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Department of Modern Languages
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

María Zalduondo
Minor in Latin American Studies |
Spanish and Latin American Network | SALA Reasearch Links

463 Griffin Hall | 337.482.5453 |

Fall 2003- present. Assistant Professor of Spanish. University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Courses taught:

  • SPAN 201 (Second Semester Spanish)
  • SPAN 310 (Composition)
  • SPAN 322 (Hispanic Popular Culture)
  • SPAN 361 (Introduction to Literary Analysis I)
  • SPAN 362 (Introduction to Literary Analysis II)
  • SPAN 480G (Spanish-American Women Writers)
  • SPAN 431 (Peninsular Literature to 1700)
  • SPAN 480G (Bandits and Pirates in Nineteenth-Century Spanish American Lit)
  • SPAN 441 (Colonial Literature)
  • SPAN 462 (Teaching Methodology)
  • SPAN 441 (Literature of the Conquest)
  • SPAN 402/503 (Creative Writing in Spanish)
  • SPAN 455 Mexican Cinema

Fall 2002-Spring 2003. Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Courses taught:

  • SPAN 101 (First Semester Spanish)
  • SPAN 203 (Spanish Readings)
  • SPAN 359 (Advanced Composition)

Fall 2001- Spring 2002. Lecturer. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. UT Austin.

  • SPN 325 (Introduction to Spanish American Literature since Modernism)
  • SPN 327 (Advanced Grammar and Composition)
  • SPN 318 (Conversation and Composition)

Fall 1995-Spring 2001; Fall 1989-Spring 1991. Assistant Instructor of Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of Texas at Austin. Instructor of record.
Taught all levels of elementary and intermediate Spanish


  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures, University of Texas at Austin. 2001.
  • Master of Arts, Institute of Latin American Studies, UT Austin. 1991.
  • B.S.S.W., cum laude, Adelphi University, New York. 1984.


  • Assistant Professor of Spanish. Department of Modern Languages,
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 2003- present.


  • Literature of Spanish-America from independence through 1940; Afro-Hispanic literature; gender and cultural studies; and interest in Latin American cinema.
  • Dissertation Title—Novel Women: Gender and Nation in Two Nineteenth-Century Novels by Spanish-American Women Writers
  • Director: Naomi Lindstrom


  • “La figura del afrodescendiente mexicano en Astucia o los hermanos de la hoja o los contrabandistas de la rama (1865-66) de Luis Gonzaga Inclán (1816-1875) PALARA 8 (Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association) (Fall 2004): 35-44.
  • “(Des)orden en el porfiriato: la construcción del bandido en dos novelas desconocidas del siglo XIX mexicano.” 4.2 (Summer 2007): 77-94.
  • Submitted to Letras femeninas. “La sexualidad femenina masoquista y su congruencia social en Geographies of Home (1999) de Loida Martiza Pérez.”


  • “La herida.” The World’s Muse: A Journal of Creative Writing in World Languages. 5.1 (Spring-Summer 2007): 31-37. Short story.


  • Roy-Féquière, Magali. Women, Creole Identity, and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-Century Puerto Rico. Philadelphia: Temple UP. 2004. 310pp. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. 39.1 (January 2005)
  • Royo, Amelia. Juanamanuela, mucho papel. Salta: Ediciones del Robledal, 1999. Chasqui. 31.2 (November 2002).


  • “Barragán de Toscano, Refugio.” Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia. London: Tayor & Francis, 2009. (forthcoming)
  • “Campesino, Pilar.” Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia. London: Taylor & Francis, 2009. (forthcoming)


  • Book Project: Nineteenth-Century Mexican Women Writers and the National Imagination
  • Journal article project: “La excepcionalidad y el privilegio autorizante discursivo en las Memorias (1980) de Concepción Lombardo de Miramón”


  • 2006 Tepoztlán Summer Institute in Tepoztlán México. July 26-August 2. Yale University and U of Georgia, Athens, organizers.
  • 2003 NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers. “Afro-Hispanic Writers and the Canon.” The University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Marvin A. Lewis, Director. June16-July 25, 2003.


  • “Reading Avellaneda’s Lips: Sab’s Subjugated Subjectivity” paper to be presented at the Modern Languages Association in Chicago. Dec. 27-30, 2007.


  • “The Culture of the Bolero and the Tango.” Performance Arts Society of Acadiana. October 3, 2007. Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • “The Taking of Reforma: Civil Disobedience and the Mexican Presidential Elections of 2006.” Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Tulane University, November 3, 2006.


