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Brayan.Serratos.Garcia

Education

Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

Latin American Studies Certificate

Asia Studies Certificate

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

M.A. in Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

B.A. in World Languages and Cultures - Spanish

Chinese Language Minor

Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2021-2025

2019-2021

2014-2019

International Experience

Lexis Japan Language Program

Kobe, Japan 

Summer 2023

Istituto di Studi Classici

Rome, Italy 

Summer 2022

Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo/Tulane University (Virtual)

São Paulo, Brazil 

Summer 2020

Italian Language School in Florence

Florence, Italy 

Summer 2019

Lanzhou Jiaotong University - 兰州交通大学

Lanzhou, China

Fall 2017-Spring 2019

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Summer 2018

Zhejiang University - 浙江大学

Hangzhou, China

University of Virginia - Semester at Sea

United States, Japan, China, Vietnam, Burma, India, Mauritius, South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, & England

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - 香港科技大学

Hong Kong

Fall 2015

Extremadura University

Cáceres, Spain

Spring 2015

CPI-School of Languages

Costa Rica

Winter 2014

Scholarly Publications

Articles in Referred Journals

1. “La transculturación de las representaciones iconográficas en los manuscritos mexicanos: la reproducción del guerrero vencido a través de varios documentos precolombinos y textos coloniales.” Hispanic Review, vol. 91, no. 2, 2023.

2. “Martín de Rada in the Spanish Philippines: Intercontinental Narratives Across Contemporary Political Institutions of the Spanish Empire." (Under consideration)

3. "Navigating the Spanish-Chamorro Transoceanic Encounter: Authorship and Collaborative Work in the Boxer Codex." (Under consideration)

Transcriptions

1. No attribution. "Carta informando sobre el estado de las misiones de California, 1776 diciembre 25." Texas Data Repository, VI, 2022.

2. No attribution. "Letter of Privilege." Vellum Manuscript Leaf, Vanderbilt University, 1454. JSTOR, 2023.

International and National Conference Papers

1. Archive, Literature, and Assemblage in the Boxer Codex." American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. National Taiwan University, Taiwan, June 15–18, 2022. 

2. "Depicting China's Location in the Early Modern Period: Cartographic Tables Across the Seas." LASA/Asia: Rethinking Trans-Pacific Ties: Asia and Latin America Virtual Congress. February 15-19, 2022.

3. "La transculturación de las representaciones iconográficas en los manuscritos mexicanos: la reproducción del guerrero vencido a través de varios documentos precolombinos y textos coloniales." Kaleidoscope: Roots and Uprootedness. Madison, Wisconsin. October 8–9,  2021. 

4. "The Spanish Imperial Archive in Manila: Mapping China in Late-Sixteenth Century." V CHAM International Conference, Frontiers of Humanity and Beyond. Towards New Critical Understanding of Borders. Lisbon, Portugal. July 21–23, 2021.

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Faculty

Fisk University

Department of Modern Foreign Languages

   > SPAN 102-08: Elementary Spanish II

   > SPAN 102-09: Elementary Spanish II

Spring 2023

Spring 2023

Instructor of Record

Vanderbilt University

Department of Spanish & Portuguese

   > SPAN 3302: Spanish for Oral Communications

   > SPAN 3301W: Intermediate Spanish Writing

   > SPAN 1102: Elementary Spanish II - Hybrid 

   > SPAN 1101: Elementary Spanish I - Hybrid

Spring 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Course Assistant

Vanderbilt University

Department of Spanish & Portuguese

   > PORT 5425: Vidas Secas. Cap. 5, 6, 8, & 9. (Taught in Portuguese)

   > SPAN 5425: A Hora da Estrela. (Taught in Portuguese)

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Teaching Assistant

Vanderbilt University - Study Abroad Program

Alicante, Spain

   > SPAN 3302: Spanish for Oral Communication through Cultural Topics 

Maymester 2024

  • Reach out to the Spanish-speaking community living in Nashville to set up a contact list for students to interact with them virtually. These individuals have included local business owners and entrepreneurs, community advocates, public officials in various municipal, state, and county offices, and others.

Vanderbilt University

Department of Spanish & Portuguese

   > SPAN 3891: Special Topics in Hispanic Culture - Nashville en español 

Spring 2021

Qingyang School Attached to Beijing Normal University

Gansu, China, 北京师范大学庆阳附属学

Fall 2018

  • Assist professors with English course work.

  • Organize and led the English Corner Club.

University of Valencia - Study Abroad Program

Valencia, Spain 

Summer 2017

  • Contribute with the pre-departure and logistics of the program.

  • Take charge of social media outreach and coordinated weekly after- school events.

Administrative Experience

Assistant Editor

Vanderbilt University

Afro-Hispanic Review Journal, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Conversation Spanish 
Team Leader

Vanderbilt University

Center for Languages

 Fall 2022; Fall 2023

Hall Coordinator

Vanderbilt University

McTyeire Spanish Hall

Fall 2021-Spring 2022

  • Promote the use of Spanish language and the awareness of Hispanic cultures by leading weekly dinner conversations and study breaks.

