MA, San Francisco State; Ph.D., California (Berkeley).
Professor Braga-Pinto teaches Brazilian, Latin American,
African and Comparative literature. His primary research
focuses on the intersections of historical and prophetic
discourses in colonial Brazil. He is currently working
on a book project which focus on race and friendship in
the works of José Lins do Rego and Gilberto Freyre.
In 2003 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Mozambique, where
he taught Brazilian literature and undertook research
leading to an on-going project on colonial African literature.
Selected publications: As Promessas da História:
Discursos Proféticos e Assimilação
no Brasil Colonial (EDUSP, Editora da Universidade
de São Paulo, 2003). “Sugar Daddy: Gilberto
Freyre and the white man’s love for blacks,”
in The Masters and the Slaves: Plantation Relations
and Mestizaje in American Imaginaries (Palgrave, 2004).
“Supermen and Chiquita Bacana's Daughters”,
in LUSOSEX: Gender and Sexuality in the Portuguese-Speaking
World (Minnesota University Press, 2002). “How
to Organize a Movement: Caetano Veloso’s Tropical
Path”, in Studies in Latin American Popular Culture
(Vol. 19, 2000, p. 101-112). “José de Anchieta:
Performing the History of Christianity in Brazil”
in Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies (Vols.
4-5, April 2001).
José Camacho, Chair of the Department
of Spanish and Portuguese
MA, Ph.D., Southern California. His main teaching
area is Spanish and Amazonian linguistics (syntax, phonology,
semantics, bilingualism) and acquisition. He has
published The Structure of Coordination
(Kluwer, 2003); and articles in second language acquisition
and syntax in Linguistic Inquiry, Second Language
Research, Probus and in edited volumes.
Current research projects include: the Pano languages
(Shipibo and Capanahua) and epistemic modality.
MA,Ph.D., Northwestern. Holton’s primary research
field concerns the intersection of performance, identity
and politics in Portugal and Brazil. In the past Holton
has written on the Lisbon 94 European City of Culture
Festival, the museological representation of fado, and
globalist discourse within contemporary Portuguese fiction.
Current projects include an ethnohistorical analysis of
rachos folclóricos entitled Revivalist Folklore
Performance in Portugal and Its Diaspora (Indiana, forthciming),
an edited volume examining Portugese emigration to the
United states, and an ethnographic study of post-colonial
conflict between the Portuguese and Brazilian communities
of Newark, NJ.
University; Ph.D., City University of New York.
Professor Flores researches the variable use of subject
pronouns in Spanish narratives within the context of sociolinguistic
analysis. Her plans are to continue to conduct sociolinguistic
research in Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking communities
in New Jersey. She is the author of A Sociolinguistic
Perspective on the Use of Subject Personal Pronouns in
Spanish Narratives of Puerto Ricans in New York City .
MA, Ph.D., Harvard. Professor Gossy specializes in feminist
theory, psychoanalysis and Golden Age prose. She has published
Freudian Slips: Woman, Writing, the Foreign Tongue
(1995); The Untold Story: Women and Theory in Golden
Age Texts (1989), essays in groundbreaking collections
like Entiendes and Hispanisms and Homosexualities, and
other articles on gender and the Golden Age in various
anthologies and periodicals. She continues to work on
witches and other weirdos in Golden Age Spain, feminist
theories of representation and rhetoric, and is currently
finishing her third book, The End of Empire: Spain
and the Modern Unconscious, about the presence of
Spain and the Spanish language in authors as diverse as
Poe, Stein, Freud and even Lorca.
MA, M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale. Professor Kim’s book The
Family Album: Histories, Subjectivities and Migration
in Contemporary Spanish Culture is an original study
of the family album as a critical medium through which
post-Franco Spanish culture and history are redefined.
Her Yale-University PhD dissertation, which has spurned
a number of articles and which she is revising for publication,
is entitled The Return of the Medieval in 20th Century
Spanish Culture. She currently has two active research
projects: the first, a tentatively entitled book manuscript
Arabs and Asians in the Spanish Imaginary, examines the
construction of exoticism in the age of the dissolution
of colonialism in the fields of literature, film, photography,
painting, fashion, gastronomy and sports marketing; the
second deals with the phenomena of food culture in relation
to other notions such as nationalism, hybridity and gender.
Carl Kirschner, Dean of Rutgers College.
MA, Rhode Island; Ph.D., Massachusetts. Professor Kirschner
is a specialist in Spanish syntax and semantics; bilingualism;
and UG theory applied to data from Spanish-English bilinguals,
a sociolinguistic study of syntactic change in the Spanish
spoken by second generation Spanish-English bilinguals.
