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ROSA TAPIA, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in 20th Century Spanish Literature. Penn State University. 2004.
  • M.A. in Spanish Literature. University of Delaware. 1997.
  • Licenciatura en Filología Inglesa (B.A & M.A. in English Philology). Universidad de Granada, Spain. 1995.
  • Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica (Teaching Certification). Universidad de Granada, Spain. 1994.

POSITIONS HELD

  • 2014-Present. Assistant Director for Faculty Advising, Enhanced Academic Support Initiatives. Lawrence University.
  • 2011-Present. Chair of Spanish. Lawrence University.
  • 2010-Present. Faculty Mentor for Posse Scholars. Lawrence University.
  • 2008-Present. Associate Professor of Spanish. Lawrence University.
  • 2002–2008.  Assistant Professor of Spanish. Lawrence University.
  • 1997–2002.  Graduate Teaching Assistant of Spanish. Penn State University.
  • 1995–1997.  Graduate Teaching Assistant of Spanish. University of Delaware.
  • 1994–1995.   Lecturer of Spanish. University of Delaware.

AWARDS

  • University Award for Excellence in Advising. Lawrence University, 2014.
  • Young Teacher Award. Lawrence University, 2005.
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Students. Penn State University, 2001. (Five awarded university-wide.)
  • Graduate Award for Academic and Teaching Excellence. Department of Foreign Languages. University of Delaware. 1997.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Studies on Contemporary Latin American Cinema. [Estudios de cine latinoamericano actual.]”. Ad hoc editor. Revista Internacional d’Humanitats (RIH), 29 (Sep-Dec 2013). Online.
  • “Body, Gaze and Gender in Claudia Llosa’s Film The Milk of Sorrow. [Cuerpo, mirada y género en le película La teta asustada de Claudia Llosa.]” Revista Internacional d’Humanitats (RIH), 29 (Sep-Dec 2013). 53-62. Online.
  • “Body, Transition and Nation in Eduardo Mendicutti’s Anyone Can Have a Bad Night.” IN Una ética de la libertad: La narrativa de Eduardo Mendicutti. (Ed.) José Jurado Morales. Visor Libros, Biblioteca Filológica Hispana, Madrid 2012. Book chapter. Print.
  • “Dictadores y travestis: Transexualidad e identidad nacional en la narrativa de Eduardo Mendicutti y Pedro Lemebel.” (Dictators and Transvestites: Transexuality and National Identity in the Narrative of Eduardo Mendicutti and Pedro Lemebel.” NRP: Nueva Revista del Pacífico. 2009. Journal article. Print.
  • Escritores catalanes en la frontera. La narración novelística en castellano de la identidad catalana contemporánea. (Catalan Writers on the Border. Narrating the Contemporary Catalan Identity.) Valparaíso: Universidad de Playa Ancha Press, 2007. Book, non fiction.
  • “Mía o de naiden: La reescritura de la violencia en ‘Pasión de historia’ de Ana Lydia Vega.” (“Mine or Nobody Else’s: Rewriting Violence in Ana Lydia Vega’s ‘Pasión de historia.’”) Hispanic Review 75.1 (Winter 2007): 47-60. Journal article. Print.

