Associate Dean of the Graduate School & Associate Professor of Spanish
407H Jardine Hall
Dr. Kerry Wilks joined the faculty of Wichita State in 2004. She is associate professor of Spanish and Associate Dean of Graduate School. Dr. Wilks received her BA in International Studies from Rhodes College; MA in Spanish from Auburn University and PhD in Spanish from the University of Chicago.
Her research/teaching interests include Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Literature (specifically, the theater of the Spanish Golden Age); Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature; Twentieth-Century Latin American Theater; Ekphrasis; and Performance Studies. She is currently working on a manuscript from the little-known late seventeenth-century writer Baltasar Funes y Villalpando and participating in a pedagogy/translation/interpretation project with scholars across the country on playwright and musician Juan del Encina.
When Dr. Wilks is not on campus, she enjoys traveling with her family, activism and singing. She is also an avid Golden Retriever lover, currently focused on her (four-legged) daughter, Isabela (Bella) Sofia, who was rescued from a ranch in Texas. Bella has been known to sneak on campus during stressful MA exam study periods.