M. Soledad Caballero featured in TuftsNow!

When M. Soledad Caballero, AG02, thinks back to her childhood, she remembers not one, but two. 

Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1973, the year a group of military officers seized power from then-president Salvador Allende, Caballero lived there for seven years. “That was my time in Spanish with my family. It feels like a very intimate time, a primal time,” said Caballero, who teaches, conducts research, and co-runs the interdisciplinary Cognitive Humanities Lab at Allegheny College with her colleague Aimee Knupsky. Her first poetry collection—I Was a Bell, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award—explores personal and historical memory and her experiences as an immigrant and cancer survivor.