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Beth Jörgensen

Professor of Spanish
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Modern Languages And Cultures

Areas of expertise: Spanish-American literature, Mexican literature, nonfiction narrative, women writers, disability studies

Press contact:
Valerie Alhart
valerie.alhart@rochester.edu
585.276.3256

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Biography
Beth Jörgensen is a professor of Spanish in the department of modern languages and cultures at the University of Rochester. She teaches courses in twentieth-century Spanish-American literature and culture, focusing on women writers, literary nonfiction, narrative fiction, theater and poetry. Jörgensen completed her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research area is Mexican literature. She is the author of The Writing of Elena Poniatowska (Texas, 1994), co-editor of The Contemporary Mexican Chronicle (SUNY, 2002), collaborator on a revised translation of Azuela's Los de abajo (Modern Library, 2002), co-editor of the summer 2006 issue of Letras Femeninas, and author of numerous articles.