Dr. Rafael A. Lara-Martínez

Associate Professor of Foreign Languages

E-mail: soter@nmt.edu

8705 Osuna Rd. NE Work: Tel (505) 835-5204

Albuquerque, NM 87111, USA. Fax (505) 835-5544

Home (tel/fax): (505) 293-3570

EDUCATION

1984 Doctorate in Linguistics, University of La Sorbonne, Paris IV

Dissertation: Études linguistiques sur le kanjobal (Maya).

Published by INAH, México, 1994

1979 Diplôme d'Études Approfondies in Sociology of Religion

University of La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III

Thesis: "Religion et mode de développement: le mouvement

pentecôtiste au Salvador. "

1976 Licenciatura in Linguistic Anthropology, Escuela Nacional de

Antropología e Historia, México

Thesis: "Gramática del nahuatl de Ahuacatlán. "

FELLOWSHIPS

1992 Research-Fellowship: National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar "Poetics and Poetry of Hispanic America: 1880- 1980", under the direction of Enrico Mario Santí, Spanish Department, Georgetown University

    1. Research Associate in Latin American Literature: Post-Doctoral Studies in Latin American Literature, Department of Romance Languages, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2. ADVISING EXPERIENCE

      1994-1995 Advisor, Minister of Education, San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America.

       

      TEACHING EXPERIENCE

      Wide range of experience in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

      Undergraduate level courses:

      Language: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced Spanish; Spanish for Business; Spanish for Social Workers and for Native Speakers; Summer Exchange Program in Mexico; Beginner and intermediate French

      Literature and Culture: Spanish and Latin American Culture, Literature, History, and Civilization; Issues in Literature and Philosophy; Latin American Literary Historiography

      Graduate level courses:

      Contemporary Latin American Novel and Poetry; Central American Literature; Linguistics and Anthropology; Literature and Ethnography in Latin America

      International teaching experience in El Salvador, France, and Mexico

       

      PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

      1998- Associate Professor: Department of Humanities, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

      1994-1998 Assistant Professor: Department of Humanities, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

      1991-1994 Assistant Professor: Department of Foreign Languages, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

      1989-1991 Research Associate: Department of Romance Language, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      1988-1989 Assistant Professor: Department of Foreign Languages, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, 1988-1989.

      1987-1988 Visiting Professor of Literary and Cultural Theory: Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas", San Salvador, El Salvador,

      1985-1987 Professor Vacataire of Spanish: École Supérieure de Commerce International, Fontainebleau, France

      1984-1985 Visiting Professor of Semiotics: Escuela de Altos Estudios, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, México

      1980-1982 Professor of Linguistic Anthropology: Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México

    3. Professor of Linguistic Anthropology: Programa de Formación de Etnolingüistas Indígenas, Centro de Investigaciones Superiores del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish: Native

French: Near-Native Fluency

English: Near Native Fluency

Portuguese: Reading Knowledge

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society

Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica

Fundación Roque Dalton

Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana

Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispano

Latin American Studies Association

Modern Language Association

Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología

SEE APPENDIX FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES,

PUBLICATIONS, AND LECTURES.