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Catalina Marshall

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Part Time Instructor

Department of Spanish and Portuguese


PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2009

MA, University of New Mexico, 2002

BA, University of New Mexico, 2000


Born in the Canary Islands (Spain), raised in Venezuela, and an involved citizen of the United States, Catalina has a particular interest in issues of identity formation and perception as examined through transnational studies, including migration and citizenship, as well as women and ethnic studies. Stemming from the belief that one’s identity is shaped by one’s experience of “home,” her dissertation explored alternative approaches to the construction of home as a literal and figurative space of conflict, of enunciation and denunciation, where modern and traditional forces collide in narratives produced by women in South and North America, in Spanish and English, at the turn of the 19th century. Her current scholarly interests have decidedly shifted in time and space, crisscrossing the Atlantic and revisiting the conquista and colonial periods through the recorded experiences of diverse women from the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands, and the Spanish colonies on both extremities of the American continent.  Besides sharing her research interests in conference presentations across the U. S. and abroad, Catalina brings aspects of them into the classroom whenever possible to help create a community of thinkers in which students and instructor all impart their knowledge, opinions, doubts or concerns about any related topic covered in class as well as in response to each other’s beliefs and interpretations. Learning about how her students learn in the 21st century has become her latest and most compelling professional interest.

Research Interests

  • Latin American Literature and Culture
  • U. S. Latina and Latino studies
  • Transatlantic narratives


Phone: 505-277-5907
Fax: 505-277-3885

Physical Address

Room 301
Ortega Hall
Building # 079 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC 03-2100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070