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Lourdes Rojas

Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Director of the Africana and Latin American Studies Program

B.A. University of California at La Jolla 1970
M.A., Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook 1974, 1985

Office: 325 Alumni Hall
Phone: 315-228-7526
Email: lrojas@mail.colgate.edu


Professor Rojas was away during the academic year 1997-98 directing the Vassar-Wesleyan-Colgate Program in Madrid, Spain

Courses Taught: SPAN 362: Spanish for Native Speakers; SPAN 477: Women Writing in Latin America; SPAN 478: Literature of the Caribbean; GNED 338: The Cybernetics of Desire

Previous Posts: SUNY Old Westbury, Hamilton College; Translator, New York College of Pediatric Medicine

Professional Activities: Mellon Foundation project to develop and integrate language-teaching technology into the classroom dynamic; Director of the Vassar-Wesleyan-Colgate Program in Madrid, Spain (1997-1998)

Areas of Expertise: Latin American contemporary novel,  women writers in Latin America and Spain,   Caribbean literature, feminist literary theory,  feminism and politics in contemporary Latin American.

Publications: "La mujer, desmitificación y novela," 1990; Women Essayists of the Caribbean (in press); work on Rosario Castellanos in Revista Interamericana and in Lugar de Encuentro; "Women and Sexuality in Latin America" in Trends in History; "At the Crossroads: Latina's Affirmation of Life" in Breaking Boundaries; articles in An Anthology of Latin American Literature of Exile, La obra de Carlos Fuentes, Theorizing About Essays, 1993

Distinctions: Ford Foundation grant for research and course development; Picker Fellowship Research Fellow in Latin American Studies.

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