Audrey Harris

A photo of Audrey Harris
E-mail: Office: Rolfe Hall 5315


Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles (2016)

M.A. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles (2011)

B.A. English, Stanford University (2004)


Dr. Audrey Harris’s research interests include border studies, literary translation, transnationalism, Mexican/Latino and Southern Cone literature and film, prison literature, the gothic, and community engaged scholarship. Broadly speaking her research analyzes how social movements on both sides of the US-Mexican border intersect with film and literature. She is currently working on publishing her dissertation, a comparative study of Jorge Luis Borges and Sandra Cisneros, in book form. She is also writing an article about her project Nos contamos a través de los muros, based on a creative writing workshop she led in the Cereso de Mérida during summer, 2016, with the support of the Mellon Public Scholars-U.C. Humanities Institute pilot program, and developing a second expanded Spanish-English edition of the book. More information about that project can be found here:




  • “Yo Soy Gregorio Cortez: Américo Paredes and the Mexican American Immigrant.” The Aztlán Mexican Reader. Aztlan Press, 2017. (Forthcoming)
  • Los reyes del pueblo que no existe.” Chasqui, Spring 2017. (Forthcoming)
  • “Film 451: Eco de la montaña (2014).” Web blog post. Párrafo 451. Web. 28 December 2015.
  • Cuentos de Álvaro Retana. Co-editor. Madrid: Stockcero. April  2013.
  • “Gendered Confinement in La piel que habito,” Film International, 10.2. February 2012.


“De lo más pobre y de lo más lindo: Transnational Borges and Sandra Cisneros”

Conference Presentations and Film Series Organized


  • “Festival of Mexican Film Noir.” UC-Mexico Initiative and UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese in collaboration with the General Directorate of International Affairs of the Mexican Ministry of Culture and the Cineteca Nacional de Mexico. October 24-31. (Co-Organizer and Presenter, En la palma de tu mano)
  • “Pedagogías del cine,” Primer Encuentro Internacional de Investigadores de Cine Mexicano e Iberoamericano, Cineteca Nacional de México, June 2015.
  • “Evolución en libertad: El Cine chileno de fines de los sesenta,” Book Presentation by Verónica Cortínez, Cineteca Nacional de México, September 2015. (Organizer)
  • “Cinco cineastas menores de cuarenta años,” Panel of emerging Mexican filmmakers, Cineteca Nacional de México, March 2015. (Organizer and Moderator)
  • “El Pipi del Popo: Rewriting the Creation Myth in Woman Hollering Creek,” Graduate Student Colloquium of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UT Texas-Austin. March 2014.
  • Mujeres Asesinas: The Malas Mujeres of Mexican Prime Time,” Latin American Studies Association Congress. May 2013.
  • “Mujeres Asesinas,” UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Research Panel. April 2013.
  • “¡Yo soy Gregorio Cortez!’ Reimagining the Mexican-American Immigrant,” Latin American Studies Association Congress. May 2012.
  • “Unamuno’s Eroticism,” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. April 2012
  • Niebla and the novela de kiosko,” XXXVII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature at California State University, Dominguez Hills. March 8-9, 2012
  • “Américo Paredes and the Mexican Frontier,” UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference, May, 2011.
  • El jardín de los amores perversos: Erotic and Monstrous Portraits of the Maya in Turn-of-the-Century Literature,” Brown University Hispanic Studies Graduate Conference, October 2010