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Gonzalo Baptista

Gonzalo Baptista, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Spanish 100 Sequence Coordinator, World Languages & International Studies

Office: Holmes Hall 311-E
Phone: (443) 885-3854


Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies
M.A. in Hispanic Studies
M.F.A. in Creative Writing (in Italian)
B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature

Currently, I am the coordinator for Spanish courses and the adviser for our honors society Sigma Delta Pi (chapter Xi Xi). I work with other colleagues in the Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies Program. I proudly support S.O.U.L. (Students open to unique love) as their adviser. I am also the liaison for the international exchange with Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

Teaching and Research Interests
My teaching and research interests include a variety of contemporary Hispanic cultural forms. I study narratives of displacement (Spanish exiles, migrations), micronarratives, human rights, and ecocriticism. I am currently working on a book-length project that examines the intersections between micronarratives and Spanish exiles. I have also translated Javier Tomeo's short-narratives into Italian (Racconti Perversi, 2007). 

As a public scholar, in May 2020, I began coordinating a series of virtual, open meetings on Activismo Político, exploring the roots of Hispanic political activism in the United States. I have also published articles in Spanish newspapers about the white supremacy's rally in Charlottesville, VA and about the right-wing government corruption practices in Spain.

Recent Courses Taught 
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (both on-site and online)
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II (both on-site and online)
SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 318 Spanish Civilization II

Selected Publications
"Not only a muse: María Luisa Elío's Creative Network During her Exile." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 22 (2021). Forthcoming.
"Hombres blancos con poder: Descolonizar el currículo en un curso de cultura y civilización." Hispania 104.1 (2021): 17-20.
"Mise en Abyme y Parodia en la Minificción de José De la Colina". Minificción y nanofilología: Latitudes de la hiperbrevedad. Ed. A. Rueda. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2017. 219-28.
Guest Editor. Revista UniDiversidad 20 (Aug-Oct 2015): "Hispanic microfiction". 
"'Lo insignificante es mundo'. Primera aproximación a la minificción fractal de César Aira." Averías. Ensayos críticos sobre César Aira. Puebla, Mx: Benemérita U Autónoma de Puebla 2014. 213-28. 
"Rasgos postistas en los microrrelatos de Antonio Fernández Molina." Revista de ficción breve peruanaPlesiosaurio 6.1 (2014): 91-100.