Elizabeth Garrels is Professor Emerita of Spanish and Latin American Studies. She retired in 2014 after 35 years of teaching at MIT. Prior to MIT she taught at Harvard, Boston University, Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Boston College, UMass Boston, and Amherst College.

Her research interests are 19th to 21st-century Spanish American literature, cultural studies, the intersections among literature, history and the visual arts, women’s history and writing, Latin American studies, film, and theory in the areas of gender, literature and psychoanalysis.

She is the author of numerous publications, among them her books Las grietas de la ternura: Nueva lectura de Teresa de la Parra (1987) and Mariátegui y la Argentina: Un caso de lentes ajenos (1982).

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PhD Harvard University
MA Harvard University
BA University of Michigan Ann Arbor