Valeria Mora-Hernández is a Ph.D. Candidate in Spanish. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the connections between violence and the process of constructing self-identity in texts by authors such as Cervantes, Zayas and Quevedo. Her research is a response, an attempt to understand violence in contemporary Spain by looking at its past through the representations of violence and identity in Early Modern Spanish Literature. Her research also provides an opportunity to reflect on topics such as marriage, gender, and body representations in both Early Modern and contemporary Spain. During the Fall 2020, she is teaching a new course inspired by her doctoral research titled: Gender, Identity and Violence (ROSP30726). She obtained her bachelor’s and master's degrees in Hispanic literature and linguistics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.