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Marta M. Caminero-Santangelo

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - English Professor
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Wescoe Hall
Room 3001


is a Professor in the English Department and Coordinator of the Latina/o Studies minor. She was born to Cuban immigrant parents in Canada, grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, went to college in Connecticut and graduate school in California, and taught in Chicago before coming to Lawrence. She has also traveled to England, Scotland, France, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Italy, Spain, and the Czech Republic. Marta’s academic research involves the question of how literature interacts with the “real world.” She has published a book on literature, women, and insanity, and another on literature and Latino/a identity, and is currently working on a third about literature and undocumented immigration. In her free time, Marta hangs out with her kids, dog, and /or running group. Sometimes they even run. Some of the things Marta would like to say she does in her free time—but hasn’t actually had time to do yet—include amateur photography and learning to play the guitar.


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