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • “Globalization in Latin American Cinema: Old Borders, New Spaces.” Lunch at Lawrence Lecture Series. November 8, 2013.
  • “Body, Gaze and Gender in the Peruvian-Spanish Film The Milk of Sorrow.”MACHL 2012, Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.October 13, 2012.
  • Americans in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): The International Brigades and the Wisconsin Connection.” Winchester Academy. Waupaca, WI. September 12, 2011.
  • “Immigrant Women in Contemporary Spanish Film.” 2009 Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Kansas.
  • “Mujer y nación: Multiculturalismo y feminismo en la narrativa caribeña y peninsular de entre siglos.” XVII Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Sevilla, October 2007.
  • Modelos de mujer en la España de Almodóvar: De ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984) a Volver (2006). 2007 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature. Madison, October 2007.
  • “Foreign Language Learning Meets the 21st Century.” 2007 Alumni College. Lawrence University.
  • “Mujeres de bandera: Transiciones y disidencias ‘sexo-políticas’ en la narrativa de Eduardo Mendicutti, Almudena Grandes y Lucía Etxebarria.” 60th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, April 2007.
  • “Jorge Luis Borges’ Collected Fictions.” Freshman Studies Lecture. 2006-2011. Lawrence University.
  • “Dictadores y travestis: Transexualidad, memoria e identidad nacional en Una mala noche la tiene cualquiera de Eduardo Mendicutti (España, 1982) y Tengo miedo torero de Pedro Lemebel (Chile, 2001).”. MMLA Conference. Milwaukee. November 2005.
  • “Hispanic Identities”. Panel presentation. October 2005. Ripon College.
  • “La construcción narrativa de la identidad individual y cultural en El amante bilingüe (1990) de Juan Marsé.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, April 2005.
  • “Orientalism in Hispanic Studies.” Edward Said’s Intellectual LegacyMain Hall Forum Series. Lawrence University, May 2004. (Organization and panel presentation.)
  • “Manuel Vázquez Montalbán y la conciencia crítica de la oligarquía catalana en El hombre de mi vida.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, April 2004.
  • “Internet-based Communicative Tasks in the Foreign Language Classroom.” WAFLT: Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers Conference. Appleton. November 2003.
  • “Women, Nation and Narration in the Contemporary Spanish Novel”. Mortar Board’s Lecture Series. Lawrence University. May 2003.
  • “Mujeres al borde: Lengua, identidad y esquizofrenia cultural en La intimidad de Nuria Amat.” Cincinnati Annual Conference of Romance Languages. University of Cincinnati. May 2003.
  • “Eduardo Mendoza y la contrasaga de la burguesía barcelonesa.” The Carolina Conference of Romance Languages. University of North Carolina. March 2003.
  • “¿Postmodernidad o neomodernidad? La ambigüedad ética de la escritura en Beatus Ille de Antonio Muñoz Molina.” The Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures. University of Kansas, October 2001.
  • Malena es un nombre de tango: un análisis de la triple dimensión genealógica de la narradora y del uso del lenguaje como elemento subversivo.” Fifth Annual Graduate Romanic Association Colloquium. University of Pennsylvania, March 1999.
  • “La construcción del yo lírico en Garcilaso y Quevedo: Los sonetos amorosos y el ciclo “A Lisi sola”. Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Graduate Symposium. Penn State University, November 1998.

GRANTS

  • ACM Grant, Introducing Change: Introductory Courses and the Nature of Faculty Work. Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. Project: “Introducing Change in Intermediate Spanish Courses at Lawrence.” 2013-2014.
  • Presidential Grant to support Lawrence University’s Latin American and Spanish Film Festival. 2012.
  • Lawrence University Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Body, Gaze and Gender in the Peruvian-Spanish Film The Milk of Sorrow.”MACHL 2012, Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 12-14 October 2012.
  • Lawrence University Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Immigrant Women in Contemporary Spanish Film.” MACHL 2009, Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Kansas. October 2009.
  • Lawrence University Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Mujer y nación: Multiculturalismo y feminismo en la narrativa caribeña y peninsular de entre siglos.” XVII Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Sevilla, October 2007.
  • Lawrence University Professional Development Travel Allowance to present Modelos de mujer en la España de Almodóvar: De ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984) a Volver (2006). 2007 MACHL. Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature. Madison, October 2007.
  • Lawrence University Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Mujeres de bandera: Transiciones y disidencias ‘sexo-políticas’ en la narrativa de Eduardo Mendicutti, Almudena Grandes y Lucía Etxebarria.” 60th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, April 2007.
  • Lawrence University Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Dictadores y travestis: Transexualidad, memoria e identidad nacional en Una mala noche la tiene cualquiera de Eduardo Mendicutti (España, 1982) y Tengo miedo torero de Pedro Lemebel (Chile, 2001).” MMLA Conference. Milwaukee. November 2005.
  • Lawrence University Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “La construcción narrativa de la identidad individual y cultural en El amante bilingüe (1990) de Juan Marsé.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, April 2005.
  • Lawrence University Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Manuel Vázquez Montalbán y la conciencia crítica de la oligarquía catalana en El hombre de mi vida.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, April 2004.
  • Lawrence University Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Mujeres al borde: Lengua, identidad y esquizofrenia cultural en La intimidad de Nuria Amat.” Cincinnati Annual Conference of Romance Languages. University of Cincinnati. May 2003
  • Lawrence University Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Eduardo Mendoza y la contrasaga de la burguesía barcelonesa.” The Carolina Conference of Romance Languages. University of North Carolina. March 2003.
  • Mellon Course Development Grant to support work on Spanish 405 “Spanish Civilization and Culture” for the Speaking-Intensive and Global Diversity General Education Requirements at Lawrence University. Summer 2005.

