Jana is the Curator for the Latin American and Iberian collections at Yale Library. Her doctoral work focused on 19th century Spanish and Portuguese literature at Indiana University. She completed her BA and Masters’ degrees in Spanish and Portuguese literature and linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jana has studied at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and at the Freie Universität in Berlin where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She also lived in Brazil and Nicaragua, and has travelled extensively throughout Latin America. Her research concentration is 19th and early 20th century Spanish, Brazilian and Portuguese novel, and neo-realism, as well as research education and area studies librarianship. Jana is the recipient of four teaching awards from the various universities where she has taught. She is originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.