ISAAC GALILEO RIVERA-CAMPOS

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ISAAC GALILEO RIVERA-CAMPOS

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Spanish, The University of Iowa. August 2007-Present. Expected date of

completion: Spring 2011.

Master of Arts, Spanish, University of North Texas. 2006.

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, 2003.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Supervisor Intermediate Spanish 011 – Report to Elizabeth Guzmán, GEP Director. Research Assistant to Dr. Maria José Somerlate Barbosa, Spring 2009.

Dean’s Graduate Fellow/Teaching Assistant, The University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa. August 2007-Present.

Spanish Teacher, Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD). Wichita Falls, Texas. August, 2004-May 2007.

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

“The Orientalist Route in Isabel Allende’s Daughter of Fortune.” Alternative

Orientalisms in Latin America and Beyond. Ed. Ignacio López-Calvo.

Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 154-164.

“La ruta orientalista en Hija de la fortuna de Isabel Allende.” Espéculo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) 35. Mar-Jun 2007

<http://www.ucm.es/info/especulo/numero35/rutaorie.html>

Translation, poem: "Cartas." ["Cartas" by Edimilson de Almeida Pereira.] Barbosa, Maria José Somerlate. Recitação da passagem: A obra poética de Edimilson

de Almeida Pereira. Belo Horizonte: Mazza Edições, 2009, p. 112.

Translation, poem: "Desaparecimento de Rosendo Mendizabal e outros."

["Desaparición de Rosendo Mendizábal y otros" by Edimilson de Almeida Pereira.] Barbosa, Maria José Somerlate. Recitação da passagem: A obra

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poética de Edimilson de Almeida Pereira. Belo Horizonte: Mazza Edições,

2009, p. 67-71.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCHOLARLY CONFERENCES

1. March 9-12, 2009. “Los campos de poder en Francomoribundia de Juan Luis Cebrián.” VIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

2. October 16-17, 2008. “La tragedia existencial de Don Álvaro en Don Álvaro o la

fuerza del sino.” 4th Annual Tierra Tinta Conference on Latin American, Spanish, and Luso-Brazilian Literatures. University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.

3. October 12-13, 2006. “La búsqueda de identidad en El sur de Adelaida García Morales.” Tierra Tinta Second Annual Conference on Latin American, Spanish,

and Luso-Brazilian Literatures. University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.

4. April 21-22, 2006. “La ruta orientalista en Hija de la fortuna de Isabel Allende.”

Orientalisms and the Chinese Diaspora in the Americas. University of North

Texas, Denton, Texas.

5. April 7-8, 2006. “El ser y la nada en Nada de Carmen Laforet.” International

Conference, Spain at the crossroad of 1939: Exile and Cultural Identity.

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.

6. March 8-10, 2006. “La sexualidad: de la literatura al cine latinoamericano.” V

Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Lima, Perú.

GRANTS, AWARDS AND HONORS

• August 2007-2011. Dean’s Graduate Fellowship (4 years). The University of Iowa, • March, 2006. Received a $500 Wichita Falls Independent School District

Language Arts Grant to present my article “La sexualidad: de la literatura al cine latinoamericano” at the V Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Lima, Perú.

• Spring 2004-Fall 2005. Received a $2,200 Wichita Falls ISD West Foundation Scholarship to continue my graduate education at the University of North Texas. Denton, TX.

1999. Recipient of a $500 Lion’s Club Scholarship for undergraduate studies at

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1999. Recipient of a $500 Midwestern State University Scholarship for

undergraduate studies,

• Active member of Sigma Delta Pi. 2006.

• Midwestern State University Spanish Club. 1999-2003.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

COURSES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Intermediate Spanish I 035:011:014 – Fall 2009. Intermediate Spanish I 035:011:009 – Spring 2009. Intermediate Spanish I 035:011:010 – Spring 2009. Elementary Spanish Review 035:005:012 – Fall 2008.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST

Substitute Instructor, 20th Century Spanish Literature: Civil War and Post-Civil War Spanish Literature and History S235:26424 – October 1st – November 16, 2008.

COURSES TAUGHT AT WICHITA FALLS ISD

Middle Years Programme Language B (Spanish) Level 4. Middle Years Programme Language B (Spanish) Level 5. Spanish III.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

• Participated in the International Baccalaureate Organization Teacher Training Workshops at Houston, TX. Nov 17-20, 2006.

• Participated in the International Baccalaureate Organization Teacher Training Workshops at Salt Lake City, UT. Nov 10-13, 2005.

• Participated in the International Baccalaureate Organization, Teacher Training Workshops at Breckenridge, CO. June 30- July 3, 2005.

ACADEMIC SERVICE AT WICHITA FALLS ISD

• Steering Committee Subject Leader for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP). Language B (Spanish), 2005-2007.

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• “The Ancient Culture of the Incas.” Wichita Falls Independent School District Staff Development. August 7-11, 2006.

• “Gender Roles in Hispanic Culture.” Wichita Falls Independent School District Staff Development. August 7-11, 2006.

• Served as adviser to Patricia Trejo in her International Baccalaureate Research Paper titled “Cómo la inmigración de mexicanos incultos a los Estados Unidos ayuda a crear el ‘espanglish’ y cómo tienen que acostumbrarse a celebrar los días festivos, de México, en una manera diferente.” 2006.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND OFFICES

• Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TACTA), 2004-2007. • Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA), 2003.

• President of Spanish Club, Midwestern State University, 2003.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

• Volunteer as Radio Host for West Side Baptist Church of Wichita Falls’ weekly radio program “Enciende una luz”. August 2005-2007.

• Cultural presentation about El Salvador at Midwestern State University’s Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit. Oct 17, 2006.

• Volunteered as Spanish Teacher for community programs at West Side Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, TX. 2005.

• Volunteered as translator for Texas Department of Human Services, Vernon, TX. 1999

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

- Spanish: Native - English: Near-native

- Portuguese: Advanced reading/writing/oral proficiency

REFERENCES

Luis Martin-Estudillo Assistant Professor

Department of Spanish and Portuguese 416 Phillips Hall

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The University of Iowa Phone: 319-335-2229

E-mail: luis-martin-estudillo@uiowa.edu Maria José Barbosa

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Associate Professor of Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture, and Language The University of Iowa

Phone: (319) 353-2197/Fax: (319) 335-2990 Email:maria-barbosa@uiowa.edu

Elizabeth Guzmán

General Education Program Director Department of Spanish and Portuguese The University of Iowa

123E Phillips Hall Phone: (319) 335-2173 Fax: (319) 335-2990

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