Alicia Ulysses

Alicia Ulysses
Continuing Sessional Lecturer
Office: CLE B434

MA (UVic)


I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria in 1991 with a double major in Political Science and Hispanic Studies. I began to teach at the University of Victoria as a Sessional Instructor in 1996. In 2005, I received my Master of Arts in Mexican Literature.

Along with teaching Spanish language courses, I am interested in issues surrounding Indigenous rights and feminist understandings of Mexican culture, politics, and history. These interests have been incorporated into my newest course, “A History of Violence: The Mexican Drug Wars, 1970 to Present Day.” This course explores how various sociopolitical issues intersect with varying understandings of violence in Mexico.

I have also volunteered as an instructor in the University of Victoria’s University 101 Program, where I have fostered a sense of community engagement and inclusion through the study of Mexican author Rosario Castellanos.

Principal Teaching Areas

  • Spanish Language

Conferences, Papers

  • “El término ‘mujer’ en la obra de Rosario Castellanos”, Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists, University of Toronto, Toronto, May 2002.
  • “Don’t Look Down On Me: The Sexoservidoras del Barrio de la Merced”, 26th Annual Colloquium of the Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies, University of Victoria, October 2001.

Professional Activities

  • Senator Representative for Continuing Sessionals (2011-2017)
  • CUPE 4163, Component 3, Vice-president as well as Chair of Bargaining Committee (2010-2011)
  • Facilitator, Instructional Skills and Presentation Skills Workshops, Learning and Teaching Centre, University of Victoria, 2001-2006.
  • Teaching Assistant Coordinator, Learning and Teaching Centre, University of Victoria, 2005/2006.

Volunteer Work

  • 2006- present University 101, Humanities Faculty, University of Victoria. Rosario Castellanos' Indigenist and Feminist Writings.
  • 1987 VIDEA (Victoria International Development Education Association) Served as guest speaker at a number of elementary schools in the Capital Regional District.