Department of World Languages and Cultures

Mina García Soormally

Mina GarcĂ­a-SoormallyAssociate Professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures
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Mina Garcia Soormally examines what historic Spanish texts can teach us about how we define our identity. Her research interests include the role of literature in the expansion of the Spanish empire, Early Modern Spanish literature, transatlantic studies, Latin American colonial culture and literature, the relation between society and superstition in the early modern period, and the spiritual and territorial conquest of the Americas, especially colonial Mexico. Her book, "Magia, Hechiceria y Brujeria: Entre La Celestina y Cervantes," was published in 2011. By request of the Director of the Core Curriculum Program, Dr. Garcia was invited to join a group of interdisciplinary faculty that are now housed in the Global Commons building, thought of as an "incubator for interdisciplinary, global thinking, and integration across the curriculum” as stated in the "Faculty Staff Update Memo 2014.”


Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Literature, Duke University
Ph.D. in Spanish Philology and Early Modern Literature, Universidad de Málaga
M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literature, Duke University
B.A. in English Philology, Universidad de Málaga

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