Professor Sierra joined Kenyon in 2004. She is a native of Tucumán, Argentina. She received her undergraduate degree from the National University of Argentina (Tucumán) in Spanish and Spanish American literature, and language pedagogy.
Prof. Sierra came to the U.S. in 1996 to pursue a Masters and a Doctorate degree in Spanish American literature at Rutgers University, which she completed in 2000. She is a specialist in Cono-Sur literature. Her research interests include 20th century Spanish American essay, fiction and poetry; modernity and gender in Latin America; the role of space and place in literary and cultural productions; women's writing; and the representation of the city in fiction and poetry.
In addition to publications in the field of transnational feminisms and the postcolonial experience in Latin America, she is the author of Gendered Spaces in Argentine Women's Literature (2012). She also edited Geografías Imaginarias: Espacios de Resistencia y crisis en América Latina (2014), a compilation of essays that study the role of space in the humanities. She is currently working on two additional books. Escrituras extremas: anarco-feminismo en América Latina (forthcoming in 2016) is a history of women influenced by anarchism in Latin America. Maps of Wonders: Geographies of the Feminine is a study on the intersections between maps and the arts in the works of 6 women writers and artists from Latin America.
In addition to her academic work, Prof. Sierra is currently working on a historical novel taking place in Buenos Aires at the turn of the Twentieth Century. The tentative title is Las Ranas (The Frogs) and it narrates the life of woman anarchist during the 1900-1910 period.
Professor Sierra is currently the Chair of the MLL department.
2000 — Doctor of Philosophy from Rutgers University
1997 — Master of Arts from Rutgers University
1992 — Bachelor of Arts from National University of Tucuman