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Dr. Rosario M. de Swanson specializes in 20th-century Latin American Literature, women writers, Afro-Latin American writers, and the literature of Equatorial Guinea. Her research and teaching focuses on literature and culture as a form of resistance and on questions of representation through the lens of language, poetry, literature, and cultural production. Her book “Y cuál es mi lugar señor entre tus actos”: El drama de Rosario Castellanos (2018) is a study of the 20th-century Mexican feminist writer and intellectual Rosario Castellanos. Her work has appeared in Ottawa Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Journal, Hispania, MARGES, and others. At Emerson, she will teach Latin American literature and culture, gender studies, and Spanish language.

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B.A., Smith College
M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Areas of Expertise

  • Literature