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Valeria Luiselli

Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures


Degrees

PHD, 2015, Columbia University; MPHIL, 2014, Columbia University; MA, 2012, Columbia University; BA, 2008, Univ Nacinl Autonoma de Mexico


Bio

Valeria Luiselli published a book of personal essays titled Papeles falsos (Sidewalks) in 2010, and her work has been published in magazines and newspapers such as Letras Libres and The New York Times. Her first novel, Los ingrávidos (Faces in the Crowd) was originally published by Sexto Piso in April 2011 and in the UK by Granta in May 2012. In 2014 she was named one of the “5 Under 35” by the National Book Foundation (U.S.). Her most recent novel, La historia de mis dientes (The Story of My Teeth) was one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015 and won the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Asymptote, McSweeney, and Granta. She recently completed a PhD in comparative literature at Columbia University. Luiselli’s most recent book is Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions (2017), which is structured around 40 questions she asked of undocumented Latin American children facing deportation.

photo by Diego Berruecos

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
SPAN 002 ELEMENTARY SPANISH 2 Undergraduate
SPAN 003 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH 1 Undergraduate
SPAN 005 ADVANCED READING IN SPANISH Undergraduate
SPAN 108 INDIVDL AURAL-ORAL DEVLMNT Undergraduate
SPAN 125 (LT) HISPANIC PRES IN USA Undergraduate
SPAN 150 INTERNSHIP IN SPANISH Undergraduate
SPLT 050E (LT)BLACK&BROWN INCARCERATION Undergraduate
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