Prof Isabel Owen

Isabel Erin Owen (she/her) is a writer, researcher, and educator based in New Orleans. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History and English (Creative Writing) with a minor in Latin American Studies from SUNY Geneseo, as well as a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, where she served as a FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Scholarship) Fellow for Portuguese. Isabel’s current research interests involve the legacies of critical pedagogy and empowerment-focused education in Latin America. Isabel served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Brazil in 2023, where she explored ways of using creative writing, art, and the incorporation of lived experiences to reduce the affective filter and empower students in the language classroom. Simultaneously holding interests in Latin American Studies, history, cultural studies, and creative writing, Isabel is passionate about interdisciplinarity and views the classroom as a space for the confluence of different epistemologies and personal histories.

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