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Liliana Wendorff , Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor , World Languages Department
  • Department Chair
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Liliana Wendorff earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she specialized in contemporary Spanish-American narrative, and minored in Latin American studies. Her dissertation, “La aventura de escribir: parodia y metaficción en La tía Julia y el escribidor de Mario Vargas Llosa,” was later published as a book.

Dr. Wendorff pursues her academic interests through research, presentations, and publications. Her research has been published in various journals—Pembroke Magazine, Consensus, Nueva Literatura Hispánica, The Film Journal, L'Erudit franco-espagnol, and Romance Notes, among others.

Dr. Wendorff strives to get her students involved with the Hispanic community through service learning. She has developed and managed programs in Peru, Brasil, and Spain and was visiting professor of Spanish at Tomsk State Pedagogical University (Russia). Dr. Wendorff also researches the works of Peruvian writers José de Piérola and Daniel Alarcón.


  • M.A., Ph.D.  - Spanish Language and Spanish-American Literature; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.S.  - Psychology; The University of North Carolina at Pembroke


  • Inez Easley Educator Award 2010 Fayetteville Cumberland Co. Human Relations Commission
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