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Kevin Echavarria '13

Kevin Echavarria graduated in 2013 with honors in Comparative Literary Studies and a minor in Creative Writing (Fiction). While a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, he examined the role of popular cultural institutions, including Marvel comic books and Disney films, in dissolving physical, cultural and familial borders in the contemporary Latin American and Latin@ coming-of-age novel. His chosen works of study were Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Alberto Fuguet's Peliculas de mi vida. Since graduation, Kevin has remained in the Chicago area to take advantage of all the city has to offer and plan the next steps in pursuing his literary interests.