Wanda I. Ocasio-Rivera

Academic Title

  • Professor of Practice, Spanish

Additional Titles

  • Professor of Practice, Social Justice

Administrative Support

  • 20th to 21st Century Latin American Literature and Cultures
  • Economics
  • Gender
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Neoliberalism Globalization

My interest as a scholar is to focus on groups and spaces that have been marginalized within Latin American nation-state societies and Latinex in the United States. By focusing on economics, gender studies and interdisciplinary approaches, I explore a variety of social issues using a diverse range of cultural representations beyond the written texts.

  • Ph.D. Spanish Literature and Cultures University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.L.S. Library Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
  • M.S. Hispanic Studies University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
  • B.A. Political Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • National Honor Society
  • (SOJ 1000) Introduction to Social Justice (Theory and Practice)
  • (SPA 3610) Race, Literature and Culture
  • (SPA 3620) Gender, Literature and Culture
  • (SPA 3700) Special Topics: Afro-Caribbean Religions and Cultures
  • (SPA 3700) Special Topics: Globalization Through Literature and Cinema
  • (SPA 3700) Special Topics: Immigration in Latin America and the U.S.

Articles

“El Cuerpo Sin Organos del Capital en El Cuarto Mundo de Diamela Eltit.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Universidad de Puerto Rico, forthcoming spring 2018.

“José Donoso o la Antesala a la Lógica Antropófaga del Capitalismo Tardío.” Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Western Ontario University. Sept. 29, 2016.

Books

“Metáforas Extremas del Neoliberalismo en la Literatura Latino Americana,” forthcoming fall 2018, CBH Books.

 “Obras Dramáticas Inéditas de Manuela Zeno Gandía” by Migual A. Náter (collaboration with digitization and gathering materials) ISBN: 09773612-3-3.

  • Honorary Member, Sigma Delta Pi, 2017.
  • Travel Fund, Merrimack College, 2017.
  • Scholars Travel Fund, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-12.