Meet the Faculty
Lila McDowell Carlsen
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
- Ph.D., Spanish, University of California, Riverside, 2008
- M.A., Spanish, Baylor University, 2005
- B.A., Spanish, Baylor University, 2003, summa cum laude, Honors with distinction
- SPAN 151 Elementary Spanish I
- SPAN 251 Second Year Spanish I
- SPAN 252 Second Year Spanish II
- SPAN 300 Hispanic Studies: Chilean Culture
- SPAN 341 Advanced Grammar and Composition
- SPAN 345 Spanish Phonetics and Conversation
- SPAN 346 Basic Translation
- SPAN 451 Spanish American Literature II
- SPAN 453 Spanish Literature I
- SPAN 461.01 Utopia in Contemporary Latin American Literature
- SPAN 461.83 Literature of Buenos Aires
- SPAN 461 Crime and Justice in the Southern Cone
- SPAN 470 Capstone: Hispanic Studies Beyond Graduation
- Course Release for Research, Seaver College, 2016-2019
- Seaver Research Council Grant 2015-2016
- Sabbatical Leave for Research, Seaver College, Fall 2015
- Community Based Research Grant, Hispanics and Financial Well-Being, with Luisa Blanco (PI), George Carlsen & Dan Morrison, Pepperdine University, 2015
- Seaver Fellow in International Studies and Languages, 2012-2013
- Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2008
- Hispanic Studies Research Scholarship, University of California, Riverside, 2008
- Distinguished Chancellor's Fellowship, University of California Riverside, 2005-2008
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Spanish, University of California, Riverside, 2007
- Baylor President's Fellowship, 2003-2005
- Phi Beta Kappa Award for Research, Baylor University, 2003
- Outstanding Graduate of Baylor University, 2003
- Modern Language Association
- American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
- Latin American Studies Association
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
- Asociaciòn Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica
- Gender Studies
- Latin American Fiction of the 20th & 21st Centuries
- Latin American Literature
- Utopia and Dystopia
- Carlsen, Lila McDowell. "The House of the Japanese Spirits: Orientalism and Magical Realism in Isabel Allende's El amante japonès." Transmodernity (Spring 2018). https://escholarship.org.uc.item.36x200qv
- Blanco, Luisa, Lila Carlsen, Dan Morrison, George Carlsen, Ashley Chaparro, and Eric Molina. "Precious Paradise: The Financial Well-being of Hispanic Immigrant Day Laborers in Malibu." Latinos in the 21st Century: Their Voices and Lived Experiences. Eds. Inigo Álvarez & Ada Vargas. NY: Nova Publishers, 2018.
- Carlsen, Lila McDowell. "Inhospitable Text: Critical Dystopia in Los vigilantes by Diamela Eltit" Letras Femeninas 50.2 (Winter 2014).
- Carlsen, Lila McDowell. "Absurdity and Utopia in Roberto Bolaño's Estrella distante and 'Sensini.'" Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 30.1 (Fall 2014): 138-151.
- Carlsen, Lila McDowell. "Utopia, Archive, and Anarchy in Los siete hijos de Simenon by Ramòn Díaz Eterovic." Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature 35.2 (Summer 2011).
- Carlsen, Lila McDowell. "'Te conozco de cuando eras árbol': Gender, Utopianism, and the Border in Cristina Rivera Garza's La cresta de Iliòn." Symposium: Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 64.4 (Winter 2010): 229-242.
- McDowell, Lila Cole. The Utopian Impulse in Chilean and Mexican Novels, 1990-2005, University of California, Riverside, 2008, Ph.D. dissertation directed by Raymond Leslie Williams.