Rodríguez-Mourelo, Belén

Associate Professor, Spanish
Division Head, HASS
610-396-6171
Mailing Address: 
134 Franco Building

Dr. Rodríguez-Mourelo, a native of Spain, is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Penn State Berks and serves as Head of the Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Her research interests focus on the experience of being a minority and how this experience is expressed in literature. Her doctoral thesis analyzed African American autobiography, and her scholarly work evolved toward other groups, such as Afro Hispanics, in general, and Cubans in particular -- especially Cuban writers in exile. Dr. Rodríguez-Mourelo has published a book on this topic, Encounters in Exile, Themes in the Narrative of the Cuban Diaspora (2006) as well as two books of translation, and articles in national and international journals.

Education: 
Ph.D. cum laude Modern Languages Philology. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
Doctora cum laude por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Publications: 
"De Cuba a Castilla, el camino literario y vital de Iglesias Kennedy”, El Autor. Librerías Independientes. https://www.libreriasindependientes.com/el-autor/ver/id/12/titulo/de-cuba-a-castilla-el-camino-literario-y-vital-de-iglesias-kennedy.html. Web June 3, 2016.
“Zoé Valdés y la isla que quiso construir el paraíso”, El Autor. Librerías Independientes. https://www.libreriasindependientes.com/el-autor/ver/id/11/titulo/zoe-valdes-y-la-isla-que-quiso-construir-el-paraiso.html. Web April 25, 2016.
“Jesús Díaz, re-encuentro de la cultura cubana”, El Autor. Librerías Independientes https://www.libreriasindependientes.com/el-autor/ver/id/10/titulo/jesus-diaz-reencuentro-de-la-cultura-cubana.html. Web March 13, 2016.
“La narrativa de Pablo Medina: cubana, americana y posnacional.” Hispanic Journal, Vol 36, # 1, Spring 2015, 77-89.