Dr. Esperanza Roncero

Dr. Esperanza Roncero is Professor of Spanish. She received her B.A. in Spanish from Southern Connecticut State University and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Emory University. Professor Roncero has also studied Veterinary Medicine, and Secondary School Education at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Professor Roncero's doctoral dissertation, The Transformation of the Spanish Language in 20th Century Literary Writing, investigates the impact of traumatic events in literary writing, with special emphasis on Post-Dictatorship Literature in Latin America. Her dissertation reflects her belief that the study of literature and the study of language are intimately related. Professor Roncero conducts Immersion Spanish courses for health personnel and courses in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Health Educational programs in Bolivia. In teaching literature, she is especially interested in the contemporary period and is very dedicated to the establishing of international ties between Latin American institutions and Hartwick College.