Oriele Benavides Salazar

Spanish and Portuguese

Hi everyone! My name is Oriele and I am very excited to join New College West as an RGS this year. I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Spanish and Portuguese, beginning a dissertation that looks at late-20th-century Latin American feminist struggles in conjunction with queer and gender theory, showing how feminist organizations created new possibilities for intervening in the public sphere by politicizing their bodies and domestic spaces. I am also passionate about contemporary Latin American literature and cinema, alongside Lacanian psychoanalysis. 

Though I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, where I did my Undergrad in Literary Studies (at the Universidad Central de Venezuela), my family is from all over Colombia, Chile, and Europe, so I have visited and lived in a range of countries before coming to Princeton.