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Paula C. Park

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Romance Languages, 205

Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies


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BA Rutgers, the State University
MA University of Texas Austin
PHD University of Texas Austin

Paula C. Park

Park's research and teaching areas are Latin American literature and Philippine literature in Spanish and English in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She focuses on exile writers, Orientalism, Asian diasporas, transpacific studies, and sound studies. Her articles have been published in Hispanic Review, HispanófilaSymplokeJournal of Spanish Cultural StudiesComparative Literature and CultureTransmodernityIberoromania, and Revista Filipina. She also has book chapters on Cuban writers Severo Sarduy and Daína Chaviano in the edited volumes TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature (2014) and Critical Insights: Contemporary Latin American Fiction (2017). Park's current book project, Across the Hispanic Pacific: Intercolonial Intimacies between the Philippines and Latin America, 1898-1964, reexamines the geographically bound and politically charged definitions of Hispanidad and Latinidad by analyzing the work of Filipino and Latin American writers, cultural critics, and diplomats.

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Spring and summer 2019 (Humboldt postdoctoral research fellow in Bielefeld U, Germany)


Fall 2019
SPAN 221 - 05
Introduction to Hispanic Lits.

SPAN 285 - 01
Asian Latino Encounters