María Luisa Martínez

Graduate Student in Spanish
BA, University of the Americas – Puebla (Mexico)
MA, Simón Bolivar University of the Andes (Ecuador)

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Ms. María Luisa Martínez’s research interests are focused on nineteenth-century Latin American literature and culture, especially the transition from the fin de siècle to the twenty century with specific emphasis on the Mexican and Cuban visual and literary expression. Her current dissertation project is a study of the cultural representations of the “degenerated” artistic genius in Latin America during the fin de siècle. In 2011, she was awarded a Short-Term Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship by the Boston University School of Arts and Sciences to conduct research in Havana, Cuba. Ms. Martinez has taught classes in Mexico, Ecuador, and the United States, including: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Mexican Literature and Hispanic American Literature, all levels of Spanish language requirements, Essential Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, and Latin American Film for the Spanish Language. She has also been involved in the Department’s programs in the community.