Tania Arabelle Flores

Ph.D. Student in Iberian & Latin American Cultures, admitted Autumn 2019
2013: B.A., Critical Theory & Social Justice and English & Comparative Literary Studies, Occidental College

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 Iberian, Latin American, and U.S. Latinx cultural production from the nineteenth century to the present. She specializes in the racial politics of flamenco historiography, the literature of flamenco, (al-)Andalusian and (post)colonial literary imaginaries, Afro-Orientalism, and the circulation and production of Black internationalist thought within Iberian and Latinx literatures. Her training is in transatlantic studies and postcolonial studies. As a teacher, she strives to create classroom environments that center learning as a joyful experience.

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.

Tania is 2023-24 recipient of the Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship. Previously, she was a 2021-22 and 2022-23 Graduate Scholar-in-Residence at El Centro Chicano y Latino and a 2014-15 recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant (Granada, Spain). She serves as the graduate coordinator of New Flamencologías: A Collaborative Research Group on Critical Flamenco Studies, the co-coordinator of Generaciones: A Collaborative Research Group on Diasporic Mexicanidades and the co-founder and president of Flamenco Cardenal. In 2022-23, she served as the graduate coordinator of Race and Gender in the Global Hispanophone.

She currently 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.

Recent Publications:

Flores, Tania Arabelle. "El grano de arena de Bobby Seale: hacia un análisis del internacionalismo negro en 2666." Revista Chilena de Literatura (108), 2023, pp. 195-222. https://revistaliteratura.uchile.cl/index.php/RCL/article/view/69468.

Teaching Experience:

  • 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)


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


Research Unit Groups

Research Interests

  • Anthropology


  • Cultural History & Studies


  • Feminist Studies


  • Latin Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Music Theory, History, and Criticism


  • Spanish Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Transatlantic Studies