2020

Salim Ayoub

Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies

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Dissertation: 

"Indegenes entre deux rives: 'Adopted Maghrebi' Writers (Rimbaud, Genet, Goytisolo) and Maghrebi Diaspora Voices (AbdellaTaia, Zahia Rahmani, Nabil Ayouch, Mehdi Ben Attia) Questioning and Queering Coloniality, Normatives and Nation-State in Language, Literature and Film"

Employment: 

Webster University, Jane M. and Bruce P. Roberts Assistant Professor of French and Director of the Francophone Center 

Zayer Baazaoui

Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies

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Dissertation: 

"Can the Nameless be Represented? Literary and Cinematographic Representations of MENA Female Same Sex Desire"

Employment: 

Providence College, Visiting Assistant Professor of French Studies

Nicolas Bordage

Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies

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Dissertation: 

"An Argentine in Paris: Gaspar Noé's Cinema Challenges France's Social, Political and Moral Values"

Employment: 

California State University - Long Beach, Language Program Coordinator

Elena Bonmati Gonzalvez 

Ph.D. in Romance Studies 

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Dissertation:

"Anarchism, Eroticism, and Sexology in Spanish Early Twentieth-Century Magazines and Literary Collections (1901-1936)"

Employment: 

The College of Idaho, Visiting Assistant Professor

Lorella Di Gregorio 

Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies

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Dissertation:

"The Global Journey of Mexican and Southern Italian Cultural Products in the Time of Flows"

Employment: 

University of Miami, Lecturer

Lina Jardines del Cueto

Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies

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Dissertation: 

"The New Barbudos Cultural Politics between Cuba and the Middle East"

Employment: 

University of Miami, Lecturer 

Lilianne Lugo Herrera

Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies

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Dissertation: 

"Mediated Archipelagoes: Theater, Women, and Media"

Employment: 

University of Miami, Lecturer 

Americo Mendoza-Mori 

Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies

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Dissertation: 

"Gestores Andinos: Discursos Culturales en el Cusco Urbano Contemporáneo"

Employment: 

University of Pennsylvania, Faculty and Program Coordinator (Quechua and Spanish)

Nadia Naami

Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies

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Dissertation: 

"Desired Exiles and False Origins: Ethical Bastards in Decolonial Francophonies from North Africa, the Antilles and France"

Employment: 

University of Miami, Lecturer 

2019

Fely Catan

 

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Dissertation: 

"Non-Sovereignty and Artistic Production in Puerto Rico, Martinique, and Guadeloupe: Rethinking Nationalism and Independence"

Employment: 

Pitzer College, Assistant Professor of French and Spanish

Delia Pamela Fuentes Korban 

 

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Dissertation:

"Soundtrack de los 90: Argentine Popular Music and Memory"

Employment:

University of Miami, Lecturer 

Elizabeth Camille Langley 

Ph.D. in Romance Studies 

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Disstertation: 

"The Occupied Strike Back: Writing against Empire and Constructing Postmemory in Occupied Hispaniola"

Employment: 

Fort Hays State University, Interim Chair; Assistant Professor in Spanish and French

Ariana Heydi Magdaleno

 

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Disstertation: 

"Mexicanidad Reloaded: Multiple Histories and Narratives in Contemporary Novels and Films from 1989 to 2002"

Employment: 

Downtown Doral Charter Elementary, Elementary school teacher 

Rosario Catalina Ramirez

 

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Dissertation: 

"Contemporary Central American Imaginaries Under (Re)Construction: Landings in Postwar Cultural Landscape"

Employment: 

Centner Academy, K-8 Reading Specialist; Literacy Curriculum Development Coach

2018

Thouraya Ferid

 

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Dissertation: 

“Terrorists’ Imaginaries: Social Exclusion, Queerness, Repressive Apparatus and the Emergence of Post-religious ‘Terrorism’ in Contemporary Maghrebian Francophone Literature and Film” 


Employment: 

Returned to Tunisia, Currently applying for work in the States

Antoni Fernandez Parera

Ph.D. in Romance Studies

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Dissertation: 

