A native of Spain, Maribel Morales Martinez joined the Carthage faculty in 2006. She teaches Spanish language and literature, and heritage courses. She earned her Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Cadiz, Spain, specializing in regionalist American women writers from the end of the 19th century. Her academic interests include gender and ethnic studies. Prior to earning a doctorate in American Literature, Ms. Morales Martinez earned master's and bachelor's degrees in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Cadiz, Spain. She studied at the University of Dublin, Ireland, with an Erasmus scholarship in 2001.
Ms. Morales Martinez came to Carthage after teaching at the Kenosha Unified School District in the Transitional Bilingual Program for three years. At Carthage, she has continued promoting multicultural awareness participating at numerous international events. She is the advisor of the Latin/Belly Dance Club, a group of Carthage students who have performed at many cultural events both off and on campus.
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