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Graduate Student Profile: Jason Stinnett

Rudyard Alcocer

Jason Stinnett (Spanish) is currently finishing his dissertation prospectus in which he proposes to analyze the personal narrations of four nuns from 16th and 17th century Spain and Latin America, highlighting their deviations from heteronormative culture. He plans to study each narration from a transatlantic and queer perspective, giving particular focus to how each nun differentiates in terms of her degree of deviation from specific heteronormative lenses: sexual orientation, sexuality, biological sex, queerness, gender, and performativity. Jason holds a B.A. in Spanish from Murray State University and an M.A. in Spanish Literature from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Jason teaches second year Spanish here at UT and Composition classes at Centro Hispano de East Tennessee.


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