Dr Ana-Maria MedinaModern Languages
CAMPUS BOX 026
Personal Biography Statement
Before starting at Metro in Aug. 2011, Dr. Medina was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish for two years at the University of Houston Downtown. She holds a Ph.D. in Peninsular Literature from the University of Houston, an M.A. in Peninsular Literature from Saint Louis University and a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation, Manuel Rivas: A Revolution in Contemporary Galician Literature & Beyond, a study of narrative and film from the feminist perspective in the context of XX and XXI century Spain, delves into the pressing questions of cultural conflict and assimilation, union and disunion, historical memory, feminine space, and trans-cultural and multilingual artistic production in the Peninsula. As a graduate student she taught at UH and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Belize where she coordinated the Language Department of the Belize City Campus and was a lead member on the committee to design and implement a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education. In 2007 she was the Assistant Coordinator to the Summer Abroad Program in Cádiz for the University of Houston, where she was the recipient of the UH Teaching Excellence Award (2007) and the Hispanic Studies Departmental Teaching Excellence Award (2009). Dr. Medina teaches beginner and intermediate language classes, heritage language courses and 20th and 21st Century Peninsular literature, film and culture courses. She has published in various mediums including scholarly journals, collections, and magazines and has presented at national conferences . She is a member of the Sigma Delta Kappa Spanish and the Phi Beta Delta Honor Societies and part of the Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee for the MLA.
Contemporary Peninsular Literature, Culture and Film. Gender Studies.
Ph.D. in Modern Peninsular Literature with a Certificate in Women’s Studies, May 2009, University of Houston
• “Children and war; the transmigration of the textual to the filmic in Manuel Rivas’ La lengua de las mariposas" Children in Film Area of the 31st annual PCA/ACA & SWTX PCA/ACA. April 20-23, 2011.
• “Re-defining Art: Manuel Rivas’ Woman in the Bath”. ACLA 2010: Creoles, Diasporas,Cosmopolitanism Collection Volume. Ed. David Gallagher. Forthcoming.
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