Dr. Carmen Cañete Quesada

Professor of Spanish

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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 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, she received a 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar Award to teach and conduct research in Dominican Republic.  

Her essay “Salaria Kea and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): Memoirs of A Negro Nurse in Republican Spain” (Routledge, 2019) was sponsored by the Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program. She was funded with the American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant to study the historical memory of Spanish Gypsies.  

Dr. Cañete Quesada is the director of the Wilkes Honors College Summer Abroad Program (SAP) in Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she teaches an interdisciplinary course titled IDS 3932: H The Spanish Civil War in Retrospect: Loss, Memory and The Past.  

Click HERE for more information on the SAP in Spain.

Dr. Cañete’s publications:

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

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Book: La nación y su escritura. Colección de voces dominicanas (1965-2017)


Book: Mariano Viñuales. Memoria de la guerra y el exilio republicano en América: Obra selecta. 

Contact: 561-354-9307; HC 105