  • “La excepcionalidad y el privilegio autorizante discursivo en las Memorias (1980) de Concepción Lombardo de Miramón (México, 1835-1921)” LASA, Montreal 2007.
  • “Historia y género en La hija del bandido (1887) de Refugio Barragan de Toscano,” LASA, San Juan 2006.
  • “La masculinidad africana desarticulada en Malambo de Lucía Charún-Ilescas.” Symposium on Transnational Identities: Afro-Hispanic Literature of European Exile.
    University of Missouri-Columbia April 14-16, 2005.
  •  “From La Charca (1894) to La Llamarada (1935): the Creation and Contestation of a Truncated National Identity.” Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture Conference University of Louisville February 24-26, 2005 Louisville, KY.
  • “La sexualidad femenina masoquista y su congruencia social en Geographies of Home (1999) de Loida Martiza Pérez” La CHISPA- LSU February 19-21st, 2004.
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • “El vientre esclavizado en Malambo de Lucía Charún Illescas”
    III Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispáncia, March 2004. Lima Peru.
  • “Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera’s anti-naturalist prologue”
    Modern Languages Association December 2003. San Diego, CA.
  • “Narratives of Insanity: The Spin on Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera's Descent into Madness.” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures October 2001.
    University of Kansas.
  • "Ternura/Tortura, ciencias/creencias: significación y desviación en la fe de erratas en un texto decimonónico mexicano."Interruptions Conference May 2000. Harvard University.


  • Liberal Arts Summer Research Award 2006, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


  • Editor, Creación Literaria. Seventy-five page Spanish language chapbook of creative writing by undergraduate students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Spring 2006.
  • Liberal Arts Diversity Planning Committee. Fall 2006- present.
  • Bayou Bijou Film Committee. University film series at UL Lafayette. Fall 2004-present.
  • Faculty Advisor to University of Louisiana-Lafayette Spanish Club. Fall 2003-present.
  • Faculty Senate Representative for Modern Languages. UL Lafayette. Fall 2004-May 2007.
  • Organized Spanish Sonnet Poetry Competition. Spring 2004.
  • Semester Spanish Conversation Hour. UL Lafayette. Fall 2002-Fall 2004.
  • Speakers Invited to ULL
    Solimar Otero, Assistant Prof. LSU November 14, 2007. “Circumatlantic Spirituality: New Orleans and the Caribbean.”
  • Arturo Arias, Guatemalan writer. Subaltern studies Professor at UT Austin. Past President of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).  “Kotz’ib: The Emergence of a New Maya Literature.” April 26, 2007.
  • Jean Dangler, Associate Professor at Tulane University. “Alterity in Pre-modern Spain.” March 8, 2007.
  • Miguel Angel Santana, Mexican Writer. “Issues in Translation.” October 17, 2005.
  • Claudia Aburto Guzmán. Associate Prof. Bates College. On behalf of Friends of the Humanity. “The Place of Poetry in a Postmodern World..”.September 15, 2005.
  • Carrie Chrisco, film director. Associate Prof. McNeese. State U. Film “Garifuna: The Living Dance.” March 18, 2004.
  • John Smihula, film director. October 17, 2003. Film: “Hidden in Plain Sight.”


  • Chair of panel, “Colonial Experiences: Religion, Gender and Race.” ALARA (Afro- Latin/American Research Association) Veracruz 2006.
  • Chair of panel, LASA (Latin American Studies Association) San Juan, Puerto Rico 2006.


  • Co-host and co-producer of Nuestro Mundo Latino, a half-hour cultural and educational cable television show in Spanish broadcast by Acadiana Open Channel 15 & 16 in Lafayette, LA.  August 2006- present. Invited guests interviewed in the program have included: Dr. Carolina Cruz Neira (Director of  the LITE center), Countess Irascema de Pusy Lafayette (who is originally from Colombia) and Dr. Wilmer McNair (Professor Emeritus, Sociology Department).


  • Modern Languages Association
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Afro-Latin/American Research Association
  • Puerto Rican Studies Association
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Association of University Women
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)

Mailing Address:  Department of Modern Languages     P.O. Box 43331     University of Louisiana at Lafayette     Lafayette, LA 70504
Location:   Griffin Hall Room 453     Corner of Rex and East Lewis Streets
Phone: (337) 482 6814     Fax: (337) 482 5446     E-mail:

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