A native speaker of Spanish, Dr. Ronderos is also fluent in English and French and has studied Italian, German, Latin and Greek. Languages have been a passion which she is eager to share with her students.
Clara Eugenia Ronderos
Professional Title: Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Literature
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Main areas of research: women's writing and transatlantic studies of nineteenth century Hispanic literature. Her interests in translation, cultural studies theories and poetry guide her research and her teaching.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Foreign Languages and Literatures
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Ancient and Contemporary World Literature, Postcolonial Hispanic Modernities, Latin American Women Writers, Mundos del Español: Cine Literatura y Cultura
Education: BA, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia; MA, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: My latest publications include two volumes of poetry: Estaciones en Exilio, Madrid: Torremozas. Winner of the Carmen Conde poetry award 2010 and Raiz del Silencio published by Universidad de los Andes, Bogota Colombia, 2012. My article “Ética y literatura: los rostros de la patria en la poesía de María Mercedes Carranza”. Appeared in Revista de Colombianistas, April 2011.
I believe that to study a language is to study a culture: that is to understand ways of thinking and feeling within a cultural environment that is different to our own.
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