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Elizabeth Rivero, Ph. D.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Humanities Department
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 444‐8365
Elizabeth Rivero, Ph. D.
Assistant 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. She has presented at national and international conferences and published several articles on the topic. Dr. Rivero has worked as a Spanish professor at the University of Maryland, Middlebury College, and Connecticut College. She is also a professional translator with a specialization in Law and Economics.  

  • 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
  • Advanced Spanish: Spanish and Latin American Short Stories and Survey of Latin American Literature
  • Directed Studies: Defense Language Proficiency Test
  • Fourth Class Experience

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • “Para esta noche by J.C. Onetti : the Spanish Civil War, that ‘hell most feared’…” International Conference on the Spanish Civil War, Trinity College and Cervantes Institute, July 13-16, 2009, Dublin, Ireland.
  • “Montevideo in Cyberspace: El Evangelio según Nicolás by Gabriel Peveroni”. Fifth International Conference of the Hispanic Association for the Humanities, June 24-27, 2009, Seville, Spain.
  • “Against the Aesthetics of Fear: Humor in Historia transversal de Floreal Menéndez”. International Conference Valladolid, Spain. June 23-25, 2008. Universitas Castellae-Mc Gill University.
  • “Embezzlement: Florencio Sánchez and Bahtinian Dialogism”. Motivos y Estrategias. Estudios en honor del Dr. Ángel Berenguer. University of Granada and Leiria Politechnical Institute, Spain, 2009.
  • “Humor and Historical Memory: Caras extrañas (2001) by Rafael Courtoisie”. Nueva Literatura Hispánica. Valladolid, Spain, 2009.
  • “Against an Aesthetics of Fear: Humor in 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.

  • 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)