Dr. Rachel VanWieren

Honors and Awards

  • 2016, Teaching Pair Project Funding, COLS, NU
  • 2014, Departmental Appreciation Award
  • 2013, Alpha Mu Gamma Honors Society
  • 2010, Del Amo Travel Grant
  • 2009, Latin American Institute Tinker Field Rsch Grant

Publications

  • VanWieren, R. (2017). Reconsidering the Patagonian Worker Movements of the 1920s: Francisco Coloane's and Luis Sepúlveda's Rebellious Chilotes. A Contracorriente, 14(3): 127-142.
  • VanWieren, R. (2015). Sketching Social Mobility in the Gold Rushes of California and Patagonia: Bret Harte and Manuel Rojas. Hispanófila, 173: 281-291.
  • VanWieren, R. (2010). Crisis in the Search for Gold in Depression Era Chilean Rewritings of the Legend of the City of the Caesars. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, 44: 127-46.
  • VanWieren, R. (2010). "A Conversation with Andrew Brown: Mashing Up Latin American Literature, Science,Technology, and the Post-human." Interview by Victoria L. Garrett and Rachel VanWieren. Mester, 39: 149-160.
  • VanWieren, R. (2007). La ciencia al servicio del imperio español: Antonio de Córdoba y el
    Estrecho de Magallanes. Revista de Humanidades, 15-16: 169-80.
  • Eds. Elena Oliva, Alondra Peirano, Elisabet Prudant, Javiera Ruíz.. (2009). La amenaza del femicidio: Mujeres selk'nam e inmigrantes fueguinos en El guanacoblanco (1980) de Francisco Coloane y El corazón a contraluz (1996) de Patricio Manns. América Latina en el nuevo milenio: procesos, crisis, y perspectivas.
  • Rachel Vanwieren And Teresa Rinaldi. (2016). Traveling toward Emptiness: Patagonia in Luis Sepúlveda's and Daniel Mordzinski's Writing and Photography. Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference. Pasadena, CA. 12 Nov. 2016..
  • VanWieren, R. (2016). Venganza ballenera en la Patagonia. Congreso Chile Transatlántico. Santiago, Chile. 16 Aug. 2016..

Presentations

  • VanWieren, R. (2015). Refocusing History in Fictional Portrayals of Patagonian Worker Movements. Poster presented at the National University Spring Symposium, San Diego, CA.
  • VanWieren, R. (2014). Humanizing Sealers in Francisco Coloane¿s `Cabo de Hornos'. Conference presented at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, Riverside, CA.
Dr. Rachel VanWieren

Contact Information

Dr. Rachel VanWieren

College: College of Letters and Sciences

Department: Arts and Humanities

Academic Program Director: Bachelor of Arts Major in Spanish

RVanWieren@nu.edu

(310) 662-2145

Los Angeles Campus

Education

UC Los Angeles - PHD - Hispanic Languages and Literature