Foto_Web2Monserrat Bores is a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at Penn State University, and a lecturer of Spanish at Princeton University.  She holds a Diploma in Literature from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, and a BA in Communications from Universidad Cuauhtémoc, Mexico. She earned her MA degree in Spanish from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.  Her area of specialization is Colonial Latin American Literature, and she is currently finishing her PhD dissertation on the literary work of Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora.

Her dissertation focuses on the discourse representations of Creoles, and Creole culture during the XVII century in New Spain.  It explores how, through a complex web of local and global discourses, Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora drew an intricate and contradictory draft of the Creole patria, a sketch that was later developed during the XVIII century, and concluded in the XIX century, giving birth to what is known today as the Mexican patria.

As a language educator, Monserrat Bores is interested in the advantages that interdisciplinarity offers to language acquisition and language teaching.  Concretely, she incorporates Cultural Studies to the process of learning a second language.


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