Dr. Teresa Phillips
Instructor in Spanish
- B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Dr. Phillips earned her Masters of Arts and her Women’s Studies Certificate from UK in 1998. She went on to complete the doctorate program at the University of Kentucky as well. Ms. Phillip’s Ph.D. thesis, “Sex and the Lettered City: Erotic Poetry of Eunice Odio and Ana Istarú” was defended in 2010. The work focuses on the interrelationship between Angel Rama’s concept of the ciudad letrada and female eroticism and subjectivity. Additionally, Ms. Phillips has directed the Study Abroad program in Costa Rica at GWU since 2001. She has also spearheaded the development and implementation of the Hispanic Film course now taught for Spanish majors at GWU. Apart from her interest in teaching and research on women writers, she also strives to be physically fit with zumba and kickboxing. The rest of her free time is filled with reading novels, writing poetry, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and treasure hunting for books or antiques.