Marina Perez de Mendiola

Professor of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
Richard Armour Chair in Modern Languages

Department: Department of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
Office Address: Vita Nova 118
Office Phone: (909) 607-3545

Marina Perez de Mendiola will be on leave during the spring semester.

Marina Perez de Mendiola

Academic History

  • University of Paris-Sorbonne IV, Ph.D., Latin American Literatures and Cultures
  • University of Paris-Sorbonne IV, M.A., Spanish Civilization and Economy
  • University of Paris-Sorbonne IV, B.A., Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Spanish Linguistics

Areas of Expertise

  • Mexican Literature and Culture (19th & 20th Century novel, drama, short story, essay, visual arts)
  • Transatlantic Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Spanish Contemporary Literature and Culture
  • Critical Theory
  • Visual Culture
  • Cultural & Post-Colonial Studies

Personal Interests

Transatlantic studies, Postcolonial theory, Cultural and visual studies.

Selected Research and Publications

  • Bridging the Atlantic: Latin American and Iberian Thought. Editor (State University of New York Press, 1996)
  • Writing and Dissent: Essays on Gender and Identity Formation in Contemporary Mexican Literature. (Garland/Taylor Francis Group, London & New York, 1998)
  • Going Transatlantic: Toward an Ethics of Dialogue, editor (Chasquí:  revista de literatura latinoamericana. State University of Arizona, Special Issue 3, 2006)

Awards and Honors

  • 2009 Mary W. Johnson teaching Award
  • 2009 Professor of the Year Award for the Excellence in and outside the Classroom (Scripps Associated Students)
  • 2004 Mary W. Johnson Research Award (Scripps)
  • 2004 Sabbatical Award (Scripps)
  • 2003 Mary W. Johnson Teaching Award (Scripps)
  • 1999-2006 Summer Research Grants (Scripps)

Courses Taught

  • Humanities Core I: ""Rethinking the Enlightenment and its Legacies""
  • Core II: Surrealism in Literature and the Visual Arts; The Politics of Culture; The City and the Detective Novel.
  • Core III:  Race and Education in the Americas
  • Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
  • Spain's Transition to Democracy in Cinema and Literature
  • Gender and Identity Formation in Mexico
  • Romance Novels and Nation Building in Latin America
  • Schools of Culture and Criticism