INSTITUTES AND WORKSHOPS

  • Spanish Language Teacher Immersion. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2009 and 2010.
  • “Spanish and Latin American Film.” Lawrence University Summer Institute for High School Teachers. Lawrence University, 2009
  • “Applications of Technology for the Spanish Classroom.” Lawrence University Summer Institute for High School Teachers. Lawrence University, 2008.
  • “Methodology and Best Practices in the Spanish Classroom.” Lawrence University Summer Institute for High School Teachers. Lawrence University, 2007.
  • “Wines and Cultural Readings from Argentina, Chile and Spain.” Literature lectures and discussions, in collaboration with enologist John Carlson. Björklunden Summer Seminars. Lawrence University, 2010.
  • “Ethics and Writing in Spanish and Latin American Fiction”. Institute of Ethical Leadership. April 2006. Ripon College.
  • “Jorge Luis Borges’ Collected Fictions.” Mielke Summer Institute. June 2006. Lawrence University.
  • “Teaching Plato’s The Republic.” Freshman Studies Faculty Symposium. September 2006. Lawrence University “
  • Teaching Jorge Luis Borges’s Collected Fictions.” Freshman Studies Faculty Symposium September 2005. Lawrence University.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • 2014-Present. Assistant Director for Faculty Advising, Enhanced Academic Support Initiatives. Lawrence University. Lawrence University.
  • 2011-present. Chair, Department of Spanish. Lawrence University.
  • 2013. Advisory Group for Title III Federal Grant Proposal. Lawrence University.
  • 2012. Faculty Representative, Presidential Search Committee. Lawrence University.
  • 2012-present. Director of Lawrence University’s Latin American and Spanish Film Festival.
  • 2011-present. Liaison with the University of Malaga and exchange advisor. Lawrence University.
  • 2011-2012. Chair, Committee on Tenure, Reappointment and Promotion. Lawrence University.
  • 2010-2011. Committee on Tenure, Reappointment and Promotion. Lawrence University.
  • 2010-present. Faculty Mentor for Posse Scholars. Lawrence University.
  • 2008-2010. Chair, President’s Committee on Multicultural Affairs. Lawrence University.
  • 2007-2008. Technology Advisory Committee and Search Committee for Chief Information Officer. Lawrence University
  • 2006-2007. Main Hall Forum Coordinator. Lawrence University.
  • 2006-2007. Committee on Public Occasions. Lawrence University.
  • 2006 – 2008. Campus Center Planning Committee and Search Committee for Campus Center Director. Lawrence University.
  • 2005-2006. Committee on Instruction. Lawrence University.
  • 2005-2006. Faculty Subcommittee on Administration. Lawrence University.
  • 2005-2006. Committee for Off-Campus Study Selection. Lawrence University.
  • 2006. Presenter at Freshman Studies Symposium. Lawrence University.
  • 2005-2011. Freshman Studies Lecture Series (J.L. Borges’ Collected Fictions). Lawrence University.
  • 2005-present. Coordination of Beginner-Intermediate Spanish courses. Lawrence University.
  • 2004-2008. Creation and organization of Spanish Panel at Richard A. Harrison Symposium. Lawrence University.
  • 2004-2005. Freshman Studies Work Selection Committee. Lawrence University.
  • 2004-2005. Lawrence University Community Council. Lawrence University.
  • 2002-2011. Spanish Liaison with the Center for Teaching and Learning. Lawrence University.
  • 2002-present. Spanish Language Immersion Weekend. Björklunden Campus, Lawrence University.
  • 2002–2004. Committee for Spanish Curricular Revision. Lawrence University.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • 2013. U.S. Student Fulbright National Screening Committee.
  • 2013. External Reviewer for the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at the College of Idaho.
  • 2012-present. Editor, Revista Internacional d’Humanitats. U. de Sao Paulo – U. Autonoma de Barcelona – U. de Porto.
  • 2012-present. Question Leader. College Board AP Spanish Language Exam.
  • 2010-2012. Table and Resolution Room Leader. College Board AP Spanish Language Exam.
  • 2007-2010. Reader. College Board AP Spanish Language Exam.
  • 2010-2011. Reviewer. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. University of Ottawa, Canada.
  • 2007. Panel moderator. 60th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky.
  • 2007. Panel moderator. XVII Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Sevilla.

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

  • 20th and 21st century Spanish literature.
  • Spanish and Latin American film studies.
  • Gender studies.
  • Foreign language pedagogy and assessment.
  • Technology applications in teaching and research.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Modern Language Association.
  • Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
  • Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society.
  • Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society.