The School of Arts and Sciences
Foreign Languages (UG)
Full Name: Marcia Perez-Rivera
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., University of Havana; M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami.
Dr. Pérez-Rivera has more than 20 years’ experience teaching Spanish language and
literature to native and non-native speakers of the language. In addition to her experience
she has taught classical Latin courses in high school, and specialized courses on
occupational therapy at Barry University. She also worked as a reporter for The Catholic
Voice newspaper. Her experience in higher education includes the University of Miami,
Barry University, and Miami-Dade Community College. She also served in both college-prep
schools and religious institutions such as Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, and St. John
Vianney College Seminary. Additionally she has served as assistant-director of the
Study Abroad Program in Salamanca, Spain, for many years, and was supervisor of writers
of radio and TV programs for the Institute of Radio and Television in Cuba. Dr. Pérez-Rivera
is an active member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
and Círculo de Cultura Panamericano among other prestigious professional organizations.
She worked as referee editor of the Hispanic Research Journal in the area of Latin-American
studies for the University of London. She has frequently presented her research at
academic conferences nationally and internationally. Her area of concentration is
Twentieth Century Latin-American and Peninsular literature, especially Twentieth Century
Cuban authors, but she also has extensive experience researching Medieval, Renaissance
and Golden Age Literature of Spain. In the field of Latin-American Literature she
has focused on the themes of inner exile, self-concealment and censorship.