Catherine Bryan, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Spanish


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
  • M.A., University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
  • B.A., Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota



  • 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and culture
  • Women's literatures
  • Indigenismo


Teaching and Research Interests

My current research focuses on issues related to women of the Latin American avant garde in both artistic and political terms (Magda Portal, Patrícia Galvão, Frida Kahlo), visual culture studies and film studies in the Latin American context, and in the area of Andean studies. I am working on a project that focuses on nostalgia, resistance and the legend of the secret treasure of the Incas. I incorporate my research into my teaching and thus these issues and themes are present in my courses.


Recent Courses

  • 049-204 Intermediate Structure and Expression II
  • 049-314 Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Literature
  • 049-301 Advanced Composition I
  • 049-304 Advanced Composition II
  • 049-325 Latin American Literature from the 19th Century to the Present
  • 049-351 Latin American Literature and Film
  • 049-364 Special Topics in Latin American Literature courses:
  • Latin American Magical Realism
  • Latin American Indigenista Literature
  • Latin American Literatures and Human Rights

Curriculum Vitae