Olga L. Borges is a PhD Candidate originally from México. She acquired her MA’s degree in Spanish Literature and Languages from Washington State University (2008). Her B.A. is from Central Washington University (2005), where she majored in Spanish and minored in Philosophy; she also studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Madrid, Spain). In her MA paper, “‘La resucitada’ o el feminismo gótico de Emilia Pardo Bazán,” she examines the relationship between Gothic Literature and its impact on feminist ideas of the 19th century in Spain. Before coming to UBC, she worked as an instructor at Washington State University Vancouver, where she taught basic and intermediate Spanish language, as well as Spanish and Latin American Film and Culture.
- 20th and 21st Century Peninsular Spanish Graphic Narrative
- Peninsular Spanish and Latin American Culture, Film and Literature
- 20th and 21st horror and Gothic fiction
- Cultural Studies, Gender Studies and Affect Theory
Borges has presented her research on film and comic at national and international conferences, including a paper entitled “En busca de la utopía colectiva desde el punto de vista individualista” at the CINE-LIT conference at Porland State University in 2007; and “La deformidad o ‘el desencanto’ en ADN (1990): El biopunk en el cómic de Oscar Alibar y Fernando de Felipe” at “The Art of Medicine in Iberian and Latin American Literature and Film Conference” at the University of Kent (England) in 2011.
Member of the RMMLA and MLA associations, and the organizing committee member of the 2011 FHIS Graduate Student Conference entitled Labyrinths.