Marisel Moreno, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Latino/a Literature in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame. She was a recipient of the American Association of University Women Fellowship in 2009-2010. Her first book, Family Matters: Puerto Rican Women Authors on the Island and the Mainland, was published as part of the New World Series by the University of Virginia Press (August 2012), and was also selected for the American Literatures Initiative. In 2011 she received the Indiana Governor’s Award for Service-Learning in recognition of “her pioneering work creating the first senior-level Spanish literature course in the College of Arts and Letters that features a required community-service component at La Casa de Amistad.” Prof. Moreno’s teaching and research interests include Latino/a-Caribbean authors (Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Cuban authors in the US ) as well as the literary and cultural production of Afro-Latinos and the so-called “Other” Latinos (Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Peruvians, etc.). Issues of gender, race, and ethnicity are central to her work. She has published articles in Afro-Hispanic Review, CENTRO, The Latino(a) Research Review, Latino Studies, Hispanic Journal, Sargasso, among others. In Spring 2012 she co-organized and co-curated an exhibit on Puerto Rican graphic art at the Snite Museum, and co-authored the exhibit catalog Art at the Service of the People: Posters and Books from Puerto Rico’s Division of Community Education / Arte al servicio del pueblo: Carteles y libros de la División de Educación de la Comunidad de Puerto Rico. Prof. Moreno is a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Latino Studies and the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
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