 309-320. https://doi.org/10.1353/rmc.2023.a919724. 

Flores, Tania Arabelle. "El grano de arena de Bobby Seale: hacia un análisis del internacionalismo negro en 2666." Revista Chilena de Literatura, no. 108, 2023, pp. 195-222. https://revistaliteratura.uchile.cl/index.php/RCL/article/view/69468.

Teaching Experience:

  • Summer 2024 (Stanford Summer Humanities Institute): Magical Realism: 100 Years of Solitude (TA-ship with Professor Héctor Hoyos)
  • Summer 2022 (Stanford Summer Humanities Institute): Magical Realism: 100 Years of Solitude (TA-ship with Professor Héctor Hoyos)
  • Winter 2022: The Laboring of Diaspora and Border Literary Cultures (co-teaching with Professor José David Saldívar)
  • Autumn 2021: SPANLANG 11C (second-year Spanish, first quarter, cultural emphasis)
  • Summer 2021 (Stanford Summer Humanities Institute): Magical Realism: 100 Years of Solitude (TA-ship with Professor Héctor Hoyos)
  • Spring 2021: SPANLANG 3 (first-year Spanish, third quarter)
  • Winter 2021: SPANLANG 2 (first-year Spanish, second quarter)
  • Autumn 2020: SPANLANG 1 (first-year Spanish, first quarter)

Languages:

  • English (native)
  • Spanish (native)
  • Portuguese (advanced)
  • Catalan (advanced)
  • Arabic (beginner)
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