Alice Edwards
Chair, Department of World Languages, Professor, Spanish
Preston 206


  • 1998 - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Ph.D. in Latin American Literature. Minor in Peninsular Literature (Baroque and Contemporary).
  • 1988 - Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. M.A. in Spanish Literature.
  • 1985 - Gannon University, Erie, PA. B.A, in Foreign Languages and Literatures: Spanish and French. Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate, K-12, Spanish and French.
  • 1984 - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Semester of study with Brethren Colleges Abroad.

Recent Publications

  • Book review. Mexico’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of Soldadera and African-American Women. B. Christina Arce. Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades. 45.2. 2020. 
  • Translation. “Her Name was Inés”, excerpt of Visiones de infancia by María Flora Yáñez. Nashville Review. No. 27. Fall 2018.
  • Translation. “The First Fear”, excerpts of Visiones de infancia by María Flora Yáñez. Asymptote. October 2018.
  • “Mentoring the Next Generation: In Praise of the Student Teacher.” PSMLA Forum, 84: 1. Fall 2014, 8.
  • Book review. Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration by Luz Maria Gordillo. Letras Femeninas. 38: 02. 2012. 
  • “La cómplice oficial: Catalina in Arráncame la vida by Angeles Mastretta.” In The Woman in Latin America and Spanish Literature: Essays on Iconic Characters. Eds. Eva Paulina Bueno and Maria Claudia Andre. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Co. 2012.

Recent Translations

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Aquí: Activating Memory in the Performance Art of Maria Alejandrina Lorenzini”. The Behrend Conference on Gender, March 2021.
  • “Ghosts of Post-Memory in La Resta, by Alia Trabucco Zerán.” Congreso internacional de Literaturas Hispánicas. March 2021.
  • “Frida no está sola: Diez mujeres inolvidables”. Pennsylvania State Modern Languages Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October 2018.
  • “Deviance and Defiance: Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict by Irene Vilar”. Northeastern Modern Languages Association. Pittsburgh, PA. April 2018.
  • “Towards an Ethical Teaching of Culture”. Presentation with Cole Lowe. Pennsylvania State Modern Languages Association Conference, Hershey, PA. October 2017.
  • “Deviance and Defiance: Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict by Irene Vilar”, Circles of Community Gender Conference, Penn State Behrend, April 16, 2017.
  •  “Playing for America: Inclusion and Exclusion in The Gods of Tango, by Carolina de Robertis”. Northeastern Modern Languages Association. Hartford, CT. April 2016.
  • “‘A Daughter, after all’: Reconstructing the Family in Perla, by Carolina de Robertis.” Northeastern Modern Languages Association. Boston, MA. March 22, 2013

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Pennsylvania Modern Languages Association. October 2016.        
  • David A. Portlock Outstanding International Educator Award, Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE). 2006
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Mercyhurst College, 2002.