Maria Tinta Segovia
- Spanish: PhD
- Fellowship Received
- Richard and Peggy Notebaert Premier Fellowship (2022)
María is pursuing her doctoral degree in the Spanish program. She joins Notre Dame from Argentina, where she studied social communication, an interdisciplinary major that combines approaches from literature, anthropology, psychology, culture, and communication, at the National University of Entre Ríos. María is a classically trained flautist and is fluent in English and Swedish in addition to her native Spanish. Building on her undergraduate work with historical archives and the analysis of concepts such as identity, memory, culture, and power, she plans to focus her research on the Afro-Argentine population, their oral and written archives, the regional social constructs, and the stories of the Afro-descendants who inhabited and currently inhabit Argentina. To enhance her dissertation project and tie in her communications studies, she intends to produce digital content in line with digital humanities projects, making her work more broadly accessible to a general audience.