Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Hispanic Literature, Vanderbilt University
M. A., Hispanic Literature, University of Florida
B. A., Spanish / English Philology (double major), University of Córdoba, Spain.
Dr. Cañete Quesada's research interests embrace issues related to exile, race, and (post)coloniality in the Hispanic Caribbean and Spain since the Spanish-American War (1895-1898). She is the author of El exilio español ante los programas de identidad cultural en el Caribe insular (1934-1954)
(Madrid/Frankfurt: Vervuert/Iberoamericana, 2011), based on the experiences of three Spanish writers Juan Ramón Jiménez, María Zambrano, and Eugenio F. Granell who took up exile in the Hispanic Caribbean after the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
During the 2013/2014 academic year, Dr. Cañete Quesada received a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award to teach and conduct research in the Dominican Republic. She is currently preparing an annotated anthology that gathers the most illustrative literary works of Dominican and Dominican-American writers of the past fifty years.
Dr. Cañete Quesada is also the director of the Wilkes Honors College Summer Abroad Program in Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), where she teaches an interdisciplinary course entitled, IDS 3932: Honors The Spanish Civil War in Retrospect: Loss, Memory and The Past. http://www.fau.edu/honors/academics/study-abroad-program.php
Some of her most recent awards include the 2013 Exceptional Faculty Award, Northern Campus Achievement Awards at FAU; the 2015 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching at FAU; and the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award: University Level, provided by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
El exilio español ante los programas de la identidad cultural en el Caribe insular (1934-1956)
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