"A Comparison of the Effects of Concept-Based and Grammar-Based Methods of Instruction on the Acquisition of the Subjunctive Among Heritage and Second Language Learners of Spanish"


Employment: 

Barnard College, Lecturer of Spanish 

Ernesto Fundora

 

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Dissertation: 

"The Uses of the Stage: Canon Formation Processes in Cuban Theater"

Employment: 

University of Miami, Visiting Faculty

Melyssa Haffaf

Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies

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Dissertation:

"Shifting Masculinities from North Africa: in Yasmina Khadra, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Mohamed Leftah and Abdellah Taïa’s Fictions" 

Employment: 

Georgetown University, Program Director - Gender Justice Intiative   

Hicham Mazouz

 

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Dissertation: 

"(Re) Mapping the Black Atlantic: Abject Blackness and Arabness Across the Atlantic in African-American, French and Maghrebian Literature"

Employment: 

Xavier University, Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies and African American Diaspora Studies

Amine Zidouh

Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies

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Dissertation: 

"Phantom Arabic, Dislocated French: Auto-Anthropological Imaginaries: Jean Genet, Abdellah Taia,Leila Sebbar, Nabil Ayouch"

Employment: 

Bucknell University, Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies 

2017 

Carlos Manuel Gamez Perez

 

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Dissertation: 

"Las Ciencias y las Letras: Pensamiento Tecno-científico y Cultura en España (1959-2016)"

Employment: 

University of Navarra, Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Españoles, Translator, Editor; Novelist; Lecturer Spanish 

Luz Ainai Morales Pino

Ph.D. in Romance Studies 

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Dissertation:

Éticas y estéticas de la profanación: redes y tensiones en la literatura peruana y venezolana del entre siglos (1880-1910)


Employment: 

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Profesora Auxiliar de Literatura Latinoamericana 

Marelys Valencia

Ph.D. in Romance Studies  

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Dissertation: 

“The Children of the Cuban Revolution in the Diaspora: From Internationalism to Transnationalism and Cosmopolitan Imaginaries" 

Employment: 

Saint Mary's College, Assistant Professor 

 2016

Francisca Aguilo Mora

Ph.D. in Romance Studies 

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Dissertation: 

"Language Crossing and Multiaccentuality in Women Writers del Gran Caribe: Narrative, Drama and Performance”

Employment:  

Columbia University, Lecturer in Spanish  

Julie Samit

 

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Dissertation: 

“Memories that Won't Desert. Transnational Legacies of Francoism and the Spanish Civil War in 21st Century Novel, Comic and Film” 

Employment:  

Le Bon Marché - Paris, Fine Jewelry Salesperson  

Eva Silot Bravo 

 

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Dissertation: 

“Reimagining Cubanidad: Transnational and Alternative Spaces in Contemporary Cuban Cultural Production” 

Employment: 

Alafia Creative Entertainment, Founder 

Gabriela Zaviezo 

 

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Dissertation: 

"The New New Man: (Re)Articulations of Masculinity in Post-Revolutionary Cuba" 

Employment: 

American Heritage School, Teacher 

2015

Monica Alexandra Duran

Ph.D. in Romance Studies

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Dissertation: 

“Visual Narratives and Metaphors as Tools for Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Sociocultural and Critical Perspective” 

Employment: 

University of Miami, Lecturer, Law  

Benoit Dominique Mauchamp

 

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Dissertation: 

"A Journey Through Reality. Towards an Anthropo-Semiotics of Travel Representation: Literature, Photography, Cinema. 1861-1961" 

Employment: 

Miami Elite Language Services LLC, French Coach

Alfredo Inti Palacio

 

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Dissertation: 

“La anarquía del camaleón: Interculturalidad y participación ciudadana en la cinematografía ecuatoriana del nuevo milenio” 

Employment: 

Ransom Everglades School, World Languages Teacher  

Walter Shawn Temple

 

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Dissertation: 

"Redrawing the Territories of Desire and Melancholy: The Homoerotic Travel Writings and Films of Gide, Duvert, Barthes, Genet, Taia, Rachid O., Vallois and Bouzid" 

