Sara Rico-Godoy is a Ph.D. candidate in MFLL-Spanish with a second concentration in Latin American Studies, and a Graduate Teaching Associate. She completed her M.A. in Spanish at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, in Illinois. Her areas of research interest include Central American fiction, Latin American literature and film, intersections between race and gender, biopolitics and the connections between literature, migration and transnationalism.
She has published some of her creative work, such as short stories and poems in books and magazines; and has presented academic articles in conferences in Honduras and the United States.
She is currently working on her dissertation focused on Central American transnational literature and is now teaching a 300-level Spanish class.
She has taught Spanish courses in the 100, 200 and 300-level. In 2018 the department recognized her work as a teacher with the MFLL Graduate Teaching Award.In 2019 she was nominated by the MFLL department for the Cheek Medal of Excellence, and in 2020 was awarded with a Graduate School fellowship.