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Chantell Limerick

Associate Professor of Spanish

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BS: secondary education language arts and secondary education Spanish, University of Alabama
MA: Hispanic studies, Auburn University
PhD: romance languages, University of Georgia


Chantell Smith Limerick joined the Centre College faculty in 2016 and is an associate professor of Spanish.


In 2021, she was selected as a grantee for the Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad program where she studied African heritage in Mexico. In 2022 she received the Kirk Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Limerick’s teaching and research interests include contemporary Latin American narrative,  Afro-Hispanic studies and African Diaspora studies. One of her main interests is historical fiction written by women of color in the Americas, and she investigates how the genre of historical fiction has the power to address silences and myths in the historical record. More broadly, she is interested in making transnational connections among African-American, Afro-Latin American, and Afro-European writers and artists.

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