Rita Palacios

Name Rita M. Palacios
School School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) – Accounting, Audit and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) – International Business Management
  • Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering – Electronic Systems Engineering
Academic and Professional Designations PhD, Spanish
Title Professor
Courses Taught
  • SPAN71010: Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture
  • SPAN72010: Spanish Language and Culture II
  • SPAN73010: Spanish Language and Culture III
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

Select publications:


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • Palacios, Rita and Paul Worley. "(Re)Technologizing the Word: Recording, Knowledge, and the Decolonial Aesthetics of Maya Ts'íib." Indigenous Interfaces: Spaces, Technology, and Social Networks in Mexico and Central America, edited by Jennifer and Gloria Chacón. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2019.
  • Palacios, Rita M. "Scars That Run Deep: Performing Violence in the Work of Regina José Galindo and Rosa Chávez."Human and Environmental Justice in Guatemala", edited by Stephen Henighan and Candace Johnson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.
  • Palacios, Rita M. "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.
  • Palacios, Rita M. "Actos peatonales, actos de consumo: La queerificación del espacio en La estrategia de Chochueca de Rita Indiana Hernández". Hispania. 97.4(2014): 366-77.
Additional Information
Rita is a passionate teacher who enjoys challenging her students to think beyond language. She loves to laugh with her students and sees learning opportunities everywhere.

You can find out more about her work at: www.ritampalacios.com