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

Email | Merrick Bldg. 210-06  |  305-284-4858  Ext. 8-7263

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.