ABD, Hispanic Studies, University of California, Riverside, expected 2018.

M.A. in Spanish, Saint Louis University – Madrid, Spain, 2014.

B.S. in Spanish, Summa Cum Laude, Missouri State University, 2010.


Raelynne M. Hale is a graduate student in the Department of Hispanic Studies. She earned the Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship for her doctoral studies at the University of California, Riverside. Her specialization is 20th and 21st century Latin American Literature. She advanced to candidacy in April of 2017 and is in the final stages of her dissertation “An Ecocritical Approach to Mexican and Colombian Brief Fiction, 2000 to 2015”. Her research focuses on the representation of the Environment and the Non-human in contemporary Latin American fiction, primarily in authors of the Generation Zero Zero.

Additionally, Raelynne M. Hale is a Teaching Assistant for Spanish in the Department of Hispanic Studies. She teaches all levels of Spanish language courses.