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Astrid Lorena Ochoa Campo

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Assistant Professor
Global Cultures & Languages
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Contemporary Latin American literature and culture; women writers; women, gender, and sexuality studies; Latinx studies; and World Languages Education

Brief biography

Dr. Ochoa is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia. She has been a teacher for 20 years and has taught in K-12 both in her home country and the United States. Her research interests include Contemporary Latin American and Latinx women authors, motherhood studies, latinx studies, and pedagogy. 

Current courses at UWL

SPA 307 Diverse Stories: Reading for Social Responsibility

SPA 310 Exploring Communities: Understanding Culture

SPA 369 Topics in Hispanic Cultures

GCL 300/320 World Language Education: Field I and II

FYS 100 First Year Seminar 



Ph.D. Spanish, University of Virginia
M.A. Spanish, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.Ed. English and Spanish, Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Colombia


Research and publishing

Violencia, migración y escritura en la diáspora: conversación con Ingrid Rojas Contreras.” Revista de Estudios Colombianos No. 56 (July-December 2020), pp. 99-106.

Locura y discapacidad en Delirio de Laura Restrepo.” Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies / Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades, Vol. 45, No. 1, Re-imagining Female Disabilities in Luso-Hispanic Women's Cultural Production (Spring 2019), pp. 185-203. 

Un evento sin testigos: memoria y trauma en Las reputaciones de Juan Gabriel Vásquez.” Revista de Estudios Colombianos No. 54 (julio-diciembre 2019), pp. 60-70.

On Love, Exile and Dislocation: An Interview with Patricia Engel.” Latino Studies. XVI.3 (Autumn 2018).

Differentiated Citizenship.” Global South Studies: A Collective Publication with The Global South (August 2017).



Astrid Lorena Ochoa Campo, Global Cultures & Languages, authored the article "Todas íbamos a ser madres: raza, maternidad y violencia en la narrativa de tres escritoras colombianas del siglo XXI ('We all were going to be mothers: race, maternity and violence in the narratives of three Colombian writers in the 21st century')" in Revista Iberoamericana published on Jan. 31 by Liverpool University Press. Congratulations Lorena for the publication of this important article in such a prestigious press!

Submitted on: Feb. 8