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The following table lists chronologically Ph.D. Degrees in Spanish & Portuguese from 2000 to present.

Year Author Dissertation Title
2000 Nowak, Lisa J.  Optical Illusions:  Directing the  Audience's  Perspective in Spain's Golden Age Theatre
2000 Rico, Alicia  Sociedades en transicion: La novela fantastica escrita por mexicanas y espafiolas en la decada de los ochenta
2000 Stevens, Camilla  From the House to the Stage: Family and  Identity in Contemporary  Cuban and  Puerto Rican Drama
2000 Boyer, Charles G. Revolution and Romance: Social Change and Desire in Mexican Narrative, 1955–1989
2001 Misemer, Sarah M.  Cultural Icons in Latin American Theater:  Studies of Frida Kahlo, Carlos Gardel, Eva Peron and Selena Quintanilla-Perez
2002 Blair, Laura Senio The Return Home: Experiences of Deterritorialization in Post-Pinochet Chilean Literature
2002 Del Mar Freire Hermida, María Viaje con nosotros.  De la euforia cultural al desencanto politico
2002 Diaz de Leon, Aida   From Disappearing Narrators to Signs of the  Author: Images of the  Subject in the Short Stories of Silvina Ocampo
2002 Evers, Michelle Staging the Nations:  Performing Identity in Post-Franco Spain
2002 Irizarry, Roberto Mulatos Melosos "Hibridez y vanguardia en Puerto Rico, Cuba, y Brasil"
2002 Olive, Elena Maria Popular Culture in Contemporary  Spanish Poetry: From the Novisimos to the New Millennium
2002 Paredes Mendez, Maria Francisca La regeneracion nacional y el discurso de genero en la ficcion española de 1900 a 1931
2002 Strichartz, Ariel Cooking, Feeding, and Eating: Theatre and Dictatorship in the Southern Cone
2003 Chacon Rivera, Tomas Intelectuales, martires y caudillos en el teatro de la Revolución mexicana
2003 Chavarria, Maria Gabriela  El suefio politico de los primeros modernistas en Centroamerica a traves de la imagen de sus ciudades: Ruben Dario, Juan Ramon Molina, Francisco Gavidia y Enrique Gomez Carrillo
2003 Fernandez Iglesias, Juan Carlos El espejo fragmentado: La expresion de la subjetividad en la poesía mexicana contemporánea
2003 Koessler Avellanet, Sheila The Discourse of Desire During Times of Crisis in Mexican Novelas of the 1980S
2003 Leone, Maryanne L.  Borderland Identities and Contemporary Spanish Fiction
2003 Torrico-Sanchez, Benjamin Emblematica y narrativa en el siglo de oro
2004 Akrabova, Maria G. Sheherazada en el espejo: Una aproximacion a lo fantastico femenino
2004 Bermudez, Nayibe I. Sujetos (trans)nacionales: La negociacion de la etnia, el genero sexual y la clase social en cine y literatura de fines de siglo XX
2004 Fallon, Jr.,Paul Francis Borderline Tactics: Negotiations of Community, Subjectivity, Nation, and Agency in Temporal Representations in Northern Mexican Border Narratives
2004 Harpring, Mark The Bachelor at the Crossroads of Gender and Class in the Late Nineteenth-Century Spanish Novel
2004 Hernandez, Paola S. La identidad en la era de la globalización: Resistencia  y desencanto en el teatro de Argentina, Chile y Brasil
2004 Mohn, Mary Christine The Novels of Alvaro Pombo: Registers of the Sociopolitical History of Contemporary Spain
2004 Vasquez-Mendoza, Jesus A. Entre la palabra y la imagen: Relaciones narrativas entre prosa y cine mexicanos
2005 Adlung Kellogg, Kirsten M. A Question of Character: Narrative and Theatrical Subjects in the Works of Sabina Berman and Marco Antonio de la Parra
2005 Bermudez, Nayibe I. Sujetos (trans)nacionales: La negociacion de la etnia, el genero sexual y la clase social en cine y literatura de fines de siglo XX
2005 Boero, Paulo J.  The Figure of the Outsider in Contemporary Argentine Narrative: Talking Argentina Out of the Proceso (1976–1996)
2005 Brown, Michael L. Dams, Doors, and Divans:  Staging a National Narrative Therapy in Chile, Argentina, and Spain
2005 Fallon, Paul F. Borderline Tactics: Negotiations of Community, Subjectivity, Nation, and Agency in Temporal Representations of Northern Mexican Border Narratives
2005 Krebs, Brenda L.  The Early Modern Stage as Editorial Page: The Theater as a Mass Communication Medium in Seventeenth-Century Spain and England
2006 Ballesteros, Jose R. El imperio desde el centro: Representaciones indianas sexualizadas en la temprana edad moderna española
2006 Bayers, Leslie Voice, Visuality, and Performance: Alternative Expression in Contemporary Peruvian Poetry
2006 Cardone, Resha Sophia Acting up and Carrying on: Women Writers of Chile, 1945-2006
2007 Gomis-Izquierdo, Vicente "Siempre hubo clases": Clases medias y modernización en la literatura hispanica decimonónica
2007 Kanost, Laura Political Asylums: Locating Mental Illness in Latin American Literature (1980–2000)
2007 Tome, Patricia Saboreando Cuba: Corporalidad y gastronomia en la produccion cultural cubana y cubano-americana (1980-2000)
2007 Zalba, Rocio Comunidades teatrales: La melancolia y la nostalgia en la representacion y formacion de la identidad argentina a fines del siglo XX y principios del siglo XXI
2008 Acuna-Zumbado, Eduardo Hacia la construccion del sujeto y sus procesos de lectura en la hipertextualidad latinoamericana
