20th/21st Century Spanish and Latin American Poetry;
Gender Studies; Turn-of-the-Centuries Literature, Society, and Digital/Media.
On sabbatical 2014-2015
Tina Escaja is Professor of Spanish at the University of Vermont. She joined the department in 1993, after earning her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published extensively on gender and contemporary literature from Latin America and Spain. Her research includes investigations of women, technology and representation at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century and the connections with the current turn-of-the-millennium. As a writer and scholar, Prof. Escaja has authored/edited over ten volumes of works that include essays, poetry, theater and fiction. Her academic and literary awards include the International Poetry Prize Dulce María Loynaz for her book of poems “Caída Libre” (2004), and the Dean’s Lecture Award at UVM for excellence in teaching and research (2009). She is also the author of experimental and multimedia works, including hypertext, and has collaborated and exhibited with artists from a variety of media. Some of her interactive works can be experienced at http://www.tinaescaja.com