Employment: 

Utah Valley University, Assistant Professor in French and Director of the French Program

2014

Mary Bartsh 

 

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Dissertation: 

"An Elusive Escape: "Feminine" Genres in Latin American Women's Fiction"

Employment: 

Miami Elite Language Services LLC, Exective Coach English, Portuguese, Spanish

 

Sara Gusky

Ph.D. in Romance Studies 

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Dissertation: 

"Living in Limb/o: Reading Dismemberment and Orphanhood in Contemporary Spanish Caribbean Literature" 

Employment: 

PhD Athletica 

Alexandra Perkins (Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah)

Ph.D. in Romance Studies 

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Dissertation: 

"Queer Transnationality: Narrative, Theatre, and Performance Across Temporal, Spatial, and Social Geographies"  

Employment: 

Texas State University, Assistant Professor in Spanish 

 

AY2013

Lennie Amores

Ph.D. in Romance Studies

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Dissertation: 

Intimate Otherness: Immigration in Recent Spanish Narrative

Employment: 

Albright College, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Carlos Ariel Gutierrez Torres

Ph.D., University of Miami

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Dissertation: 

Paisajes Escenicos: El Teatro en la Ciudad Global. Buenos Aires 1988-2010

Employment:

Self employed - Sweden, Spanish Teacher

Maria Garcia Pardo 

Ph.D. in Romance Studies

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Dissertation: 

¿En Vías de Desarrollo? Libros para Niños y Modernidades en Latinoamérica 

Employment: 

University of Miami, Lecturer of Spanish 

Salvador Luis Raggio 

Ph.D. in Romance Studies

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Dissertation: 

The Mutant Factor. Transformations and Mutations of the Monstrous in Contemporary Ibero-American Texts

Employment: 

University of Minnesota, Visiting Assistant Professor

Maidelin Rodriguez

Ph.D., Romance Studies, University of Miami

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Dissertation: 

Postmodern Artist Texts: Constructing Fictional Autobiographical Projects Through Art in Contemporary Spanish Narratives

Employment: 

University of Miami, Lecturer

Enrique Téllez-Espiga

Ph.D., Romance Studies, University of Miami

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Dissertation: 

Remembering Madrid: Urban Space and Memory from the Spanish Civil War to the Transition to Democracy

Employment: 

Saint Joseph's University, Associate Professor of Spanish 

Annalea Marie Vincent 

Ph.D., University of Miami

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Dissertation: 

Violence, Primitivism and Animality: The Limits of Human Nature as Depicted in French World War I Narratives

Employment: 

Mairie de Paris, Safety Anaylst

 

2012

Arthur F Tang

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Dissertation: 

May 68 and French Literary Production: A Periodization of Modern Revolutionary Writing in the Works of Conrad Detrez, Monique Wittig, and Jean Genet

Employment: 

Docent, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

  

2010

Melva Marguerite Persico

Ph.D. in Romance Studies 

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Dissertation: 

Counterpublics and Aesthetics: Afro-Hispanic and Belizean Women Writers. 

Employment: 

Clemson University, Senior Lecturer 

Joanne Pol Urrechaga

Ph.D., University of Miami

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Dissertation: 

Queering Latin American Theater: A Panoramic Study and Its Performative Implications.



Employment: 

Nova Southeastern University, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Sabrina Emilie Wengier

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Dissertation: 

The Politics and Poetics of Ekphrasis in Nineteenth-Century French Art Novels


Employment: 

Middle Georgia State University, Associate Professor of French

 

 

 

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  • 2009

    Edwin Murillo (Pennsylvania State Berks; Reading, Pennsylvania)

    Uncanny Periphery: Existential(ist) Latin American Narratives of the 1930s

  • 2008

    Myriam Mompoint (Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers, Florida)

    Symbolic Exchanges: Haiti, Brazil and the Ethnopoetics of Cultural Identity

     

  • 2007

    María Isabel Alfonso (Saint Joseph’s College, Long Island Campus, NY)

    Dinámicas culturales de los años sesenta en Cuba : Ediciones El Puente y otras zonas creativas de conflicto