2008 Drickey, Kirsten M. En carne propia: Embodied identities in Cuban and Mexican cultural production
2008 Finzer, Erin S. Poetisa Chic:  Fashioning the Modern Female Poet in Central America, 1929-1944
2009 Amend, Tracie The Adulteress in Spanish Tragedy (1830-1930)
2009 Burckhardt, Omega Sunshine Paradictatorial nostalgia: The exile poetry of Juan Gelman, Ferreira Gullar, and Gonzalo Millan
2009 Fonseca, Alberto Cuando llovio dinero en Macondo: Literatura y narcotrafico en Colombia y Mexico
2009 Tolentino-Solano, Adriana Familias desmembradas y orfandades: Representaciones de una actidud posmoderna hacia la nacion Mexicana
2009 Whitney, Kendall A. Wanderl[o]st: Lost Identities and Losing Place in the New World (Dis)order
2010 Meijide Lapido, Arturo Alonso Quijano en el Callejón del Gato: Las ficciones de psycho-killers españolas
2010 Moreno, Jose Antonio Deseos de comunidad en el personaje intersticial y marginal: En la novela y el cine de los noventa en Mexico
2010 Thornton, Megan L. The Power of the Voice: Listening to Mexican and Central American Immigrant Experiences (1997–2010)
2011 Garcia, Hernan Manuel La globalizacion desfigurada o la post-globalizacion imaginada: La estetica cyberpunk (post)mexicama
2011 Postma, Regan Lee Freeways and Free Speech, Rail Cars and Rancheras: Geographic and Linguistic Mobility in Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Cultural Production
2011 Romo Blas, Ana Maria Ciudad de Mexico y la Habana: Imagenes y representaciones urbanas en torno a la violencia y la memoria
2012 Garcia Otero, Maria J. Hag(e)ografia. Propaganda ideologica y politica geográfica en los discursos hagiográficos peninsulares. La construccion de la nacion Española (Siglos XIII a XVII)
2012 Lisenby, J. David Recurrent Racialisms: Contemporary Enactments of Nineteenth-Century Cuban Figures, Types, and Tropes
2013 Gowan, Ian Pope Work and the Post-Crisis: Artistic Representations of Claustrophobic Labor Spaces in Argentina (2001–2011)
2014 Celis-Castillo, Pablo Genaro Manchanayta Rikuj Ñawiruntukuna or The Terror that the Eyes Saw: Visual Tropes in Peru's Cultural Production about the Armed Struggle
2014 Garcia Puente, Maria Erase de nuevo una princesa: Las reescrituras feministas de cuentos de hadas de la españa del tercer milenio
2014 Miller, Tiffany Dawn Creegan Amplifying Subaltern Voices: (Media)tion and Marginalized Identities in Guatemala, Mexico, and Brazil
2014 O'Brien, Michael Patrick, Jr. Competition and Conflict: Ludic Structures and Strategies in Late Medieval Iberian Romance
2014 Rapp, Jacob Living the Polemic: The Mexican Novel in the Age of Modernismo, 1876-1908
2014 Villalobos, Elizabeth Asesinos fronterizos: Performance de transgresion de los derechos humanos en el imaginario social del norte y sur de Mexico
2015 Dalton, David S. Embodying Modernity in Mexico: Race, Technology, and the Body in the Mestizo State
2015 Sheldon, Megan Cross-Cultural Queer Encounters: Women, Nation and Queer Culture in Contemporary Spanish Narrative and Film
2015 Stear, Ezekiel G. Beyond the Fifth Sun: Nahua Teleologies in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
2016 Barbosa, Maria Emilia da Costa Redondo Estrela Esteves Body Talk: Performing Violence Against Women in Contemporary Guatemala
2016 Delgado Solorzano, Edma I. Crusaders, Martyrs, and Saints: Representations of Christian militancy in Mexico, 1850-2013
2016 Foster, Jennifer M. Abercrombie (Un)Natural Pairings: Fantastic, Uncanny, Monstrous, and Cyborgian Encounters in Contemporary Central American and Hispanic Caribbean Literature
2016 Trujillo, Jean Marie Artistic Representations of Andean Diasporas: Food and Carework; Music and Dance Performance; and Human Trafficking
2017 Alder, Erik Subaltern Saints: Medieval Iberian Hagiography in Dialogue with Latin American Testimonio
2017 Barroso, Javier The Representation of Nazism and World War II in the Literature of Argentina and Mexico
2017 Garcia Genel, Angelica Memoria prestada. La represión y los movimientos estudiantiles en dos casos de estudio: Mexico (1968) y España (1960-1977)
2017 Rodriguez Cortes, Luis Alberto Identidades en transito: La (supra)nación en narrativa, cine y espacios de difusión cultural latinoamericanos del siglo XXI
2017 Valadez, Rafael When the Literary Mutates and the Digital Emboldens: Transformations in Spanish Electronic Literature of the 21st Century
2018 Alonso, Raciel La isla en presente perfecto: Articulaciones de lo cotidiano en la produccion cultural de Cuba posterior a 1974
2018 Gonzalez, Mirla Andrea Artificial Futures and Posthuman Subjects: Social and Moral Implications of Technology and Scientific Advancement in Spanish Science Fiction
2018 Pineda, Ginett Rescatando a la Pachamama
2018 Soll, Katherine Performing Invisibilities: Conjuring the Ghosts of the Forgotten and Ignored on the Stage
2019 Ivers, Christina Elizabeth Imprints of Devotion: Print and the Passion in the Iberian World (1472-1598)
2020 Elder, Cayce Projecting Spanishness: The Golden Age Comedia and Film in Spain

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