Professor Maria Morales Martinez

Maribel Morales Martinez

  • Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditation; Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
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    A native of Spain, Maribel Morales Martinez joined the Carthage faculty in 2006, and became a full-time faculty member in 2011. She teaches Spanish language and literature, and the introductory course for Women’s and Gender Studies. 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, Prof. 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.

    Prof. 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 one of the ARISE Equity Coaches. Since July 2020, she is the Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditation, and the Accreditation Liaison Officer with the Higher Learning Commission. 

    • Ph.D. — American Literature, University of Cadiz, Spain
    • M.A., B.A. — English Literature and Linguistics, University of Cadiz, Spain

    2015     Book introduction for the novel reprint of Mary Austin’s 1908 Santa Lucia: A Common  Story. Hastings College Press. Forgotten Regional Texts series.
ISBN-13: 9781942885122   2015     Book introduction for the novel reprint of Mary Hallock Foote’s 1919 The Ground-Swell. Hastings College Press. ISBN-13: 9781942885047   2015     “Women and Nature in Willa Cather and Her Contemporaries”. Article. Willa Cather Newsletter and Review. Volume 57.3 (Winter-Spring)