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María del Mar Gámez García

Title: Spanish Graduate Assistant and PhD student
Email: gamezgmr@mail.uc.edu

María del Mar Gámez García was born in Ibiza, Spain. She speaks Spanish, Catalan, English and some French. She has been both a Spanish and an English teacher, and has worked as a journalist for some Spanish national media and international media, such as Dow Jones Newswires, Agencia EFE, ABC and Telecinco. She holds a MA in Spanish from the University of Cincinnati, a BA in English Philology from the University of Barcelona and a BA in Journalism from University Carlos III de Madrid. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Cincinnati. 

Education

  • BA in Journalism, University Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), 2007.
  • BA in English Philology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain), 2005.
  • Posgraduate Course on Education. Spanish Teaching License (C.A.P.), University Camilo José Cela, 2008.
  • PhD in Spanish (in progress), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati.
  • MA in Spanish, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati (USA), 2015 (Spanish and Latin American Literature.).

Research Information

Research Interests

Her research interests include Spanish theater, Spanish Golden Age literature, English literature and comparative literature (English and Spanish). Other areas of interest are: cinema and film adaptations of literary works, second language acquisition, bilingualism, language instructional methods and pedagogy, journalism and politics.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Mar Gámez (2015). (In Press). "La lexicalización y uso del término ‘Fuenteovejuna’ en la prensa escrita de España y Latinoamérica (1977-2014)". Tonos Digital, 28. [Link]
  • Mar Gámez (2014). (In Press). "El rastro de Oscar Wilde en la obra de Jorge Luis Borges y Julio Cortázar: el doble como elemento lúdico". Semiosis, X (20).

Book Chapters

  • Espinola, M., James-Kangal, N., Gamez Garcia, M. Odisho, N., & Olivera-Figueroa, L. (In Press). Life as means of deception within art and truth within psyche: A comprehensive analysis of romantic deception portrayals in art and psychology. In T. Docan-Morgan (Eds.), Handbook of Deceptive Communication London: Palgrave McMillan.

Additional Publications

Play

  • Mar Gámez García (2016). La fauna del poder Madrid: Ediciones Lacre (Author). [Link]

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • (2014). "El doble como recurso lúdico en Borges y Cortázar". Graduate Student Research Conference in Linguistics, Literature, & Culture, Indiana University, USA.
  • (2014). "El doppeltgänger en la ficción argentina y británica: estudio comparado".. Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, USA..
  • (2015). "Fuente Ovejuna, ¿una realidad del siglo XXI?". Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL), Savannah, Georgia.
  • (2015). “El desencanto Disney: sumisión y feminismo en la poesía de Elena Medel y Miriam Reyes”. Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati.
  • (2015). La lexicalización y uso del término Fuenteovejuna en la prensa escrita de España y Latinoamérica (1977-2014). The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference at the University of Kentucky (KFLC), Lexington, KY, USA.
  • (2017). La vida es sueño o la historia del príncipe Don Carlos, hijo de Felipe II. Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference, Boston.
  • (2017). Una lectura quijotesca de San Manuel Bueno, mártir, de Miguel de Unamuno. 10th Annual Graduate Portuguese and Spanish Symposium (GRAPHSY), Georgetown University, Washington D.C..

Colloquia

  • (10/09/2009). Economic Journalism in Spain. University Carlos III.

Honors & Awards

  • Comenius Scholarship from the European Union, 2012.
  • Finalist of the Prize "Young and Brilliant DIAGEO" for Spanish Economic Journalists under 30, 2009.
  • Winner of the "First Job Programme" (Agencia EFE). Press Association of Madrid, 2008.
  • Spanish Language & Culture Assistant in the USA Scholarship Recipient, 2009 to 2010.
  • Erasmus Scholarship at the University of Southampton (U.K.), 2004.
  • University Graduate Scholarship and University Graduate Teaching Assistantship. University of Cincinnati., 2013.
  • TAFT Graduate Enrichment Award ($2,050.00). University of Cincinnati., 2014.
  • Taft Graduate Enhancement Award ($2,000)., University of Cincinnati, 2015.
  • Romance Languages & Literatures Publication Award for Scholarly and Creative Works ($1,000). , University of Cincinnati, 2015.
  • Winner of the Graduate Student Award for Exemplary Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 2017.
  • Winner of the literary contest “Borges in Cincinnati” , University of Cincinnati, 2016.
  • TAFT Graduate Enrichment Award , 2016.
  • Romance Languages & Literatures Publication Award for Scholarly and Creative Works , 2016.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2010 to 2013, English teacher, Colegio Los Tilos, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2010 to 2010, English teacher, One to One Language Academy, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2009 to 2010, Spanish Teacher, Napa Valley Language Academy, Napa (CA) USA.
  • 2009 to 2009, Economic Journalist, Dow Jones Newswires, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2008 to 2009, Economic Journalist, Agencia EFE, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2007 to 2007, Journalist, ABC, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2006 to 2007, Journalist, Agencia Atlas (Telecinco), Madrid (Spain).
  • 2006 to 2006, Journalist, Diario de Ibiza, Ibiza (Spain).
  • 2013 to present. Spanish graduate teaching assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati.

Service

  • Participant in the Spanish Mesa Redonda of the University of Cincinnati, 2013 to 2016
  • Conference advisor of the Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati.,
  • Cincinnati Romance Review assistant editor 2016 to 2018
  • President, Romance Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Asociation 2015 to 2016

Courses Taught

  • -SPAN-1001 BASIC SPANISH I

  • -SPAN-1002 BASIC SPANISH II

  • SPAN 1002 Online

  • -SPAN-3011 SPANISH PHONETICS
    Comments: Teaching assistant
  • SPAN 1001 Online

  • 15-SPAN-112 EXT BASIC SPANISH 2

  • -SPAN-3083 STUDY ABROAD MADRID
    Comments: Teaching assistant