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About Clara Roman-Odio

Clara Román-Odio is Professor of Spanish and Director of Latino/a Studies with a specialty in literature and society in late-twentieth century. Author of Sacred Iconographies in Chicana Cultural Productions (Palgrave 2013), and Octavio Paz en los debates críticos y estéticos del siglo XX (tresCtres Editores, Galicia: España, 2006), she has published extensively on modern / postmodern and aesthetics and on feminisms of color. She is co-editor of two volumes, Transnational Borderlands in Women's Global Networks (Palgrave 2011) and Global, Local Geographies: The (Dis)locations of Contemporary Feminisms (Letras Femeninas 33.1, 2007). Her most recent engagements include spearheading the Kenyon Community Engaged Learning Initiative and the creation of the public humanities project Latinos in Rural America (LiRA).


Present Professor of Spanish, Kenyon College

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  • SPAN 111Y: Intensive Introductory Spanish
  • SPAN 112Y: Intensive Introductory Spanish
  • SPAN 321: Advanced Grammar, Conversation, and Composition
  • SPAN 321Y: Advanced Grammar, Conversation, and Composition
  • SPAN 325: Introduction to Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 344: Contemporary Spanish-American Short Stories
  • SPAN 354: Spanish American Poetry Since 1880
  • SPAN 355: The Literature of National Experience in Mexico
  • SPAN 371: Gender, Identity, and Power in Women's Literature
  • SPAN 380: Introduction to Chicana/o Cultural Studies
  • SPAN 391: Special Topics
  • WGS 242: Transnational Feminisms


1993 Doctorate of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1983 Master of Arts, Purdue University West Lafayette
1981 Bachelor of Arts, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

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P: (740) 427-5275
Ascension Hall 110


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