Dulce Estevez

Lecturer, Spanish
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0202

Biography

Dra. Dulce Estévez areas of specialization are Latin American literature, history, culture, and transcultural communication. Her dissertation was an interdisciplinary study of the Mexican Revolution that focused on the dehumanizing effects of war depicted in the novels of Nellie Campobello. She has a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies, completed a graduate certificate in translation in 2000, and has been a freelance court interpreter and translator for more than 20 years. She also holds a graduate certificate in Institutional Research and Policy Analysis (2017). During her time with the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University, she has served as a Senior Spanish lecturer, Spanish coordinator, Course Designer, and honors faculty member. She has directed study abroad programs to Guatemala, Cuba and Spain. Her recent research centers on Latin American literature and human rights, transnational communities, and historical recurrence of sociological patterns in Latin American literature. She is currently developing curriculum centered around both Biomedical Sciences and the intersection of justice and culture in Latino communities in the Americas.

Education

  • Institutional Research and Policy Analysis Certificate, Arizona State University 2017
  • Ph.D. Latin American Literature and Culture, Arizona State University 2014
  • M.A. Latin American Literature and Culture, Arizona State University 2005
  • Professional Translator Certificate, Arizona State University 2000
  • B.S. Justice Studies, Arizona State University 2000

 

Research Interests

Her recent research centers on migration patterns, transnational communities, ethnicity and communication and, historical recurrence of sociological patterns in Latin American literature. She is currently developing curriculum for courses on Caribbean culture, Spanish for specific purposes, and Mexican culture. 

Publications

Horwath, Peter, and Dulce Estévez. "La novela Las Casas vor Karl V (1938), de      Reinhold Schneider: un disfrazado                              ataque a las prácticas del totalitarismo." Nóesis. Revista deCiencias Sociales y Humanidades 17.34 (2008): 279-89.                      Print.

Estévez, Dulce. “La función mítica del laberinto en México”. Literatura mexicana e hispanoamericana: perspectivas de                              estudio y propuestas historiográficas. Ed. Alma Martínez Figueroa. México: Universidad de Sonora, 2007. 213-221.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
SPA 314 Spanish Conversation and Comp
SPA 394 Special Topics
BIO 394 Special Topics
SPA 492 Honors Directed Study
SLC 493 Honors Thesis
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
SPA 472 Latin Am Society:5 CaseStudies
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
BIO 394 Special Topics
SPA 394 Special Topics
SPA 428 Found Texts Latin Am Lit Mod
SPA 470 Law, Societies&Jus Lat-Am
JUS 475 Law, Societies&Jus Lat-Am
SLC 492 Honors Directed Study
SPA 493 Honors Thesis
SPA 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
BIO 394 Special Topics
SPA 394 Special Topics
SPA 429 Writing Mexico: Major Texts
SLC 484 Internship
SPA 492 Honors Directed Study
SLC 493 Honors Thesis
SPA 494 Special Topics
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
SPA 429 Writing Mexico: Major Texts
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
SPA 325 Intro to Hispanic Literature
SPA 429 Writing Mexico: Major Texts
SPA 472 Latin Am Society:5 CaseStudies
SPA 492 Honors Directed Study
SPA 494 Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
SPA 325 Intro to Hispanic Literature
SLC 394 Special Topics
SPA 394 Special Topics
SPA 484 Internship
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SPA 325 Intro to Hispanic Literature
SPA 428 Found Texts Latin Am Lit Mod
SPA 472 Latin Am Society:5 CaseStudies
SPA 494 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
LIA 194 Special Topics
SLC 394 Special Topics
SPA 429 Writing Mexico: Major Texts
SPA 472 Latin Am Society:5 CaseStudies
SLC 485 Translation of Legal Texts
SPA 494 Special Topics
JUS 494 Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish
SLC 394 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 428 Found Texts Latin Am Lit Mod
SPA 472 Latin Am Society:5 CaseStudies
SPA 494 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 314 Spanish Conversation and Comp
SPA 420 Applied Spanish Linguistics
SPA 472 Latin Am Society:5 CaseStudies
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish
SPA 314 Spanish Conversation and Comp
SPA 428 Found Texts Latin Am Lit Mod
SPA 472 Latin Am Society:5 CaseStudies

Presentations

Cartucho como evocaci�n camposiana de la deshumanizaci�n en la Revoluci�n Mexicana. 51st Annual Southwest Council of Latin American Studies Conference. Yucat�n, M�xico. (March 2017)

How to Impactfully Plan and Execute an Online Conversation Class. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Boston, MA. (November 2016)

Modernism and Postmodernism: Two Voices of Modernity. MLA, Boston, January

          2013.

