Visiting Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
BA, MA, University of North Texas, 2004, 2006
PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2012
Dr. Perret earned her B.A and M.A. degrees in Spanish from the University of North Texas, and completed a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012, with a specialization in twentieth and twenty-first century Iberian literatures and cultures, as well as certification in Theory and Interpretive Criticism. Dr. Perret’s research and teaching interests include contemporary literatures and cultures from Spain, Basque literature and culture, theories of the Nation/Nationalism, and Studies in Material Culture. She recently made the selection and wrote the prologue for a published anthology of works in Castilian by Basque writer Kirmen Uribe. She also translated two poems by Brazilian poet, Narlan Matos for the online journal Exquisite Corpse, and she just submitted two articles for publication that derived from her dissertation on the Spanish National Award in Narrative Literature. She is currently working on a book-length project about the representation of excess in twenty-first century Spain. In addition to Post-Franco literatures and cultures, Dr. Perret is fascinated by literary and cultural productions from the Spanish Civil War, and has published an article on Carmen Laforet’s Nada, a canonical novel from the time. Dr. Perret has been teaching Spanish since 2004, and since earning her doctorate she has taught Spanish language and literature courses at Ohio Wesleyan University, and is currently teaching a wide range of courses at the University of Puget Sound, including basic and intermediate level Spanish classes as well as upper-level courses, such as “Multiculturalism in Spain” and “The Teacher, the Rebel and the Diva: Literary Figures in Modern Spain.” She also loves attending events on campus, especially the Spanish conversation hour, and hopes to see all of her students there!