Chloe E. Wheeler


Chloe Wheeler is a second-year graduate student in Comparative Literature. Before starting her Ph.D., she was awarded a 2019-2020 Fulbright Spain (Galicia) ETA Fellowship as well as a 2021-2022 Fulbright Spain Predoctoral Research Fellowship. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and Comparative Literature from Occidental College (2019) and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classics from UCLA (2021). Her undergraduate thesis in Spanish Literature examined the Classical tendencies that underlie Miguel de Unamuno’s existentialism, focusing on the katabatic structure of his novella Niebla (1914). Her thesis in Comparative Literature combined the linguistic with the mathematical and proposed a topographical reading of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. At Princeton, Chloe continues to explore her research interests in Mediterranean and Latin American Studies: the role of smell and myth-making in conquistador narratives; Andalusian lyric poetry and plurilingual forms of “Othering”; represented speech of subaltern women in Colonial Spanish American Literature; Greek tragedy and its reception in 20th-century literature.