Dr. Carmen Cañete Quesada

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.

My research interests include aspects of race, exile and (post)coloniality in the Hispanic Caribbean and Spain since the Spanish-American War (1895-98). As a specialist in Caribbean studies, I received a 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar Award to teach and conduct research in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. My current research study, “Salaria Kea and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): Memoirs of A Negro Nurse in Republican Spain,” has been sponsored by the Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program.

I enjoy teaching Spanish language courses and Peninsular / Latin American literature for Spanish minors/majors. My favorite courses include a seminar on the Spanish Civil War, taught as part of the Study Abroad Program in Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and an interdisciplinary course on Marginal Voices and the Testimonial.

I love family trips and spending time with my twin sons, Pablo and Daniel, and baby Patricia. Other activities that I enjoy include yoga, watching international films, cooking Spanish food, and keeping up with old friends.


 Dr. Cañete Quesada is 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. 


Some of her most recent awards include the 2013 and 2019 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).


Information about my first book can be found in the link below. 

Publication: El exilio español ante los programas de la identidad cultural en el Caribe insular (1934-1956)

Contact: 561-354-9307; HC 105