Anne Gebelein

Associate Director, El Instituto
Associate Professor in Residence, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Ph.D., Yale


The University of Connecticut
El Instituto, Ryan Bldg., U-1161
Storrs, CT 06269-1161
Tel : 860-486-8030

Areas of Interest:

Border and Immigration Studies
Contemporary Latin American Literature, with a focus on Human Rights and Testimony
Latino literature
Literature of the Caribbean, Mexican, and Central American diasporas

Biographical Note:

Dr. Gebelein received her doctorate, M. Phil., and Master’s in Hispanic Literatures from Yale University Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese. Prior to her position at UConn, she worked as an educational consultant for the Anti-Defamation League and the Coordinating Council for Children in Crisis, and as a translator in health care and law enforcement settings. Anne Gebelein teaches a wide variety of courses in Latino and Latin American Studies, with a focus on migration, human rights, and border studies. She is faculty Co-Chair of Service Learning for the university, the ECE coordinator for Latin American Studies, and she directs community outreach efforts for El Instituto. She is currently assisting the State Education Resource Center in developing a state-wide curriculum in Latino and African-American Studies. Professor Gebelein earned her Masters, M.Phil. and PhD from Yale University. Before arriving at UConn in 2010, she was a professor at Trinity College and an educational consultant for the Ant-Defamation League.