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Jesús Jambrina


  • History |
  • Latin American and Latino Studies |
  • World Languages and Cultures |
  • Community Interpreting Certificate |
  • Community Interpreting |
Associate Professor/Coordinator, Latin American and Latino Studies Program
MRC 523


  • Ph.D. University of Iowa, 2005
  • M.A. University of Iowa, 2002
  • B.A. in Journalism, University of Havana, Cuba, 1994

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Latin American History
  • Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • Latin American Civilization
  • U.S. Hispanic Cultures
  • Literature of Spanish America
  • Speed Reading and Comprehension (Spanish)
  • Advanced Composition (Spanish)
  • Contemporary Issues in Latin America
  • Bartolomé de las Casas (1484-1566) and his defense of western hemisphere’s indigenous populations.

Research Interests:

  • Spanish American, and Latino Literatures, Latin American and Transatlantic History.
  • Spanish Baroque Literature


  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Instituto Internacional de Literatrua Iberoamericana

Recent Publications Related to Research:

  • Virgilio Piñera: Poesía, Nación y Diferencias. Editorial Verbum, Madrid, 12/2012
  • “Una isla llamada Virgilio”, “VP en La ciudad celeste”, and “Piñera, crítico de poesía, 1941-1955”, La Habana Elegante, SMU, Texas, Fall-Winter, 2012, Vol. 52.
  • “Poesía, nación y diferencias: Cintio Vitier lee a Virgilio Piñera” enRevista Iberoamericana, Vol. 75, Núm. 226, Enero – Marzo 2009, 95-105.