Rodríguez-Mourelo, Belén

Belén Rodríguez Mourelo
Professor of Spanish
Division Head, HASS
Office Phone
Office Location
Franco, 134
Biography

Dr. Rodríguez Mourelo, Professor of Spanish and Head of the Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Her research focuses on the search for identity. Her doctorate in Modern Languages from Universidad Complutense in Madrid (cum laude), analyzed the search for identity in the works of African American writers during the Harlem Renaissance. Later, as a scholar in the United States, she expanded her investigations to include Afro-Hispanic writing, including a comparison between the poetry of Langston Hughes and the Cuban artist, Nicolás Guillén. Focusing on Cuba consolidated her fascination with, and passion for, Cuban studies, and linked her family’s story (a grandfather who lived and died in Havana) to that of writers in exile.

Dr. Rodríguez Mourelo has published two books of translation, numerous articles in national and international journals, and three book manuscripts, Encounters in Exile. Themes in the Narrative of the Cuban Diaspora (2006), Cuban Writing Between Two Centuries (2018) and the edited anthology Identidad y Postnacionalismo en la Cultura Cubana (2019) with Laura Alonso Gallo.

Publications

Rodríguez Mourelo, B. (Ed. with Alonso Gallo, L.) Cuba. Identidad y Postnacionalismo en la Cultura Cubana. 2019.

___. Cuban Writing Between Two Centuries. 2018.

___. Encounters in Exile. Themes in the Narrative of the Cuban Diaspora. 2006.     
   
___. “El príncipe y la bella cubana: Los amores de don Alfonso de Borbón y Battenberg y doña Edelmira Sampedro y Robato by Roberto G. Fernández (review)." Cuban Studies, vol. 47, 2019, pp. 343-347.

___. “A Postnational Encounter in Exile.” In Reading Cuba: Discurso literario y geografía transcultural. Ed. Sosa Cabanas, Alberto. Valencia: Aduana Vieja (2018): 335-352.

___.  “La narrativa visceral de Zoé Valdés.” Voces del Caribe, Vol. 8, Número 1, Otoño 2016, 368-387.

Education

Ph.D. cum laude Modern Languages Philology. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

Doctora cum laude por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid