Dr. Maria Cerdas Cisneros



Department

Modern and Classical Languages
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Modern and Classical Languages
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

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Education

  • PhD, Spanish, Contemporary Latin American Literature concentration, Applied Linguistics minor, 2016,Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas
  • MA, Spanish Literature, Portuguese minor, 2012, Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas
  • MA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2010, West Virginia University – Morgantown, West Virginia
  • BAEd, English Pedagogy concentration, 2004, University of Costa Rica – San José, Costa Rica

Teaching

  • SPN 102 Elementary Spanish
  • SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPN 205 Spanish Proficiency Skills
  • SPN 290 Intermediate Grammar Review
  • SPN 312 Spanish Composition
  • SPN 324 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
  • SPN 310 Medical Spanish
  • SPN 320 Hispanic Cinema
  • SPN 316 Spanish for the Professions
  • SPN 460 Spanish American Literature

Professional experience

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish, Missouri State University, Fall 2017-present
  • Spanish Instructor, Western Kentucky University, 2016-2017
  • Spanish Instructor, Texas Tech University, 2010-2016
  • Spanish Instructor, West Virginia University 2008-2010
  • La Barraca Spanish Club Advisor Missouri State University, 2018-present

Selected publications

  • “Justicia sexual y ambiental: Ecología queer en Las aventuras de la China Iron.” Revista Úrsula, no. 4, 2020, pp. 32-46.
  • “Redefinición de la Diferencia Sexual en Macho, de Antonio Serrano.” Inusuales: hogar, sexualidad y política en el cine hispano. Edited by Jorge González del Pozo and Inela Selimovic, Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2020, pp. 165-182.
  • César Aira. Interviewed by Maria A. Cerdas Cisneros. “Maybe I was an example of not taking things so seriously, of not doing things so academically”: An Interview with Argentine Writer César Aira.” Latin American Literature Today, 16 Feb. 2020.
  • “Desigualdad social y fragmentación en la urbe argentina en la obra de César Aira,” Dinámicas del espacio Reflexiones desde América Latina, edited by Magdalena Cámpora and María Lucía Puppo, Universidad Católica Argentina, 2019, pp. 419-434.
  • “Deterritorialización, simulacro de realidad y espacios virtuales en algunas obras en César Aira.” Rondas Literarias de Pittsburgh, 2018, pp. 30-50.

Research and professional interests

  • Twenty-first century Latin American literature
  • Hispanic fiction
  • Latin American film
  • Impact of globalization in the Latin America culture
  • Postmodernism
  • Gender studies
  • Geocriticism
  • Ecocriticism

Awards and honors

  • Diversity Scholar, 2020
  • Social Distance vs. Physical Distance: Analyzing Strategies to Maintain Student Engagement, 2020
  • RCOAL Faculty Summer Award, 2018
  • Master Advisor, Missouri State University, 2017-present