He is the author of Semántica generativa del
español (1981); co-author of the second year
Spanish language, literature, and culture text book series
Pasajes: Lengua, Pasajes:Literatura, Pasajes:
Cultura, Pasajes: Actividades, Pasajes:
Cuaderno de Práctica, now in its fifth edition;
and editor of Studies in Romance Linguistics (1989).
B.A. (U of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez); M.A. & Ph.D., Comparative
Literature (U of Illinois, Urbana) Dr. Laguna has centered
her teaching in the areas of Puerto Rican literature;
Race, Slavery and Black Experience in the Hispanic Caribbean;
Contemporary Hispanic Theater, Film and Literature and
theme courses such as Columbus in the different national
contexts, Contemporary Caribbean Narrative and Hispanic
Journalism: From Theory to Practice.
Author of George
Bernard Shaw en el mundo hispánico:su recepción
e influencia ( 1981) and editor
of Imagénes e identidades: el puertorriqueño
en la literatura ( 1985); Images and Identities:
The Puerto Rican in Two World Contexts (1987), and
of the Global Impact of the Portuguese Language
(2000). Currently she is finishing the first of a two-volume
book on the subject of Christopher Columbus in literature.
Ph.D., Texas (Austin). Prof. Marcone's field of specialization
is the representation of the natural world, and the ideas
of the relationship between the human and non-human worlds
underlying those representations in Hispanic culture.
This approach is informed by current debates on: (1) the
idea of "environmental complexity" as a paradigm
for creating transdisciplinary knowledge, (2) sustainable
development and alternative paths towards modernization
in political ecology and environmental history, (3) the
limits or excesses of the thesis of the social construction
of nature, (4) the cultural critique to environmentalism
as a cultural phenomenom, and (5) cognitive poetics, and
the ecology of perception and emotion. His interests include
nature in theories of literature, the "novela de
la tierra," representations of Amazonia, nature and
travel writing, ecology in Post-Avant-garde poetry, global
environmentalism in contemporary Hispanic fiction, among
others. In the past, Prof. Marcone has published La
oralidad escrita. Sobre la reivindicación y re-inscripción
del discurso oral (1997), a critique of theories of
literacy and orality in Latin American literature and
MA, Chicago; Ph.D., Pennsylvania. Professor Martin-Márquez
specializes in modern Peninsular literary narrative, film
and cultural studies. Her book Feminist Discourse and
Spanish Cinema: Sight Unseen was published in 1999
by Oxford University Press, and she is currently working
on an international collaborative oral history of cinema-going
in Spain in the 1940s and 1950s, which analyzes the mechanisms
of memory and the “performance” and practice
of everyday life under Francoism. Professor Martin-Márquez
is also completing a book, Disorientations: Spanish
Colonialism in Africa and the Cultural Mapping of Identity,
which scrutinizes the role played by Africa in the reconsolidation
of Spanish national identities in the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries, as evidenced in literary texts, exploration
narratives and official documents, painting, photography
and cinema, museum displays and other forms of material
Tomás Eloy Martínez, Director
of the Latin American Studies Program.
MA, Paris VII; Honorary Ph.D.s, John F. Kennedy, and Tucumán
universities, Argentina. Professor Martínez is
a literary scholar, fiction writer, and journalist. His
most recent book is "El cantor de tango" (Planeta,
Madrid-Buenos Aires 2003); translated to English ("The
Tango Singer") ,Bloomsbury, London-New York, 2004), French
(Gallimard, Paris, 2005), German (Suhrkamp, Frankfurt,
2004) and 12 other languages. His other novels include
El sueño argentino (essays, 1999); Lugar
común la muerte (short stories, 1998); Santa
Evita (novel, 1995), which was translated to more
than 30 languages); La mano del amo (novel, 1991);
The Perón Novel (1985, translated to 12
languages), among others. He has taught at University
of Maryland and held visiting professorships at London
University, Universidad de Guadalajara,and Universidad
de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. He was editor of magazines
and newspapers, and currently is a regular columnist of
La Nación de Buenos Aires, El País de Madrid
and The New York Times Syndicate. He has received The
Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars fellowship and the
MA, New York University in Spain Program; M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Columbia. His main areas of teaching are Twentieth-century
Spanish American literature (emphasis on poetry), Caribbean
and Central American literature and contemporary literary
theory. Professor Narváez is the author of La
escritura plural e infinita: "El libro de mis primos"
de Cristina Peri Rossi (1991) and Polifonías
e intertextualidades en el discurso literario hispanoamericano.
He is currently at work on two book-length projects: A
Philosophical Approach to Nautical Metaphors in Spanish
American Poetry and Por los senderos de la memoria:
el imaginario prediferencial en la obra de Cristina Peri
Dámaris M. Otero-Torres
MA Syracuse; Ph.D. California (San Diego). She specializes
in Spanish Golden Age literature; cultural and gender
studies theory. Professor Otero-Torres has published numerous
articles on the construction of gendered subjectivities
and national identities in the Spanish comedia. Her book
Vientre, manos y espíritu: hacia la construcción
del sujeto femenino en el Siglo de Oro (Veracruzana,
2000) maps out reading strategies to deal with the notion
of female subjectivities in early modern Spanish culture.
