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Lourdes Rojas-Paiewonsky

Lourdes Rojas-Paiewonsky

Charles A. Dana Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Chair of the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
Romance Languages, 219C Lawrence Hall
p 315-228-7093


BA, University of California at La Jolla, 1970; MA (1974), PhD (1985), SUNY Stony Brook

Teaching Experience

SUNY Old Westbury; Hamilton College


Latin American contemporary novel, women and women writers in Latin America


Feminist literary criticism, Latin American women writers, Caribbean literature, feminism and politics in contemporary Latin America, women writers / Latin America, Spain


  • Mujer, mitificación y novela (1989)
  • Work on Rosario Castellanos in Revista Interamericana and in Lugar de Encuentro
  • "Women and Sexuality in Latin America" in Trends in History
  • "At the Crossroads: Latina's Affirmation of Life" in Breaking Boundaries
  • Articles in An Anthology of Latin American Literature of Exile, La obra de Carlos Fuentes, Theorizing About Essays (1993)
  • Articles on Black Colombian Poets (2007,2008)
  • Articles on Laura Restrepo (2008)
  • Hilvanando Silencios: A Critical Anthology on the Hispanic Caribbean Feminist Essay (2008, Verbum, Madrid, Spain)
  • Articles on Ana Maria Britton (2009), Mayra Montero, Manuel Zapata Olivella

Professional Experience

Translator, New York College of Pediatric Medicine


Ford Foundation grant for research and course development; Picker Fellowship; Research Fellow in Latin American Studies at Cornell University