Catherine Addington

PhD Student
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Ph.D., Spanish, University of Virginia (projected 2021)
M.A., Spanish, University of Virginia (projected 2018)
B.A., Latin American Studies, New York University (2015), magna cum laude

Research Interests

  • Rioplatense and gaúcha literatures and cultures
  • Religion in Spanish America, particularly missionary narratives, conventual literature, hagiography, and indigenous belief systems
  • The making of saints, myths, and icons in both religious and secular contexts
  • The history, politics, and culture of soccer, especially in Argentina
  • Literary translation
  • Digital humanities


Intermediate Spanish (fall 2016), led students in a writing workshop and creation of a class magazine, “SPAN 2010 Mag
Intermediate Spanish (spring 2017), collaborating with students on a class playlist in conjunction with the grammatical and cultural curriculum


Brazil’s Little Platoons.” The American Conservative, August 12, 2016. Web.
The Mythical Founding of Club Atlético Independiente.” Unusual Efforts, April 6, 2016. Web.
Crime and Crisis: The Film of Fabián Bielinsky." Esferas 4 (2015): 40–42.
Dios y los Diez: The Mythologization of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi in Contemporary Argentina.” Esferas 4 (2015).
Off the Literary Reservation.” The American Conservative, Sept./Oct. 2014, pp. 28–30.

Grants & Awards

New York University Department of Spanish and Portuguese Award, presented for excellence in an honors undergraduate thesis, awarded for “Dios y los Diez: The Mythologization of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi in Contemporary Argentina,” May 2015.
Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund Grant, New York University, summer 2014.
New York University College of Arts and Sciences Presidential Honors Scholar, 2013–2015.