She is currently working on a book manuscript dealing
with issues of authority, authorship and power in Golden
Age women writers, primarily on the work of sixteenth-century
Spanish philosopher Oliva Sabuco de Nantes.
Margaret H. Persin
MA, Ph.D., Indiana. Author of Getting the Picture:
The Ekphrastic Principle in Twentieth Century Spanish
Poetry (1997) and Recent Spanish Poetry and the
Role of the Reader (1987). Her current projects include
a book-length study of the poetry of Concha Méndez,
its reception and the poet’s subsequent excision
from the Spanish canon, as well as another on the emergence
of marginalized voices in recent Mexican poetry. Preferred
teaching areas are contemporary poetry in Spanish and
Phillip Rothwell, Undergraduate Director
M.A., Ph.D., University of Cambridge. Phillip Rothwell
is author of A Postmodern Nationalist: Truth, Orality
and Gender in the Work of Mia Couto (Bucknell University,
2004) and contributing coeditor of Sexual/Texual Empire:
Gender and Marginality in Lusophone African Literature
(Bristol University, 2004) (with Hilary Owen) and A
Primavera Toda E Para Ti (Presenca, 2004) (with Margarida
Ribeiro, Teresa Cristina Cerdeira and Juliet Perkins).
He guest-edited a volume of Portuguese Literary and
Cultural Studies entitled "Reevaluating Mozambique"
(2003). He has published widely in refereed journals on
the literatures, cultures and intellectual history of
Lusophone Africa, Portugal and Brazil. His manuscript
"Utopian Bodies: The Construction of Women in
African Literature" is nearing completion. His
current research project focuses on what he terms "Empty
Paternity" in Portuguese cultural production from
the Renaissance to the present day.
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California.
Professor Sanchez specializes in Bilingualism, Second
Language Acquisition and Syntax (Spanish and Quechua).
Her books include Quechua-Spanish Bilingualism: Interference
and Convergence in Functional Categories (2003) and Demanda
y Necesidad de Educación Bilingüe: Lenguas
Indígenas y Castellano en el Sur Andino (2000).
Her articles have appeared in journals such as Bilingualism:
Language and Cognition, International Journal of Bilingualism,
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism,
Language Assessment Quarterly, Probus and Spanish Applied
Linguistics as well as in edited collections on Romance
linguistics. She continues to work on several research
projects focusing on the acquisition of syntax in bilingual
and language contact environments in the US and abroad.
She is completing a book manuscript on Quechua syntax
and is the co-editor of a forthcoming book on Romance
Syntax and of a volume on Informational Structure in Indigenous
Languages of the Americas.
Marcy Schwartz, Graduate Director
MA, Paris VIII; MA, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins. Her research
focuses on twentieth-century urban narrative, exile writing,
and the politics of translation from the perspective of
postcolonial semiotics and urban cultural studies. Professor
Schwartz is the author of Writing Paris: Urban Topographies
of Desire in Contemporary Latin American Fiction (1999),
and co-editor with Daniel Balderston on a collection of
essays entitled Voice-Overs: Translation and Latin
American Literature. Her newest book is co-edited
with Mary Beth Tierney-Tello, Double Exposure: Photography
and Writing in Latin America (2006), from University
of New Mexico Press.
MA, M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale. Professor Sifuentes-Jáuregui
researches twentieth-century Spanish American literature
and culture, as well as gender and queer studies, and
psychoanalysis. He has written articles on a variety of
topics in Latin American and gender studies. Presently
he is completing a manuscript entitled Facing Masculinity:
Transvestism and Spanish American Literature. As Faculty
Fellow at the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary
Culture (Rutgers, 1998-1999), he began researching a project
involving masculinity, nation formation, and the Mexican
Revolution. Other research interests include US Latino/a
writing and post-colonial criticism.
MA, Kansas; Ph.D., Rutgers . His main interests are Spanish
American Theater and Latin American Cinema, Pop Culture.
Professor Snaidas is the author of El teatro de Xavier
Thomas M. Stephens
MA, South Carolina; Ph.D., Michigan. Thomas M. Stephens,
Professor I and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative,
has taught in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
since 1981. He holds a B.A. in Spanish Education and am
M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from the University
of South Carolina and received a Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics
from the University of Michigan. His research and teaching
focus on bilingualism, language and ethnicity, and race
and ethnicity in Latin America. He is author of Dictionary
of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology (University
Press of Florida, 1999) and A Game of Mirrors: The
Changing Face of Ethno-racial Constructs and Language
in the Americas (University Press of America, 2003),
and has published articles on language and identity. With
two colleagues he is planning a book on bilingualism and
second language acquisition in the Spanish-speaking world.
