Dr. Colomina-Garrigos is a Professor of Latin American Literature as well as the Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at the College of Charleston. She teaches for both the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Latin American & Caribbean Studies program. A native of Spain, she got her Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Alicante in 1996. Her study abroad experience at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1994-95 pushed her into pursuing graduate studies abroad. She moved to the United States in 1996 where she attended Michigan State University and received her Masters and Ph.D. in Hispanic Cultural and Literary Studies, completing her graduate education in the Spring of 2003. Her dissertation, entitled La autoridad discursiva en la novela latinoamericana del dictador, deals with issues of Discourse and Power in the Spanish American novel of the dictator. Her most recent research interests mainly focus on Issues of Globalization and Cultural Mediatization in 21st century Argentine and Chilean Narrative. Dr. Colomina-Garrigos has published her research on well-known literary journals such as Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos, Monographic Review, Hispanofila, and Bulletin of Spanish Studies.
Having joined the Department of Hispanic Studies at the College of Charleston in August of 2003, Dr. Colomina-Garrigos has taught a wide variety of courses in Contemporary Spanish American Literature (including “Spanish American Narrative of the 21st century: The Role of Mass Media in the Global Consumerist Era,” “Postmodernity and Globalization in Contemporary Spanish American Narrative” in the Fall of 2011 and “Spanish American Narrative of the 21st century: the Role of Mass Media in a Globalized Consumerist Era”), Hispanic Literature, Civilization & Culture of Latin America and Spain, Spanish Conversation and Composition, and all levels of Spanish Language. She has also taught at the graduate level (“Tyranny in Spanish American Film & Literature”) for the Master’s Program of Education as well as for the Comparative Literature Program [“Contemporary Latin American Literature in (English) Translation”].
Dr. Colomina has also directed several Study Abroad Programs, including the Trujillo, Spain, and the Santiago de Chile, Programs.