Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Roxanne Dávila

Lecturer - Spanish & Portuguese

Contact Info
rdavila@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • A.B., Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures, 1990
  • Ph.D., Yale University, Spanish and Portuguese, 1999

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer, Tulane University, 2014 –
  • Visiting Research Professor, Tulane University, 2009-2014
  • Assistant Professor, Brandeis University, 1998-2008
  • Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, 1994-1998
  • Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • Instructor, Yale University, 1992-1994

Research & Teaching Specializations: 19th C Latin American History, Pre-Columbian Studies; Mesoamerican Art and Literature; Hispanic Studies; Mexico and Central America

Related Experience

  • Spanish Language Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania, 1995-1998
  • Consultant, Arte Acción Honduras, 2000-2002
  • Field Consultant, United Nations Office of Project Services, New York City and Peru, 1999
  • Translator, United Nations Office of Project Services, New York, 1995-1996
  • Consultant, United Nations TIPS Program, Italy, 1993-1994

Distinctions

  • Jane’s Grant in Latin American Studies for Faculty Research, Brandeis University, 2006-2007, 2001-2004
  • Norman Fellowship for Faculty Research, 2006
  • Yale University Research Fellowship in Latin American Studies, 2006
  • Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies Inc. (FAMSI) Research Grant, 2005
  • Newberry Library Research Fellowship, 2002

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French

Selected Publications

  • 2008. “Los primeros exploradores a las ruinas mayas.” Arqueología guatemalteca. 1 (1): 9-11.
  • 2007. “Una introducción a la historia de los viajeros a la zona maya.” In Ciudades sagradas mayas. Ricky Lopez Bruni, ed. Guatemala City: G.T. Continental.
  • 2002. “Escribiendo la ciudad: Entre flaneur y criminal en Ensayo de un crimen de Rodolfo Usigli.” La palabra y el hombre. 121: 69-81.
  • 2002. “Mito, nación e identidad: El imaginario urbano en la obra de José Emilio Pacheco.” Alba de América: Revista Literaria. 21 (39-40): 339-347.
  • 2000. “Mexico City as Urban Palimpsest in Salvador Novo’s Nueva grandeza mexicana.” Nueva grandeza mexicana. Studies in the Literary Imagination. 33 (1): 107-123.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Ancient Ruins, Modern Nations; Art and Revolution in Latin America; The Latin American Avant-garde; The Latin American Boom and Beyond; Writing the Latin American City; Introduction to Latin American Literature

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 4

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