Stephens has served on many departmental, college, university,
and national committees and councils.
MA, New Mexico; Ph.D., Kansas. Professor Stevens specializes
in twentieth-century Spanish American drama, theater and
performance theory, and Caribbean cultural studies. Her
book, Family and Identity in Contemporary Cuban and
Puerto Rican Drama (University Press of Florida, 2004),
analyzes the discourses of family and nation in Cuban
and Puerto Rican theater. Her recent research has focused
on the politics of race in Caribbean theater. She is also
co-editing a critical anthology of Spanish American plays
that will devote special attention to the pedagogy of
theater and performance.
MA, Ph.D., Florida. Her main areas of teaching are translation
studies and contemporary Spanish theater and narrative,
with special interest in women writers, film, and cross-cultural
approaches to theater. Professor Zatlin is the author
of The Novels and Plays of Eduardo Manet: An Adventure
in Multiculturalism (2000), Cross-Cultural Approaches
to Theatre: The Spanish-French Connection (1994),
Jaime Salom (1982), Víctor Ruiz Iriarte
(1980), and Elena Quiroga (1977), and Theatre
and Film Translation/Adaptation: A Practitioner's View
(2005), as well as co-editor of Entre Actos: Diálogos
sobre teatro español entre siglos (1999), Un
escenario propio (1998), and The Contemporary Spanish
Theater: A Collection of Critical Essays (1988). Her
published and performed play translations from Spanish
and French include works by J.L. Alonso de Santos, J.P.
Daumas, E. Manet, P. Pedrero, and J. Salom. She is editor
of ESTRENO Plays.
Mary Lee Bretz
MA, Stanford; Ph.D., Maryland. Her main teaching areas
are 19th and 20th century Spanish Literature. Professor
Bretz has written Voices, Silences and Echoes: A Theory
of the Essay and the Critical Reception of Naturalism
in Spain (1992); Concha Espina (1980); La
evolución novelística de Pío Baroja
(1979). Recently completing a book-length study on Spanish
modernism and the changing vision of the other during
the period from 1890 to 1930, entitled Breaking Borders.
The Other(:) Spanish Modernism. She is the author of numerous
articles on Spanish literature and the teaching of literature,
appeared in Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos,
Hispanic Journal, Anales de la literatura española
contemporánea, among others; co-author of the second
year Spanish language, literature, and culture text book
series Pasajes: Lengua, Pasajes:Literatura, Pasajes: Cultura,
Pasajes: Actividades, Pasajes: Cuaderno de Práctica,
now in its fourth edition.
Frank N. Dauster
MA, Rutgers; Ph.D., Yale. His areas of research are 19th
and 20th century Spanish American theatre; theory of tragedy;
contemporary poetry; Mexican literature. Author of Breve
historia de la poesía mexicana; Xavier Villaurrutia;
Ensayos sobre teatro hispanoamericano; Breve
historia del teatro hispanoamericano siglos XIX-XX;
Ensayos sobre poesía mexicana; The Double
Strand: Five Contemporary Mexican Poets, Perfil
generacional del teatro hispanoamericano; co-editor
of 9 dramaturgos hispanoamericanos; En un acto.
He is preparing a generational history of modern Latin
American theater and a volume of essays on Mexican poetry.
MA, Ph.D., Universidad de Zaragoza. Professor Guardiola
teaches Medieval Spanish literature; Medieval Epic; didactic
and political treatises; culture of Spain; Aragonensia.
He has published books on Los Amantes de Teruel
(1989); Gracián (1980); El Romancero
(1973); and Cantares de Gesta (1971); and several
articles on "La hospitales en la salida del Cid hacia
el destierro", on the sources of El libro de los
exenplos por abc, on Amadís, and the influence
of John of Wales in Cataluña and Spain.
MA, Chile; Ph.D., Smith. She specializes in Nineteenth
and Twentieth-century Spanish American literature, the
short-story, Modernism and women writers. Her books include:
El cuento modernista: Gutiérrez Nájera,
Darío, Lugones, Díaz Rodríguez y
Clemente Palma (1996); editor and preliminary study
of La educación científica de la mujer
by E.M. de Hostos (1993); Darío íntimo
de Hostos (1990); En torno al cuento: de la teoría
y de su práctica en Hispanoamérica (1985);
co-editor of Theory and Practice of Feminist Literary
Criticism (1982); and Hostos intimista: introducción
a su Diario (1976). Professor Mora has been chair
of the Division of “Latin American Literature from
Independence to 1900" (MLA) and her numerous articles
have been published in scholarly magazines in Latin America
and Europe. She is currently working on Clemente Palma’s