Jessica Marroquín

PhD Student
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  • Ph.D., Spanish. Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, University of Virginia (exp. 2020)
  • M.A., Spanish. Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, University of Virginia (May 2015)
  • B.A., Modern Languages: Spanish and French, Minor in Anthropology. Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, Kenyon College (May 2012)

Research Interests

  • Gender Studies: Representations of Masculinity and Femininity
  • Narcoculture(s) in Mexico and Central America
  • Aesthetics and Production of the Santa Muerte
  • The Tradition of the Danse Macabre
  • Colonial Latin America


Center for Advanced Operational and Culture Learning, Marine Corps University, 2015-2017

  • Wrote and developed more than 100 pages of curricula published internally by the Department of Defense for the Regional, Cultural, and Language Familiarization Program, U.S. Marine Corps


University of Virginia 2013-2015; 2017

  • SPAN 3010 (F 2017): Spanish Grammar and Composition I
  • SPAN 2010 (F 2013, F 2014, S 2015): Intermediate Spanish Language Course
  • SPAN 1010 (F 2015) and SPAN 1020 (S 2014): Beginner Spanish Language Courses
  • Selected by faculty to teach two intensive summer sessions of SPAN 2010-2020 in Valencia, Spain (Summer 2015) and in Charlottesville, VA (Summer 2014)

International American School of Cancún 2012-2013

  • Literatura y cultura Advanced Placement Course, Etimología, Composición y lenguaje, and a bilingual Creative Writing Elective

Kenyon College 2009-2012

  • Assistant Teacher of Intermediate Spanish Courses

Grants & Awards

  • Inducted as a member of the Zeta Zeta Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi (S 2017)
  • Achieved Distinction in Senior Exercises, Kenyon College (S 2012)


  • Graduate Student Representative: Elected by graduate student body to be the student faculty representative, organized two professional development workshops and the Graduate Student Lecture Series (F 2015)
  • Restarted and coordinated a biweekly poetry workshop with poet and Professor Fernando Operé (F 2015)