Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Maureen E. Shea

Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese

Contact Info
mshea@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., Frostburg State College, Spanish, 1975
  • M.A., Colorado State University, Hispanic Literature, 1978
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, Latin American Literature, 1987

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1994-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1990-1994
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1987-1990
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona, 1980-1987
  • Lecturer, Frostburg State College, 1979-1980

Research & Teaching Specializations: Latin American Literature; Guatemala; Women’s Testimonio

Related Experience

  • Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Tulane University, 2007-
  • Director, Women’s Studies Program, Tulane University, 2004-2005
  • Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Tulane University, 1998-2000
  • Editor, Twentieth Century Cultures Encyclopedia Series on Latin American Literature, 1994-1995
  • Graduate Student Advisor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Tulane University, 1991-1992

Distinctions

  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Latin American Studies for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Tulane University, 2001
  • Mortar Board Teaching Awards, Tulane University, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
  • Reed Award for Excellence in Teaching, Tulane University, 1995
  • Mellon Foundation Grant, 1989
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant to Faculty of Humanities, University of Arizona, 1987

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian

Selected Publications

  • 2004. “Contra el Imperio: Voces de los Andes desafian la hegemonia Occidental.” In Construccion y poetica del Imaginario Boliviano. Josefa Salmon, editor. La Paz, Bolivia.
  • 2002. “Asalto al paraiso: Tatiana Lobo Asalta la Historia Oficial.” Revista Comunicacion. San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 2000. Culture and Customs of Guatemala. Westport, CT: Greenwood.
  • 1996. “La complicidad subversiva de Catalina Guzmán y Angeles Mastretta: Arráncame la vida.” Journal of Hispanic Philology. 17: 239-260.
  • 1993. Women as Outsiders: Undercurrents of Oppression in Latin American Women’s Novels. San Francisco: Austin and Winfield.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Latin American Women Writers, Indigenismo and Beyond, Social Problems in Spanish American Literature

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 11

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