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Elizabeth Rivero, Ph. D.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Humanities Department
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Elizabeth.G.Rivero@uscga.edu
(860) 444‐8365
Elizabeth Rivero, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Humanities Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Dr. Rivero is originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She has an M.A and a Ph.D. degree in Latin American Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her field of expertise is Southern Cone literature, and her main areas of research are: post-dictatorial Uruguayan literature and film, urban narratives, and memory studies. She has presented at national and international conferences and published several articles on these topics. Her book, Espacio y nación en la narrativa uruguaya de la posdictadura (1985-2005), was published by Editorial Corregidor (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 2011. Dr. Rivero has worked as a Spanish professor at the University of Maryland, Middlebury College, and Connecticut College. She is a member of the editorial board of the Cultural Studies journal Teatro. Revista de Estudios Culturales.. Dr. Rivero is also a professional translator with a specialization in Law and Economics.  

Education:
  • Ph.D., Latin American Literature, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005
  • M.A., Latin American Literature. University of Maryland, College Park, 1999
  • B.A., Spanish Language and Literature. University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1997
  • B.A., Translation (English/Spanish). University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1992

Courses Taught:
  • Spanish I , II, I/II, III and IV (Elementary and Intermediate Spanish)
  • Advanced Spanish: “Hispanic Short Stories,” “Hispanic American Literature,” “XX Century Latin American Literature,” “Hispanic Culture: Short Stories, Film, and Music"
  • Conversational Spanish
  • Coast Guard Spanish
  • Directed Studies: Defense Language Proficiency Test
  • Fourth Class Experience

Publications:
  • “La subversión de los espacios, los espacios de la subversión: El baño del Papa, 2007”. El estado de las cosas: cine latinoamericano en el nuevo milenio. Gabriela Copertari and Carolina Sitnitsky, eds. Iberoamericana-Vervuert (forthcoming).
  • Wingrove-Haugland, E., LaMonica, C.E., Rivero, E. & Zapalska, A.M. “Teaching Global Issues in an Undergraduate Educational Program”. Universal Journal of Educational Research 1(1): 10-19, 2013.
  • Espacio y nación en la narrativa uruguaya de la posdictadura (1985-2005). Buenos Aires: Corregidor, 2011.
  • “Apropiación indebida: Florencio Sánchez y el dialogismo bajtiniano”. Motivos y Estrategias. Estudios en honor del Dr. Ángel Berenguer. University of Granada and Leiria Politechnical Institute, Spain, 2009.
  • “Humor y memoria histórica: Caras extrañas (2001) de Rafael Courtoisie.” Nueva Literatura Hispánica 13. Valladolid, Spain, 2009.
  • “Contra la estética del miedo: el humor en Historia transversal de Floreal Menéndez”. Comedia, fiesta y orgía en la cultura hispánica. Ricardo de la Fuente Ballesteros, ed. and prologue, and J. Pérez Magallón, ed. Universitas Castellae-Mc Gill University. Valladolid, Spain, 2008.
  • El pozo de Onetti: relectura desde la posmodernidad”. Deseo, poder y política en la cultura hispánica. Ricardo de la Fuente Ballesteros, ed. and prologue, y J. Pérez Magallón, ed. Universitas Castellae-Mc Gill University. Valladolid, Spain, 2007.
  • “Del voyeur a las prácticas espaciales: Montevideo y la escritura de la ciudad”. Ciberletras. Journal of Literary Criticism and Culture 13. July 2005.
  • “Deseo, exceso e interrupción: memoria personal e histórica en La casa de enfrente (1988) de Alicia Migdal. Orphans of the Lettered City. Third Annual Graduate Student Conference Proceedings. School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. University of Maryland, College Park. April, 2004.

Honors:
  • Summer 2011: Center for Advanced Studies Research Fellowship. U.S Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut.
  • May 2003: Jacok K. Goldhaber Travel Grant. Research and Graduate School Fellowship Finance Office. University of Maryland, College Park.
  • September 2002: Secretan Dissertation Fellowship. School of Foreign Languages and Literatures. University of Maryland, College Park.
  • 2000-2001 “Distinguished Teaching Assistant”. The Center for Teaching Excellence, Undergraduate Studies. University of Maryland, College Park.

Professional Memberships:
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS)
  • Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
  • Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades (AHH)