Dr. Dierdra Reber


Dierdra Reber received her B.A. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on literature, film, culture, criticism, and cultural theory in Spanish and English for over twenty years at the University of Pennsylvania, Emory University, Northwestern University, and the University of Kentucky, where she is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Hispanic Studies. 

Dr. Reber is the author of Coming to Our Senses: Affect and an Order of Things for Global Culture (Columbia University Press, 2016) and is currently writing a book on the Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón (under contract with the University of Illinois Press Contemporary Film Directors Series), as well as a manuscript on race, affect, and power in the Americas. 

She lives in Decatur with her family; her daughters attend the Waldorf School of Atlanta and Academe of the Oaks.