Stephanie Lopez is a PhD student of Spanish in the Department of Romance Studies with a graduate minor in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Stephanie's primary field is 20th and 21st century Andean literature and film with explorations into decolonial theory, affect theory, memory studies and maternity in family narratives. She received a B.A. in Liberal Arts at the Florida Atlantic University and a M.A. in Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University (2019), where she focused on intermedial relationships in post-war Japanese literature.