Kimberly Eherenman, PhD

Kimberly Eherenman
Phone: (619) 260-4068
Fax: (619) 260-4190
Office: Founders Hall 134

Professor, Spanish & Student Adviser for Spanish

  • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Spanish
  • B.A. and M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Spanish

Kim Eherenman, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1990. Her specializations include Latin American poetry, pre-Columbian literatures and cultures, colonial and nineteenth century Latin American literature, and Mexican literature. Her research focus is Latin American poetry and translation. Formerly, she served as coordinator of the Latino Studies Program, executive director of the Guadalajara Summer Program, coordinator of the Spanish Area, and chair of this department. In addition, she has served as an external program reviewer for world language and literature programs at the university level. She is also a bilingual poet whose works have appeared in literary journals nationally and abroad.

Areas of Expertise

Latin American poetry

Scholarly Work

Eherenman’s research focuses on Latin American poetry from the pre-Columbian and Colonial eras and Mexican poetry from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has also translated the works of Alberto Blanco, Horacio Ortiz Villacorta, and Gilberto Zúñiga, among other Mexican poets. She is active in the poetic community in the San Diego/Tijuana area and she organizes bilingual poetry readings and conferences on both sides of the border.  Eherenman is also involved in the scholarship of teaching. She has given several presentations and workshops on language teaching methodology nationally and abroad, and she serves as a language textbook consultant. Eherenman is one of two 2009-2010 recipients of the University Professorship Award for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Areas of Interest

Eherenman teaches a variety of language and literature courses at USD, ranging from introductory courses on Latin American literature and Latino studies to upper-division courses on Latin American poetry, Latin American novel, Mexican literature, and Latin American female writers. She has also participated in team-taught, interdisciplinary courses which include freshman seminars on Latin America as well as Honors courses: Conquest of Mexico and Peru and The Southern Cone in the Nineteenth Century.