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Israel Reyes

Professor Israel ReyesAssociate Professor of Spanish

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
6072 Dartmouth Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3511

Office: 318 Dartmouth Hall

2014 Winter Office Hours: By appointment

Telephone: (603) 646-3246
Fax: (603) 646-3695

Ph.D, University of Iowa (1996)

Primary Interests

  • Latino Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Puerto Rican Literature and Culture
  • Gay and Lesbian/Queer Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Media Studies

Selected Courses Taught at Dartmouth

  • SPAN 77: Hispanic Literature in the USA
  • SPAN 78: Living in the Borderlands: Latino/a Culture and Identity
  • SPAN 79: Latino/a Literature: Between Literary Traditions, Languages and Cultures
  • SPAN 76: The Fabrication of Images: Mass Media in Latin America
  • SPAN 8: Writing and Speaking: A Cultural Approach for Speakers of Spanish
  • LACS 4/AAAS 16: History, Culture and Society: The Many Faces of Latin America
  • COLT 67/WGST 43: From Hand to Mouth: Writing, Eating, and the Construction of Gender
  • Language Study Abroad - Puebla, Mexico

Selected Publications


  • Humor and the Eccentric Text in Puerto Rican Literature. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005.

Selected Essays

  • "Recuerdos «parciales» y el closet de la literatura: Ficción y autobiografía de Judith Ortiz Cofer. La Revista Iberoamericana. Eds. Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez and Frances Aparicio. 71.212 (2005): 847-64.
  • “De-facing Cuba: Translating and Transfiguring Cristina García’s The Agüero Sisters.” Voice-Overs: Translation and Latin American Literature. Eds. Daniel Balderston and Marcy Schwartz. Albany: SUNY (2002) 224-34.
  • “La sabiduría de la mujer en la obra de Nemesio Canales.” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana. 26.54 (2001): 111-28.
  • “Comedy and Humor.” Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Eds. Deena J. González and Susanne Oboler. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2005).

Additional Information

Professor Reyes’s research and publications focus on the intersections of culture and society between Latin America and Latino communities in the U.S. He joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1996 and has been an advocate for Latino and Latina student leadership and academic achievement. With his colleague Professor Beatriz Pastor, Professor Reyes has co-directed two Latino Student Conferences at Dartmouth and has co-edited the Latino Intersections website dedicated to showcasing Dartmouth students’ work in the area of Latino Studies. He is the Chair of the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program and has served as director of the Puebla, Mexico Language Study Abroad Program for several terms. Professor Reyes received the Linda B. and Kendrick R. Wilson III Fellowship in 2004 and the Dean of the Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentoring and Advising in 2006.

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Last Updated: 1/10/14