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Nagore Sedano

Lecturer of Spanish Language

Nagore Sedano

Klarman Hall, Room 133


Nagore Sedano is a Lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of Oregon in 2019. Prior to arriving at Cornell, she also taught at University of Idaho and University of Nevada, Reno, where she obtained a MA in Foreign Languages and Literature. Her areas of specializations are Memory Studies, Feminist Affect Theory, Spanish Civil War and Exile, Transatlantic Studies, and Iberian Cultural Studies. Her book project, Gendered Gestures: Voices of Spanish and Basque Women-In-Exile in Latin America, examines the interplay among memory, affect and politics from a transatlantic and intersectional perspective. Gendered Gestures provides a critical account of the ways in which Republican and Basque Nationalist women-in-exile politicize emotion to propose alternatives to the neoliberal political present. Yet it puts Basque and Spanish exiles in dialogue to elucidate the limits that arise from the divergent nationalist ideologies camouflaged in their (anti)colonial transatlantic rhetoric. Nagore’s research interests also include Critical Theory, Basque American Literature, Critical and Feminist Pedagogies, and Second Language Acquisition. She is currently exploring ways to integrate community engaged learning into the language and culture classroom.


  • Romance Studies