Professor of Hispanic Studies
B.A. - University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. - University of California, Santa
Barbara; Ph.D. - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Mauricio Parra is Professor of Hispanic Studies. He teaches Latin American literature,
culture and Film. He has taught all levels of language instruction using different
methodologies such as Communicative Approach, Proficiency Oriented Approach, and Interactive
He has made numerous presentations throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe.
A specialist in Gabriel Garcia Marquez, he has also written on a wide range of subjects,
from Colonial text to Latin America’s modernity/postmodernity debates and his research
has been published in journals such as La Torre, Orbis Tertius, Discourse etc. He is currently completing his book Beyond Good and Evil: Contemporary Colombian Narrative and the Logic of Displacement.
View Dr. Parra's curriculum vitae.