Meet the Faculty

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Roxana Blancas Curiel

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Division: International Studies and Languages Division
Office: Pendleton Learning Center (PLC) 198

  • Ph.D., Spanish, University of California, Riverside, 2016
  • B.A., Hispanic Literature and Linguistics, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2010


  • Second Year Spanish, 251
  • Second Year Spanish, 252
  • Advanced Grammar and Composition, 341
  • Spanish Texts, 450

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • ISL Faculty Representative SEED Seminars, Pepperdine University, 2017-2018
  • Graduate Division Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of California, Riverside, 2015-2016
  • Dissertation Year Program Award, University of California, Riverside, 2015
  • Graduate Division Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2012-2013
  • Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of California, Riverside, 2013-2015
  • Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
  • Modern Languages Association
  • American Comparative Literature Association

Academic Interests:

  • 19th-21st century Mexican literature, culture, and media
  • 19th-21st Spanish literature, culture, and media
  • Latin American and Iberian film
  • Visual culture and queer theory

Selected Works:

  • Blancas Curiel, Roxana. "(In) Visible Bodies: Transnational Alliances, Cultural Technologies, and Narrativity in the Iberian Peninsula and Mexico," University of California, 2016, Ph.D. dissertation directed by David K. Herzberger.
  • Blancas Curiel, Roxana. "La literatura en las pantallas," La Razon Cultural, number 2, July 2015, p.45.