Mina Garcia-Soormally

Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures
Global Commons 207
2675 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
mgarciasoormally@elon.edu (336) 278-5810

Professional Expertise

Early Modern Spanish Literature, Transatlantic issues in literature, Representations of witchcraft and sorcery in literature.

Brief Biography

Born in Málaga, Spain, Mina García earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Philology from the Universidad de Málaga.  After completing her undergraduate degree, she continued as a student at the Universidad de Málaga, pursuing doctoral studies in Spanish Philology.  While working on her Spanish dissertation and teaching Spanish language at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, she realized a growing interest in Trans-Atlantic Studies, and began a second Ph.D. program in the Romance Studies Department at Duke. She holds two Ph.D. degrees: one in Spanish Language and Literature, with an emphasis in Early Modern Literature, from Universidad de Málaga, Spain; and a second one from Duke University with concentration on transatlantic studies during the colonial period in Latin-America. Dr. García's research interests include the role of literature in the expansion of the Spanish empire, Early Modern Spanish literature, transatlantic studies and Latin American colonial culture and literature.  Her first book, entitled Magia, Hechicería y Brujería: Entre La Celestina y Cervantes, waspublished by Renacimiento (Seville, Spain) in 2011.

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