Mixteando Languages in the United States. MLA, Seattle, January 2012.

 

Ficcionalizaci�n de funciones sociales de la Revoluci�n mexicana en Cartucho Bold    

          Caballeros and Noble Bandidas, ASU Downtown, Phoenix, April 2009.

 

Una representaci�n liberadora en El mercader de Tudela. MLA, San Francisco,    

          December 2008.

 

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and the Politics of House of Trials. MLA, Chicago,

          December 2007.

 

Bienvenido Mr. Marshall: una pel�cula Espa�ola de corte vaquero. Twelfth Spanish

           Graduate Student Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, April 2007.

 

Nicanor Parra, un poeta comprometido. Eleventh Spanish Graduate Student

          Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, April 2006.

 

La funci�n m�tica de El laberinto de la soledad. XX Coloquio Internacional de

          Literatura Mexicana e Hispanoamericana, Hermosillo, Sonora, November 2005.

 

Writing Exams that Work. ASU Graduate Student Panel, Arizona Language

          Association, Phoenix,  October 2003.

 

El mercader de Tudela: Jewish Voices of Mexico Eight Spanish Graduate Student

         Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, April 2003.

 

El motor del deseo en "El desorden de tu nombre. Voces del Nuevo Milenio, Arizona

         State University, Tempe, March 2002.

Honors/Awards

  • Ed Pastor Outstanding Graduate Award, Hispanic Convocation, Dec. 2014.
  • Invited to participate in the Quality Course Design Pilot Program, Office of the Dean, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Fall 2013 to March 2014.
  • Graduate College Travel Grant, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2009 -2013.
  • Nominated for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, Arizona State University, May 2009.
  • University Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2006 to 2008.
  • Nominated for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, Arizona State University, May 2005.

Professional Associations

Southwest Council of Latin American Studies 2017  Present American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2014 - Present Modern Language Association of America 2007- 2015 Latin American Studies Association 2007- 2011 Preparing Future Faculty 2007- 2008 Arizona Language Association 2003- 2004

Service

  • Coordinator: Arizona State University Night of the Open Door. Spanish Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Spring 2017.
  • Coordinator: Arizona State University Language Fair. Spanish Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Spring 2017.
  • Research and Grant Collaborator: “Digital Stories about Glocal Arizona: Justice and Human Rights.” National Endowment for the Humanities grant proposal. Spanish Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (submitted 09/2016)
  • Chair, “La inclusión/exclusión del sujeto idealizado” and “La voz del otro”. Urban manifestations in Culture and Literary Studies, XX SPAGrad Literature Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, March, 2017.
  • Chair, “Urbanismos, cartografías y espacios en la literatura”. LI Congreso SCOLAS, Campeche Mexico, March 2017.
  • Participated in the Review of the Spanish textbook "Cónectate" from McGraw-Hill, 2016.
  • Volunteer for the School of International Letters and Cultures Foreign and Heritage Languages Share Fair. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ, November 2016.
  • Member of search committee commissioned with hiring two instructors, School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University, Summer 2016.
  • Trained and supervised the work of 25 Teaching Assistants teaching online and in person courses. Summers 2015 – Fall 2016.
  • Designed and piloted new content for SPA 101 online and hybrid courses, Tempe, Arizona, Spring 2016.
  • Developed content for online virtual meetings for SPA 101 and 102, Spring 2016.
  • Participated in the organization committee for the Spanish Open House. Tempe, AZ, Spring 2016.
  • Performed 3 observations to complete the Annual Review for Lecturers in the School of International Letters and Cultures, 2016.
  • Evaluated the performance of Lower Division Teaching Assistants and Faculty Associates for Spanish, spring and Fall semesters, 2016.

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

" Trained, supervised and mentored incoming Spanish Teaching Assistants, Faculty Assistants, and Instructors, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2014 to Fall 2016. " Supported the completion of 6 honors enrichment contracts, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2015- 2017. " Faculty Advisor to the Arizona State University Devilettes Dance Club, Tempe, 2014 to Present. " Honors Faculty, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2008 to Present. " Obama mentor, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2010  2013. " Member of the Honors College Thesis Committee for Alyssa Rosenfeld, Alisa. Michel, and Travis Craddock Tempe  2011, 2013 and 2015. " Former students whom I mentored and are currently part of the Spanish Graduate Program: Sergio Loza, Viviana Alvarez, Engelbrecht, Jexson, Elizabeth Acosta and David Duran.

Expertise Areas