Division 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
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
“De la Habana a Toledo: La evolución narrativa de Daniel Iglesias Kennedy.” Voces del Caribe. Revista de Estudios Caribeños. Volumen 3, #1, Primavera 2011, 143-160. http://www.vocesdelcaribe.com/journal/journal.html
Rodriguez-Mourelo, B. Encounters in Exile. Themes in the Narrative of the Cuban Diaspora. Valencia: Aduana Vieja Press, 2006.
"De exilio a integracion: La narrativa de Daniel Iglesias Kennedy." Grace Piney and James J. Pancrazio, Eds. Cuba: Arte y Literatura en Exilio. Valencia: Legua Editorial, 2011:183-188.