Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Former Director of Graduate Studies
Culture and Society Building - 97, Room 232K
Dr. Poulson is a recognized scholar on twentieth century Latin American writers. She is the author of Breaking Traditions: The Fiction of Clemente Palma, and Borges y la posmodernidad: un juego con espejos desplazantes. This last book has been translated into Korean. Among the books she has edited is Argentina 1955-1989, and Rethinking the Nature of Poverty: Issues and Implications for Developing Countries. A second edition of this book includes a preface by President Carlos Menem, and was distributed to all heads of state who attended the Summit of the Americas in Miami in 1994. Dr. Poulson has published over forty articles in academic journals and book chapters, and she has given over 100 presentations in conferences and symposiums all over the United States, Latin America and Spain. She is the former Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature and serves as the advisor for Sigma Delta Pi: National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society at FAU. She also serves as the Vice President of Sigma Delta Pi for the Southeast United States. In addition, Dr. Poulson is the Immediate Past Chair of the Florida Humanities Council. The mission of the council is to help preserve Florida's rich cultural heritage, promote civic engagement, and foster connections among humanities scholars, cultural organizations, and community groups.