Maria Laura Bocaz-Leiva

Associate Professor of Spanish

María Laura Bocaz-Leiva earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish language and literature from the University of Iowa in 2010.

Her research and teaching interests include modern Latin American literature and culture, the Boom of Latin American novel, the work of Chilean writer José Donoso, and Genetic Criticism. She has shared her research work with manuscript materials through articles published in peer-reviewed journals together with conference presentations, talks, and lectures, in conferences, and universities in the United States and abroad.

She has recently edited the novel El lugar sin límites by José Donoso for Colección Biblioteca Chilena of Ediciones Universidad Alberto Hurtado

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