Andres Ruiz Olaya

Grad Research Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
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Student Information

Graduate Student
Spanish
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Andres F. Ruiz-Olaya graduated from the University of Antioquia, and worked on a regional Public Health program for underserved communities in Colombia. He earned a master's degree in Spanish Literature and Linguistics at Sam Houston State University and currently is completing a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Culture at Arizona State University. His research interests include multiculturalism, diversity, and conflict resolution in Latin America. 

Education

Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literature and culture (Arizona State University)

M.A. in Spanish Linguistics and Literature

M.A. in Health Education.

Research Interests

Historic Novel and the discourses of the identity and the past in Latin America; Medieval Studies (Sepharad, Al-Andalus); Urban/Social Space and the expression of culture; 19th century Latin American National discourses; Latina/o Literature, Heritage Language Pedagogy

Publications

-“¿Dónde se genera la violencia?: los personajes cotidianos y el espacio urbano en Crímenes municipales de Darío Ruiz Gómez” (Mester, XLV 2016/2017);

-Review of El mar peruano: mitos europeos y americanos by Franklin Pearse G.Y. Laberinto Journal. 2017;

-“La figura del indígena en la literatura hispanoamericana del siglo XIX” (Candian Journal of Latin American Studies, submitted for review);

-“The Cacique of Turmeque and the issue of inter-racial “mixing” in the Early Modern Spanish Colonies of the Americas.” The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissence Studies Newsletter. July 2015.  https://acmrs.org/news/el-cacique-turmequ%C3%A9;

-“La Madamita.” Short Story.  Solalunarevista 4 (2011)

Courses

Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPA 316 Spanish Convers/Comp Bilingual
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPA 316 Spanish Convers/Comp Bilingual
SPA 427 Colonial&Postcol Latin Am Lit
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 412 Adv Conversation/Composition
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 325 Intro to Hispanic Literature
SPA 412 Adv Conversation/Composition
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 314 Spanish Conversation and Comp
SPA 316 Spanish Convers/Comp Bilingual
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
SPA 316 Spanish Convers/Comp Bilingual
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
SPA 412 Adv Conversation/Composition
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
SPA 316 Spanish Convers/Comp Bilingual
SPA 472 Spanish American Civilization
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
SPA 314 Spanish Conversation and Comp
SPA 316 Spanish Convers/Comp Bilingual
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish

Honors/Awards

Chasqui Latin American Research Fellowships (2017)

University of Graz Scholarship (2016)

Spanish Graduate Fellowship Award- School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University (2013-2016)

Special Graduate Scholarship, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sam Houston State University 2011-2012

Good Neighbor Scholarship, Texas Higher Education Board, 2010, 2011, 2012; Awarded by the on-line national magazine Solaluna in the Graduate contest for best short story, 2011

  1. Editorships: Co-editor Circunloquios revista de estudios culturales ASU.
  2. Professional associations: Sigma Delta Pi. SPAGrad, GPSA. SouthCentral MLA.
  3. Graduate faculties/Mentoring history: Dr. David W. Foster; Dr. Cynthia Tompkins; Dr. Sharonah Fredrick
  4. Work history:

Teaching Associate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Arizona State -University, 2013- present

Teaching Assistant, Department of Foreign Languages, Sam Houston State ---University, 2011-2013

Research Assistant, Assisting Dr. David W. Foster in his research. School of International Letters and Cultures. Arizona State University. 2014-15; ---   Graduate Assistant, Assisting Dr. Rafael E. Saumell-Mu�oz in administrative tasks related to the consolidation and expansion of the M.A. in Spanish. Sam Houston State University

Research Assistant. Processing and systematizing news in Spanish related to terrorist groups. Director: Vesna Markovick. Institute of Studies of Violent Groups. Sam Houston State University 2010

Service

President of the Spanish Graduate Students Association (SPAGRAD) ASU. 2016-17; Vice-President of Sigma Delta Pi, ASU Chapter. Spanish National Honors Society. 2016-17

Editor of Circunloquios: revista de estudios culturales, the journal of the Spanish Graduate Students, Arizona State University, 2014- present

Co-chair Organizing Committee 18th SPAGRAD Literature Conference. School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona. 2015 Committee member 17th SPAGRAD Literature Conference: Transformaciones, nuevas perspectivas en el siglo XXI. School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona. 2014.