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Michele Shaul, Ph.D.

Michele Shaul

Professor, World Languages Department

Biography

Dr. Michele Shaul is the director of the Center for Latino Studies and a professor of Spanish at Queens where she was formerly Chair of the World Languages Department for 22 years.

She is co-founder and co-editor of the e-journal Label Me Latina/o and is involved in several arts projects such as ARTE LATINO NOW, an initiative to highlight Latino artists, as well as Painting4Diversity, a project created by Colombian artist Edwin Gil that uses art as a vehicle to address the topic of diversity with school age children.

Dr. Shaul's critical essays are published in El sujeto femenino en escritoras hispánicas, Círculo de cultura panamericano, Selected Essays: International Conference on The Outsider, Ilustres autores guatemaltecos de los siglos XIX y XX, Cien años de magia: ensayos críticos sobre la obra de Miguel Angel Asturias, Negotiating Latinidades, and Understanding Identities within Space. Her translation of the novel The Suitcases was published in 2005 and her poem “Vida cercada” appeared in Minerva (5 (2), septiembre-diciembre 2005).

Most recently, Mellen Press published her book A Survey of the Novels of Ana Castillo: A Contemporary Mexican American Writer (2016). Her short story “Mixed Reviews/Reseñas mixtas” has been selected for inclusion in Nos pasamos de la raya/We Crossed the Line Vol. 2.

Dr. Shaul also directs the Latino Studies Project which is a student/faculty research project that seeks to document the story of Latino immigration to the Charlotte region. Research interests include the use of myth and folklore in Latin American literature, Latin American detective fiction, the expression of exile in literature as well as Latino writers in the United States.

Dr. Shaul is the recipient of the 2016 Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award.

Education

Ph.D., Spanish American Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., B.A., Spanish, University of Florida

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