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Michaela Baca

Baca-Michaela
Ph.D. Program
Contact
  • michaela510@tamu.edu
  • LAAH 303
Professional Links

Education

M.A., Texas A&M University, 2017
B.A., University of Denver, 2013

Bio

Michaela Baca (she/hers) is a PhD student in the English Department with interests in medieval and early modern women’s writing, digital humanities, and feminist book history. She is co-editor of the digital project Teaching Book History through Digital Pedagogies. This summer she was one of two graduate students selected to oversee a grant funded project between the English Department and the University Writing Center for the creation of interactive online modules to be used in introductory composition classes.

Research Interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • Early Modern Studies
  • History of the Book and Textual Studies
  • Medieval Studies

Accomplishments

  • Journal Article – “Bad Kids: Incestuous Fantasy and Phenomenon in A Song of Ice and Fire” Essays in Medieval Studies, vol. 32, 2018. (Forthcoming).
  • Research Assistantship – Interactive Digital Module Creation, 2017 and 2018.
  • Research Assistantship – Graduate Assistant Teacher Curriculum Revision, 2016.
  • Summer Technical Assistance Grant. Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Texas A&M. 2018.
  • Tuition Scholarship, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. 2018.
  • Professional Development Award, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M, 2018.
  • Summer Technical Assistance Grant. Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Texas A&M. 2017.
  • Professional Development Award, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M. 2015.
  • Conference Presentation –  “Giving Agency: Consulting Rhet Comp Rhetorical Analysis Essays in the Writing Center.” International Writing Center Association, Atlanta, GA, October 2018.
  • Conference Presentation – “Revision and Feminine Authority in Christine de Pizan’s Le Livre de la Cité des Dames. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2018.
  • Conference Presentation – “Ecg Unriht: The Sword as Phallus in Beowulf.” Texas Medieval Association, Waco, Texas, September 2017.
  • Conference Presentation – “Blood Book: The Magic of Henry Cornelius Agrippa’s De occulta philosophia libri tres.” American Printing History Association. San Marcos, California, October 2016.
  • Conference Presentation – Roundtable discussion of Percy MacKaye’s Beowulf: A Drama of Anglo-Saxon Legend. Texas Medieval Association, College Station, Texas, September 2016.
  • Conference Presentation – “Bad Kids: Incestuous Fantasy and Phenomenon in A Song of Ice and Fire.” Illinois Medieval Association, Decatur, Illinois, February 2016.
  • Conference Presentation – “Beastly Women: Monstrous Females in Medieval Storytelling.” Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies, Houston, Texas, February 2016.