  • Live with over 20 multi-cultural undergraduates to engage in daily Spanish conversations.

  • Manage administrative duties regarding programing guides, data entry, and language reports.

Ambassador

Iowa State University

Department of World Languages and Cultures

Spring 2017

  • Assist college students with language majors and study abroad programs.

  • Take charge of social media outreach and coordinate social events.

Departamental Service

Member

Vanderbilt University

Committee: SPAN 3304 - Spanish Minor for Professions 

Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Member

Vanderbilt University

Committee: Language Integration in the Residential Communities (LIRC) 

Spring 2023

Archival Experience

Spanish Manuscripts Student Assistant

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Fall 2022-Spring 2023

  • Create metadata for Spanish language manuscripts and publications on Manuel Zapata Olivella’s and J. Leon Helguera’s Collections.

Researcher

Archivo General de la Nación

Mexico City, Mexico

Summer 2022

Researcher

Archivo General de las Indias

Seville, Spain

Summer 2022

Academic Projects

1. Contributor. Unlocking the Colonial Archive. Latin American Studies and Collections (LLILAS Benson), University of Texas at Austin, 2022. 

Scholarships & Awards

College of Arts and Science Language Training Grant, 2023

College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University

 

Digital Humanities Mini-Grant, 2022

Center for Digital Humanities, Vanderbilt University

Harold Stirling Award, 2022

Graduate School, Vanderbilt University

Russell G. Hamilton Scholarship, 2019-2024

Vanderbilt University 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, 2018

Benjamin A. Gilman

George W. Catt Scholarship, 2018

College of Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University

CIEE Gilman GO Global Grant, 2018

CIEE

Fred Schleifer Scholarship, 2017

Iowa State University

Study Abroad Scholarship, 2016

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University

W. Stanton Deming Minority Scholarship, 2016

Iowa State University

Lewis and Nancy International Scholarship, 2015

Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea - Lewis Patler Scholarship, 2015

Semester at Sea

Iowa State University Putter Prize Scholarship, 2015

Iowa State University

Huskamp and Peterson Scholarship, 2015

Iowa State University

American Legion Scholarship, 2014

American Legion

National Geographic Students Expeditions Scholarship, 2014

National Geographic

Water Stone Bank Scholarship, 2014

Water Stone Bank

College of Arts and Science Language Training Grant, 2022

College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University

Graduate Leadership Institute Dissertation Enhancement Grant, 2021

Russell G. Hamilton, Vanderbilt University

Chinese Government Scholarship 2017-2019 

Lanzhou Jiaotong University - 兰州交通大学

Liberal Arts and Sciences Excellence Scholarship, 2018

Iowa State University

Dean's High Impact Scholarship, 2018

Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University

 

National Horatio Alger Association Scholarship, 2014-2018

Horatio Alger Association 

Louise Semmons Scholarship, 2017

Iowa State University

Sojourner Scholarship, 2016

Iowa State University

GE Foundation/LULAC National Scholarship, 2015

GE Foundation/LULAC

Semester at Sea - O'Sullivan Scholarship, 2015

Semester at Sea

 

Study Abroad Scholarship, 2015

Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University

Iowa State University Engineering Study Abroad Scholarship, 2015

Iowa State University

Great Lakes National Scholarship, 2014-2015

Great Lakes

Scholastic Fund for Students of Hispanic Descent Scholarship, 2014

Scholastic Fund for Students of Hispanic Descent

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship, 2014

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Assistantships & Fellowships

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship, 2023

ACLS

Provost's Graduate Fellowship, 2022

Vanderbilt University

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowship, 2020

CLACX, Vanderbilt University

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, 2018-2019

Lanzhou Jiaotong University - 兰州交通大学

Summer Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship, Spain, 2017

Iowa State University - University of Valencia

 

Honors & Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award

2022

Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Vanderbilt University

Excellence in Reserach

2021

Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Vanderbilt University

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, 2024

Vanderbilt University

Ellen Gregg Ingalls for Excellence Classroom Teaching - Nomination, 2022

Vanderbilt University

E. Imman Fox Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2022

Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Vanderbilt University

Graduate Student Spotlight of the Month, 2022

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University Campus Partner of the Year Award, 2022

Vanderbilt University

Ford Foundation Pre-dissertation Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 2022

Ford Foundation Fellowship

Simon Collier Travel Award, 2022

CLACX, Vanderbilt University

Ford Foundation Pre-dissertation Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 2021

Ford Foundation Fellowship

Miguel Enguídanos Award for Excellence in Research, 2021

Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Vanderbilt University

Languages, Skills, & Certificates

Spanish

Native Speaker

English

Proficient

Portuguese

Advanced

Italian

Upper Intermediate

Mandarin

Intermediate

HSK level 5 - 汉语考试水平五级

Latin

Elementary

Japanese

Elementary

Paleography

16th Century Paleography in Spanish Certificate - University of Texas at Austin 

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