Rodríguez-Mourelo, Belén

Professor of Spanish
Division Head, HASS
Office Phone: 610-396-6171
Office Location: Franco, 134

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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 two book manuscripts,, Encounters in Exile. Themes in the Narrative of the Cuban Diaspora (2006) and Cuban Writing Between Two Centuries (forthcoming in fall 2018).