About the Instructor


Maia Gil’Adí is a doctoral candidate in the English department at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her dissertation explores representations of violence in late-twentieth century and contemporary Latinx speculative fiction.

Outside of her research, she has taught and/or assisted a variety of courses including surveys in American literature, Jewish-American literature, Latinx literature, and literature of the Americas.

Maia also serves on the editorial board of Label Me Latina/o, is a member of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, and is a member of the founding executive committee for the Latina and Latino Literature forum of the Modern Language Association, serving as the forum’s chair for 2017-2018. She has also been the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, including a graduate teaching fellowship and summer dissertation fellowship from GWU.

You can follow her on Twitter and Academia.edu.