Welcome Rebecca Ingram, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Friday, May 1, 2009

Rebecca Ingram, our newest tenure-track professor in Spanish, will receive her Ph.D. from Duke University. Her area of expertise is Peninsular literature and culture of the 19th-21st centuries.  She also holds certificates in women’s studies and European studies, the former of which should allow us to establish an even closer connection with the Gender Studies Program.

Her dissertation, Spain on the Table: Cookbooks, Women, and Modernization, 1905-1933, is a ground-breaking work in its use of cookbooks and their prologues as guides for cultural constructions of identity. It links the “feminine” sphere of hearth and home to discourses of the nation proposed by certain members of the female intelligentsia (Pardo Bazán, de Burgos, and Pradera) and it’s approach is unique in Spanish cultural studies.

She will teach fourth semester Spanish this coming fall.

We are excited to have Ingram join our faculty and expect her fresh perspectives on Hispanic literature will offer another unique learning experience for our students.

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