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Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez, Ph.D.

Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez Ph.D.

Lecturer in English

122 Burrowes Building

MAILROOM: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Phone: (814) 863-9588

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2017:
  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:00-10:45 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  • By appointment

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016
  2. Minor: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  3. M.A. English Education, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2012
  4. B.A. English, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2008

Professional Bio

Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez is a Lecturer in English at The Pennsylvania State University. She recently earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State, where she was a Bunton-Waller fellow and a Holmes Scholar. She also earned a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, focusing primarily on girlhood studies and children’s literature. She received an M.A. in English Education and a B.A. in English Linguistics from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez campus.
Her dissertation, “Tracing Puerto Rican Girlhoods: An Intergenerational Study of Interactions with Barbie and Her Influence on Female Identities,” examined the social and cultural implications that experiences with Barbie may have on women and girls’ lives. The study highlighted how women and girls constructed their own identities in relation to femininity, body image, race, and nationalism through Barbie play.

She has taught at various levels including elementary, high school, and college. Courses taught include Teaching Children's Literature, Teaching English to English Language Learners, College and Career Prep, Intermediate English Composition, Basic English, and currently Composition and Rhetoric.