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Dr. Isabel Arredondo


Professor of Modern Languages & Cultures

As an advisor and a teacher, Dr. Arredondo enthusiastically works to make SUNY Plattsburgh a place where students can find an environment in which they feel comfortable. Her field of interest is minority discourse, especially gender and ethnicity. She did her dissertation on the representation of the Maya in the 1940’s Guatemalan literature, which was published as a book, titled De brujos y naguales: La Guatemala imaginaria de Miguel Angel Asturias.

Dr. Isabel Arredondo is a professor of Latin American literature and culture. She teaches courses on Latin American culture and film, and Spanish language. Dr. Arredondo has actively participated at the Latin American Studies Association, where she organized the program on Arts and the Media in 1998, chaired panels in 1995, 1997 and 2000, and presented papers from 1995–2000.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley, 1992 Dissertation: “Encounters between Latin America and Europe: Hombres de maíz by Miguel Angel Asturias.”
    • M.A. Film Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, 2009 Thesis: “‘I Am a Mother First’: Mexican Women Filmmakers of the 1980s and 1990s and the Representation of Motherhood.”
    • M.A. Spanish Linguistics and Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1984
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