PhD, Romance Languages with a Concentration in Twentieth Century Spanish-American
and Brazilian Narrative, University of New Mexico, December 1997.
MA, Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, January 1989.
MA, Spanish, University of Iowa, Iowa City, May 1984.
BA, Spanish and Biology, Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, May 1982.
Areas of Expertise
Lea Ramsdell teaches Spanish and Portuguese language classes as well as courses on
Latin American literature and culture. Her research interests include contemporary
Latin American women writers, Latinos in the United States, and music and performance
as expressions of identity and protest. Her recent publications include articles
on the Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, Cuban hip-hop, and the Cuban performance
artist Tania Bruguera.
Currently Teaching - Fall 2016