Stephanie Saunders | Capital University


  • Stephanie Saunders, Ph.D. 

    Assistant Professor of Spanish


    World Languages and Cultures
    Battelle Hall
    Capital University Main Campus

    (614) 236-6485

    • Biography

      A talented and vibrant teacher who is well-published in the areas of gender and body studies in Hispanic literature and popular culture, Dr. Stephanie Saunders has presented and published internationally on cultural studies and identity. She has served as a visiting researcher in residence at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. 

      Her research interests include fashion, media, body and gender studies and immigration and identity. Dr. Saunders has taught, traveled and researched in Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Spain, Ecuador, Cuba and Brazil. She enjoys implementing technology in the classroom. She is an expert in Latin American culture and literature.

      Dr. Sanders is the recipient of a 2011, 2013 and 2014 Gerhold Research Grant from Capital University. She also received the 2007 Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant; 2007 Keller Award for Outstanding Graduate Research; and 2005 Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Kentucky. She leads service trip for nursing and Spanish majors, recently traveling to Panama, Cuba and Costa Rica.

    • Teaches

      Elementary Spanish I and II
      Intermediate Spanish I and II
      Advanced Written and Oral Communication I and II
      Latin American Culture and Civilization
      Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature
      Hispanic Migration and Identity
      Tailored Bodies: Space and Gender in Hispanic Women’s Short Story and Popular Culture

    • Degrees

      Ph.D., University of Kentucky
      Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and psychology, Lyon College

    • Recent Publications

      Fashioning Female Identities and Political Resistance in Contemporary Chile. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress Body & Culture 18.5(2014): 551-68.

      Recrear una conciencia social: Reciclar/reapropiar la moda en Loco afán: crónicas de sidario de Pedro Lemebel. Taller de Letras 53(2013): 99-108.

      La salida del armario de la moda y la cultura popular en los culebrones lésbicos de Lola Van Guardia Monographic Review XXV (2009): 206-22.

      Disappearing the Body: Eating Disorders in Marcela Serrano's Antigua vida mía. Romance Quarterly. 57. 3 (2010): 218-30.

      Confronting Memory through Homosocial Bonds and Desire in Andrea Maturana's El daño. Letras Femeninas XXXVI (2010): 223-33.