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Belen Rodriguez-MoureloDivision Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Spanish

Ph.D., Modern Languages Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid ( Spain)

Doctora en Filologia Moderna por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid

e-mail: brm4@psu.edu
Phone: 610-396-6171
Office: 134 Franco Building


Dr. Rodriguez Mourelo, a native of Spain, is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Penn State Berks and serves as Head of the Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Her research interests focus on the experience of being a minority and how this experience is expressed in literature. Her doctoral thesis analyzed African American autobiography, and her scholarly work evolved toward other groups, such as Afro Hispanics, in general, and Cubans in particular -- especially Cuban writers in exile. Dr. Rodriguez Mourelo has published a book on this topic, Encounters in Exile, Themes in the Narrative of the Cuban Diaspora (2006) as well as two books of translation, and articles in national and international journals.

Most Recent Publications

La Narrativa de Pablo Medina: cubana, americana y posnacional. Hispanic Journal, Vol 36, # 1, Spring 2015, 77-89.

Review of Jime´nez Roma´n, Miriam; Flores, Juan, eds.,The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States. H-LatAm, H-Net Reviews. February, 2014. URL:http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=31625