Patricia González Gómez-Cásseres came to Smith in 1981 after receiving a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, taught courses in Latin American theater and literature for five years and went back to her home in Colombia in 1986. She came came back to the United States and taught at Mount Holyoke College from 1989 to 1998. In 1998 Prof. González rejoined the Spanish and Portuguese Department at Smith and since then she has been teaching Caribbean literature and culture courses. Her first publication La sartén por el mango, Ediciones Huracán, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1984 became a major work consulted avidly by Latin American Feminist and was used in Latin American Women Studies course in many universities in the United States during the 80's and 90's. In fall 2005 Prof. González traveled to Puebla, México to become the Resident Director of our consortium Program for Mexican Culture and Society in Puebla for three years until spring 2008. Her next publications Confluencias en México. Palabra y Género, BUAP, Fomento Editorial, Puebla, Mexico, 2007 returns to issues related to women in academia in different disciples, History, Antropology, Literature and philosophy in Mexico. Current research centers on Cuban Ritual Theater and Latin American women writers. Recent articles published include “Yoruba Vestiges in Nancy Morejón’s Poetry,” Callaloo, Volume 28, No. 4, 2005, pp. 952-966, “Protagonistas de Elena Garro: Mujeres acuosas, viajeras míticas, tristes rebeldes” in Los colores de la memoria, Percepciones sobre Elena Garro. Puebla, Mexico: Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, 2007, pp. 77-85. and "Luisa Valenzuela y Cola de lagartija: una sublime vuelta a la vida," in Texto, contexto y postexto: Aproximaciones a la obra literaria de Luisa Valenzuela, Pittsburgh University, 2010, pp 231-242.
At Smith she teaches Afro-Caribbean and Latin American course as well as Spanish language courses.
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