Luisa Dalla Valle Geisler

Graduate Student


Luisa Geisler holds an M.A. in Creative Process (National University of Ireland) and another M.A. in Brazilian literature and Culture (University of New Mexico). She is a Brazilian fiction author, winner of awards such as Jabuti (2021), Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte (2019), Açorianos (2019), and Minuano (2020). She has taken part in artistic/literary endeavors at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, the Museo Jumex in Ciudad de México, and D-Light Studios in Dublin. As a literary translator from English into Portuguese, she has translated work from authors such as Lewis Carroll, Joseph Conrad, Joyce Carol Oates, George Orwell and Torrey Peters.

For her doctoral project, Luisa will investigate narratives of bodies under metamorphosis in literature written by Latin American women authors. In dialogue with concepts of monstrosity and non-normative bodies, her research emphasizes such corpo-realities as a form of thematic inheritance within female authorship in the Southern Cone. Her interests include Latin American literature, Brazilian Literature, Ecocriticism, Gender and Queer studies.