• Hispanic/Latino(a)@Iowa
  • Effects of the Interpreter on Neuropsychological Testing, by Rachel Nichole Casas

    As the population of Hispanics who speak English “less than well” increases in the United States, the amount of neuropsychological tests which require an interpreter has also been increasing. This is an issue because, as pointed out in Rachel Nichole Casas’ 2010 Dissertation “Interpreter-mediated neuropsychological testing of monolingual Spanish speakers: does it have an effect […]

  • Hispanic/Latino(a)@Iowa
  • The Problem of Woman in Late Medieval Hispanic Literature, Review by Ana M. Gómez-Bravo

    This book review, written by Ana M. Gómez-Bravo, examines Robert Archer’s The Problem of Woman in Late Medieval Hispanic Literature. Calling the book “a masterly piece of scholarship and a solid exposition” Ana M. Gómez-Bravo goes on to say:  Here Archer joins recent new approaches to the topic (“the notion of woman”) […] emphasizing the […]

  • Hispanic/Latino(a)@Iowa
  • Latinatas, Identity, and Ideology, by Marilda Janet Oviedo

    In Marilda Janet Oviedo’s 2013 dissertation Growing up Latinita: Latina girls, online ‘zine production, and identity formation, the media products of the non-profit organization Latinitas are examined to understand how they impact their reader’s ideology and how they help create and establish personal identity. Latinitas claims to empower Latina youth through education, including two age […]

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  • Redefining Womanhood through the Male-Authored Comic, by Brittany Nicole Tullis

    In this dissertation, Brittany Nicole Tullis examines the evolution of femininity in male-authored Latin American comics. In particular three authors, Gabriel Vargas’ La Familia Burrón (Mexico, 1948-2009), Quino’s Mafalda (Argentina, 1964-1973), and Love and Rockets (Los Bros. Hernandez, 1981-1996; 2000-present) are closely followed. These examples are used to demonstrate the ability of the comic strip […]