Arlene Guerrero-Watanabe, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Spanish

508-767-7092 Founders Hall - Room 207

Degrees Earned

B.A., Amherst College; English and Spanish, 1993
M.A., Brown University; Hispanic Studies, 1996
Ph.D., Brown University; Hispanic Studies, 1999
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “The Fiction of Exile: Representations of National Displacement in Cuban Literature”

Publications & Editorships

“Melancolía narrativa: Estrategias y estructuras textuales en El Licenciado Vidriera,” Cuaderno Internacional de Estrudios Hispánicos y Linguística , 2, Fall 2003.

“Memory and Desire in Exile: The Narrative Strategies of Raining Backwards,” CARIBE, Volume 7, Number 1, Summer 2004.


“Political and Erotic Bodies: Cuban Poetic Foundations in the Writing of José Maria Heredia.” Approaching the New Millennium: First Annual Conference on Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, George Mason University, 1998 

“A Touch of Class: Pleasure and Pain in Cirilo Villaverde’s Cecilia Valdés.” New Readings of Hispanic Literatures: Third Annual Graduate Student Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1998 

“Desiring Fiction: Cultural (Dis)locations in the Cuban American Novel.” Hispanics: Cultural Locations, an Interdisciplinary Conference, University of San Francisco, CA, 1997

Grants and Awards

Faculty Development Grant Recipient, 2007. Mesoamerica