PhD Student in Spanish

Karen O’Regan


M.A. in Hispanic Studies, University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada
B.A. in International Relations, University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada

My doctoral research focuses on how contemporary Caribbean literature imagines viable communities in the Hispanic Caribbean and its diaspora. I am particularly interested in authors and cineastes who call for a reconsideration of the ways in which the idea of community is conceived, constituted and performed.

I teach introductory Spanish courses for the Department French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at UBC.



  • Caribbean literature and cultures
  • Caribbean diaspora studies
  • Intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and colonialism
  • Migration and transnational belonging
  • Community theory
  • Postcolonial criticism