Rosario M. de Swanson
Rosario M. de Swanson combines creative writing with scholarly research. Her work centers on Women writers from Latin America, the literature of Equatorial Guinea, and Afro-Latin American Writers.
A native of Mexico, de Swanson holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she also obtained a Master's Degree in Literature from the Hispanic World and Contemporary Literary Theory. She holds a BA in Latin American Literature and History from Smith College. She is the author of “¿Y cuál es mi lugar señor entre tus actos?”: El drama de Rosario Castellanos (2018), a study of the plays of Mexican feminist writer and intellectual Rosario Castellanos. Her essays on Women writers from Latin America, the literature of Equatorial Guinea, and Afro-Latin American Writers have appeared in Hispanic Journal, Hispania, Alba de América, Revista Iberoamericana, and MARGES.
She is the recipient of the Victoria Urbano Prize for her drama Metamorphosis before the Obsidian Mirror given by the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies to the best play in 2011. Her creative work has appeared in various anthologies and journals. de Swanson is a visiting faculty member at Bennington for Fall 2019.