Guillermina L. Peña-Sandóval

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Spanish and Portuguese
Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Santa Arias
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall 2601
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS


Guillermina Laura Peña is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She received her B.A. from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, and her M.A. from the University of Arkansas. Her research focuses on the symbolic representations of the Mesoamerican practice of “nahualismo” in the literary and visual work of Mexican female creators. Her study explores the "nahualismo" techniques through which each creator cannibalizes Mesoamerican/Western cultures. 

Research Interests

  • Indigenous Studies
  • Native Languages
  • Cultural Studies

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