Name Rita M. Palacios
School School of Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – International Business Management 

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, Audit and Information Technology 

  • Bachelor of Engineering – Electronic Systems Engineering 

  • Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice 

  • Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science 

  • Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development

Academic and Professional Designations PhD, Spanish
Title Professor
Courses Taught SPAN71010: Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Contemporary Maya Literature and Culture 

  • Latin American Studies 

  • Gender and Cultural Studies

Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish, Concordia University 

  • Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature, California State University, Long Beach

Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

Recent publications 

  •  “Scars That Run Deep: Performing Violence in the Work of Regina José Galindo and Rosa Chávez.” (Forthcoming) 

  •  “Weaving Gender In and Out in the Work of Humberto Ak’abal.” ‘The Five Cardinal Points of Contemporary Indigenous Literature’ issue, Diálogo 19.1 (Spring 2016): 105-118. 


Recent conferences 

  • A Politics of Creation: Material Culture and the Artisan/Artist in Manuel Tzoc’s Poetry.” International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. LASA, New York, May 2016. 


Latir sin descanso’: Poetic and Performative Acts in the Work of Rosa Chávez.” Conference on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean. ERIP, Virginia, October 2015.
Additional Information I am a passionate teacher who enjoys challenging my students to think beyond language. I love to laugh with my students and see learning opportunities everywhere.

 Rita Palacios