Visiting Assistant Professors

‌Monica Duran, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor

Email | Merrick Bldg. 210-31  |  305-284-4858 Ext. 8-7268

Ernesto Fundora, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor

Email | Merrick Bldg. 210-07  |  305-284-4858 Ext 7254

Holly Runde, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor

Holly Runde holds a PhD and MA in French from the University of Virginia, and an AB in French and Francophone studies and Philosophy from Vassar College. Her research interests include the reproductive and sexual body in literature and film, 20th and 21st century women’s literature and cinema, and the politics of reproduction and sexuality in contemporary Europe.

Email | Merrick Bldg. 210-17  |  305-284-3239

Marelys Valencia, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor

Email | Merrick Bldg. 210-13  |  305-284-3237

Marelys Valencia holds a PhD in Romance Studies from the University of Miami. She obtained her MA in Spanish from the University of Oregon, and her BA in Journalism from the University of Havana. Marelys has worked as a journalist for important media in Latin America and the United States, such as Radio Cooperativa, Chile; the newspaper La Prensa, Bolivia; the Cuban weekly Granma International, and Yahoo News in Spanish. Her articles in the field of Cuban studies have appeared in academic spaces of the United States and Europe, such as Latin American Theatre Review, Cuadernos AISPI, and Letras Femeninas. She is the 2008 James Madison Foundation Cuban Fellow. Research interests include Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures (20th and 2st centuries), politics of identity in performance art and Latinx television, transnationalism and contemporary cosmopolitanisms.