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Claire Emilie Martin (Founder and Editor)

Earned her B.A. and M.A. in Spanish at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her Ph.D. at Yale University. She is Professor of Spanish, co-Advisor and Co-Director of the Spanish Program at California State University, Long Beach where she teaches nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin American literature. In 2005, she received the Outstanding Professor Award. In 1995, she published Alejo Carpentier y los crónicas de Indias. She co-authored with María Cristina Guiñazú, Las mujeres toman la palabra: escritura femenina del siglo XIX (2001). In 2010, she edited Cien años después: La literatura de mujeres en América Latina: El legado de Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera y Clorinda Matto de Turner. In 2011, she co-edited with Nelly Goswitz a critical edition of Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera’s Los amores de Hortensia. Historia Contemporánea, and in 2012, the anthology Retomando la palabra: las pioneras del diecinueve en diálogo con la crítica contemporánea, Iberoamericana. She also is co-editor of the “Argentina” section of the Handbook of Latin American Studies for the Library of Congress.

María Nelly Goswitz (Founder and Editor)


Holds a Ph.D. of Philosophy in Philology, Linguistic and Literary Studies Theory & Applications. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED): Spain (2018), A Master of Arts, Spanish American and Peninsular Literature, California State University Long Beach (2009) and a Bachelor of Arts, Education, Women’s University of the Sacred Heart: Peru (2002). She has published articles on Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera and on nineteenth-century Peruvian writers. She has co-edited with Claire Martin a critical edition of a novel by Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera published by Stockcero (2011) Los amores de Hortensia. Historia contemporánea (2011), and in 2012 the anthology Retomando la palabra: las pioneras del diecinueve en diálogo con la crítica contemporánea, (Iberoamericana), among other articles and digital books. She is a Lecturer in Spanish at California State University, Long Beach. She is the Co-founder and Co-director of Eladd (Escritoras Latinoamericanas del Diecinueve), proyecto virtual que se estrenó en marzo de 2012( Her doctoral thesis about Peruvian Women Essayists from the Nineteenth Century is entitled: Escritoras y ensayistas: hacia el rescate y la dignificación de la ensayística femenina en la prensa decimonónica peruana . 2018. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (España). Escuela Internacional de Doctorado. Programa de Doctorado en Filología: estudios lingüísticos y literarios (

Eileen K. Bosch (Honorary Member)


Is a docent in the University Library at Bowling Green State University. She earned a MLIS degree from Kent State University and a Master’s degree in Education from Bowling Green State University. She was born in Peru, grew up in Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil, and has been educated in the U.S. Her diverse upbringing and global perspectives has influenced her publications and presentations on topics related to library services, diversity and mentoring, international students, social media, and outreach services to minorities. Most recently, she has co-authored a book chapter about bilingual library instruction for international students. She is a recipient of a 2004 IMLS “New Librarians, New Leaders” Scholarship, a 2005 American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholar, a 2010 ALA Emerging Leader, and an ALA Council-at-Large Member.



Dra. Carolina Alzate Cadavid – Universidad de los Andes
Dra. Fanny Arango-Keeth- Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Dra. Mónica Cárdenas – Université de la Réunion
Dra. Isabel Corpas de Posada -Investigadora del Instituto Caro y Cuervo
Dra. María Elva Echenique -University of Portland
Dra. Cristina Guiñazú – Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Dra. Heather Hennes -Saint Joseph’s University
Dra. Vanesa Carbonetti Landrus -Eastern Illinois University
Laura Liendo, Universidad Mayor Nacional de San Marcos, Lima, Perú
Dra. Adriana Méndez Rodenas – University of Iowa
Dra. Vanesa Miseres – University of Notre Dame
Dra. Iliana Portaro – Southern Utah University
Dra. Carol Arcos Herrera – UC San Diego

CSULB Students who worked on bibliographical research:


Lizette Álvarez
Priscilla Flores
Emily Frankel
Michael Smale
Joyhanna Yoo Garza
Julie P. Cera Gómez

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