     

    Fanny Daubigny (Ph.D. Romance Studies, French Track)

    Professor of French and Coordinator of the International Business Program at California State University, Fullerton

    Dissertation: Displaced Gestures:  Anatomy of the Visual Detail through the Magnifying Glass in Proust's A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu

    Adolfo Iván Figueroa (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru)

    Sociedad híbrida, líderes y consenso político en José María Arguedas

    Manuel María Rilo (Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Florida)

    De brocas y tracas: nación, normalidad, homosexualidad y travestismo en la literatura y la cultura mediática popular peruana

    Dora Marrón Romero (Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

    Sacred Powers: Women and African-Derived Religions in 20th Century Caribbean Narrative

  • 2006

    Beatriz Calvo (Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida)

    Of “Dangerous Women” and Hybrid Nations: Women, Impurity, and the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

    Carlos de Oro (Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas)

    Raza, género, espacio social y carnaval: el papel de la cultura en la presentación simbólica de la nación colombiana

    Guillermo Rivera (Doral Academy Charter High School, Doral, Florida)
    Colonialism, Imprisonment, and Contamination in French Guyana: Léon-Gontran Damas's Retour de Guyane and Patrick Chamoiseau’s Guyane: Traces-mémoires du bagne

    José Zavala 

    Positions of Convenience: Cultural Identity and the Politics of Suppression, Conformity, and Ambiguity in Late Colonial Peru

  • 2005

    Kevin Finn (University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida)
    Locations of Identity: Space, Place, and Mobility in Contemporary Quebecois Immigrant Literature

     

    Leonor Juárez 

    Ghostly Traces: Gender and Genre in Gothic Popular Fiction of Late Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Spain


    Lee Williams (Touro College South, Miami Beach, Florida)

    The Metafictive (and Modernist) Work of Quitoga, Arlt and Onetti: Debunking the Pre-Boom Lacuna

  • 2004

    Corinne Lhermitte (International Studies Preparatory Academy)
    Toward An Aesthetics Of Adaptation: From Text To Film In Proust And Duras

  • 2003

    Ligia Aldana (State University of New York, New York)

    Violence, Race, Myth and History in Colombian Caribbean Literature.

    Omar García (Professor, Chair of the School of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies,  Trinity College Dublin)

    Diálogos con la censura: El enantiomorfismo teatral durante el franquismo

    Paulette Hacker
    Weaving in and out of Africa: Gide's Entanglements in L'immoraliste, Les faux-monnayeurs, Voyage au Congo and Thésée

     

    Sandra Marchand-Horcel

    Tupi or not Tupi: L’image de l'homme sauvage dans trois récits de voyage français au Brésil (1600-1750)

    Clinia Saffi (Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina)

    Resistencia escrita, oral y actante de los indios guaranties en la época colonial

    Rosa Tezanos-Pinto (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana)

    Descodificación de los diálogos discursivos en la obra poética y narrativa de Ester de Izaguirre y Loreina Santos Silva

  • 2002

    Yvette Fuentes (Nova Southeastern Univeristy, Sunrise, Florida)

    Beyond the Nation: Issues of Identity in the Contemporary Narrative of Cuban Women Writing (in) the Diaspora

    Grisel Pujalá-Soto (University of the West Indies, Monda, Kingston, Jamaica)

    Eduardo Subirats: La idea de América en el pensamiento español posmoderno

    Juan Carlos Toledano (Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon)

    Ciencia-ficción cubana: El proyecto nacional del hombre nuevo socialist

  • 2000

    Roselyne Pirson 

    Pour une esthétique du texte illustré,de 1866 à 1928

  • 1999

    Eloy Merino ( Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois)

    Nuevas andanzas y desventuras de Lazarillo de Tormes: Politica y cultura en el palimpsesto de Camilo Jose Cela

  • 1998

    Monica Ayala (Denison University, Grainville, Ohio)

    El espacio hecho palabra: imágenes del sertao brasilero en Euclides da Cunha, Jõao Guimaraes Rosa y Mario Vargas Llosa