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Erin Bolívar

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PhD Candidate, Hispanic Studies & Italian, Teaching Assistant of Spanish and French

Erín Bolívar is a scholar of Hispanic and Italian Studies and a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia.  Her research focuses on the portrayal of the Virgen Mary in the visual arts and literature in both Spain and Italy primarily during the 15th - 17th centuries, as well as some representations of the 19th and 20th centuries.  As a Marian scholar, she focuses on the connections between Mary of Nazareth as both an earthly figure and an inspirational embodiment of humanity's highest aspirations within Christianity.  Her dissertation will center on the portrayal of the Madonna in Spanish and Italian painting, poetry and sculpture. 

She serves as an editorial fellow for the Bulletin of the Comediantes.

As an instructor, she teaches communicative based lessons with emphasis on Hispanic and Francophone culture and.  Her teaching philosophy centres around student learning and their individual needs to be successful in Spanish and French language learning.  She sees her role as very much of guidance and support in order to assist her students achieve their language goals.  

Research interests:  Spanish Golden Age poetry and painting, nineteenth, twentieth and twenty first century Spanish and Italian religious poetry, painting, Baroque art; Marian scholarship, gardens, iconography, statues, sacred architecture and apparitions; Spanish, French and Italian mystical writing and Catholic theologians and saints


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Articles Featuring Erin Bolívar

Every year the Center for Teaching and Learning recognizes the significant contributions graduate students make to the instructional mission of the University of Georgia through Teaching Awards sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction.…

Erin Bolívar was awarded a Spring 2023 Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Graduate Research Award for her dissertation research on the portrayal of the Virgin Mary in Spanish and Italian painting and poetry.

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Major Professor

Professor of Spanish

Committee Members

Professor of Italian
Distinguished Research Professor, Spanish Literature

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