ACADEMICS

  • Nadia Saavedra  

    Naida Saavedra

    Contact Information
    Office S-303A
    508-929-8804
    nsaavedra@worcester.edu
    Twitter @naidasaavedra

    Education
    Ph.D., Florida State University
    M.A., Florida State University
    B.A., Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela 

    Dr. Naida Saavedra holds a Ph.D. in Spanish with a Minor in U.S. Latino/a Literature from the Florida State University. Her areas of expertise include contemporary Latin American and U.S. Latino/a Literature as well as current developments in Venezuelan and Caribbean narratives. Her research focuses on issues of identity, migration, motherhood, belonging, and social media. She has published her research in peer-reviewed journals, presented at academic conferences, and gave talks at national and international book fairs. Dr. Saavedra is also a published writer of fiction and a contributor to online cultural magazines in both the U.S. and Spain.

  • Courses Taught
    • SP 211 Intermediate Spanish II
    • SP 323 Spanish Conversation I
    • SP 332 The Hispanic World Today
    • SP 901 Memory and Identity in U.S. Latino Literature
    Conference Papers
    • "Cambio de perspectiva en Streets de Miami de Pedro Medina." The Latina/o Literary Landscape Symposium. American Literature Association, San Antonio, Texas. March 6-8, 2014.
    • “The Emergence of the Globalized Writer: Rafael Courtoisie in Goma de mascar.” Fourth Crossing Over Symposium. Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. October 7-9, 2011.
    • “Just Causes through History and Time: Democrates Secundus vs. The Challenge of Peace.” Early American Borderlands Conference. Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Florida. May 12-15, 2010.
    • “La transcreación de la realidad cubanomiamense: juego lingüístico entre Raining Backwards y En la Ocho y la Doce de Roberto G. Fernández.” Eighth Cuban Research Institute on Cuban and Cuban American Studies Conference. Florida International University, Miami, Florida. February 11-13, 2010.
    • “Siguiendo el curso del Niágara: el torrente poético de Heredia, Gómez de Avellaneda y Pérez Bonalde.” Second Views and Visions: Perspectives in Iberian and Latin American Literatures conference. Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. October 9-10, 2009.
    • “Neoplatonismo y androginia: forjadores de identidad en Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes de Lucía Etxebarria.” Third "Spanishness” in the Spanish Novel and Cinema of the 20th-21st Century International Conference. University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. May 1-2, 2009.
    • “New Frontiers For Hispanic Marketing & Advertising - State-of-the Business Alert.” With Dr. Felipe Korzenny and Dr. María Gracia Inglessis. Eleventh Annual Marketing to US Hispanics and Latin America Conference of the Strategic Research Institute, Miami, Florida, January 25, 2005.
    Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters:

    • "Pedro Medina and Suburbano Come to the Fore: Miami as a Cultural Stage and Source of Creativity." (Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape: New Works and New Directions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
    • “El auge de la twitteratura: Tendencias de la microficción y la literatura 2.0.” Plesiosaurio. Primera revista de ficción breve peruana. VII.7 (2014 Vol. I): 61-84.
    • “El componente lingüístico como una forma de contacto cultural en la literatura venezolana contemporánea.” Investigaciones Literarias 21 (2013 Vol. I and II).

    Fiction:

    • “Flor.” Al norte de la cordillera. Antología de voces andinas en los Estados Unidos. New York: Editorial SonicerJ, 2016. Print.
    • Vestier y otras miserias. Madrid: Editorial Verbum, 2015. Print.
    • En esta tierra maldita. Amazon Kindle, 2013. Ebook.
    • Última inocencia. Miami: Suburbano Ediciones, 2013. Ebook.
    • Hábitat. Amazon Kindle, 2013. Ebook.
    • “Vestier.” Letras Femeninas. XXXVII. 2 (Winter 2011): 213-218. Print. Winner of the 2010 Victoria Urbano de Narrativa award.
    • "Entre los dos turnos." Letras Femeninas. XXXV. 2 (Winter 2009): 323-333. Print.
    • Vos no viste que no lloré por vos. Venezuela: Fundación Editorial El perro y la rana, 2009. Print.
    Honors and Grants