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Laura Garza

Ms. Laura Garza-Robledo  

Dr. Laura Garza
Lecturer
Modern Languages

Biography:


​She got a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Brownsville. When she was getting her Master’s in Spanish at UTB, she had the opportunity to teach basic Spanish classes. After the first class, she knew that it was I wanted to do the rest of her life. She worked as a Research Assistant at the Recovery Project at the University of Houston, but she continued teaching at local universities such as Houston Community College and University of Houston Downtown. She graduated from the University of Houston in 2012 getting a PH D in Hispanic Studies with a concentration in U.S Latino Literature.
Her dissertation is focused on the different feminine border perspectives approximately ranging from 1930 to 1960. The three writers she studied are Jovita Gonzalez from Corpus Christi a Texan folklorist (who is the most studied of the three), Adela Sloss de Vento from Edinburg who is a founder of the League of the United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and Consuelo Aldape de Vega Hidalgo who wrote in different Texas newspapers about the role of women in society. Currently, she is teaching a wide range of Spanish classes. She is planning to teach U.S Latino literature to our students and also following her research about border women writers. 

DEGREES:

Ph.D. Department of Hispanic Studies (UT-Houston)
M.A. in Arts Spanish (UTB)
B.S. Mathematics (UTB)


CLASSES Taught:

SPAN 1311, Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 1312, Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 2313, Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I
SPAN 2315, Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II
SPAN 2321, Hispanic Language and Culture I
SPAN 2322, Hispanic Language and Culture II


OFFICE: MRCS 291
Phone: 956-882-7214
Fax: 956-882-7215
Email: laura.garza@utb.com

laura.garza@utb.com

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