WHC Student Published in Prestigious Hispanic Journal

Sunil Raju

by Lynda F. Rysavy | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020

Sunil Raju, a Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College National Merit student in the Medical Scholars Program, was recently published in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, one of the most prestigious journals in the field of Hispanic literature.  “¿Por qué Hugo llama a Sirena Sirenito?: Masculinidad e identidad sexual en Sirena Selena vestida de pena (2000), de Mayra Santos-Febres,” explores how the experiences of Hugo Graubel, a character in Mayra Santos-Febres’ Sirena Selena vestida de pena, lead him to identify the eponymous protagonist as Sirenito. 

"Santos-Febres' novel explores diverse forms of sexuality and gender identity in a very open manner, which has allowed me to acquire a deeper understanding of these fundamental aspects of the human experience," said Raju. "It is truly an honor to see my article in published form. I would like to thank Dr. Cañete for her support, invaluable suggestions as to how to improve the essay, and for directing me to this academic journal."

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