Maria   C.  Guerrero

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 314
Email: maria.guerrero@utrgv.edu

Dr. Maria C. Guerrero

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Latin American literature, Mexican cinema, the representation of women in literature and Film, Academic Spanish, Portuguese
  • Education

    • PhD, Latin American Studies: Literature, Film and History, The University of Texas - Austin, 2005
    • MA, Portuguese: Brazilian literature, language and culture, University of New Mexico, 1995
    • BA, Latin American literature: Spanish American and Brazilian, University of New Mexico, 1991
  • Currently Teaching

    SPAN 4338 01 - Children's Lit in Span:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    SPAN 4320 90L - The Mexican Novel:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    PORT 1311 01 - Beginning Portuguese I:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Michael Guerrero and Maria Guerrero. Review: The Changing Landscape of Spanish Language Curricula: Designing Higher Education Programs for Diverse Students . The Teachers College Record, Columbia University, September 2018.

  • Michael Guerrero, Maria Guerrero, Lucinda Soltero, and Kathy Escamilla, ed. Abriendo brecha: antologia critica sobre la educacion bilingue de doble inmersion. Albuquerque, New Mexico: Fuente Press - Dual Language Education of New Mexico, August 2017: 251 pages.

  • Michael Guerrero and Maria Guerrero. "“El español académico: el pilar olvidado de la educación bilingüe”.," Abriendo brecha: antología crítica sobre la educación bilingüe de doble inmersión. . August 2017: pp. 117-137.

  • Michael Guerrero and Maria Guerrero. ""Competing Discourses of Academic Spanish in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands”," Bilingual Research Journal 1, no. 40 (February 2017): 17 pages.

  • Maria Guerrero. "'El vanguardismo de la cinematografía del Echeverrismo: ¿Y la revolucionaria?" ," RMMLA: The Rocky Mountain Review 69, no. 2 (December 2015): 165-181.

  • Maria Guerrero. "A Significant and Team Based Learning Approach in the Portuguese Classroom," The Portuguese Language Journal no. 9 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2015).

  • Maria Guerrero. "La mujer en la neutralización del cine de la Revolución Mexicana," Confluencia: Revista Hispanica de literatura y Cultura 30, no. 2 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015): 140-153.

  • Maria Guerrero. "Brazilian Music as Comprehensible Compelling Input," The International Journal of Foreigh language Teaching 10, no. 1 (December 2014).

  • Maria Guerrero. "La revolucionaria en el cine mexicano," HISPANIA 95, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2012).

  • Maria Guerrero. "La Revolución Mexicana en Hollywood," Arizona State University: Puentes 7, (2009).



Selected Presentations


  • Maria Guerrero. "Abriendo Brecha: A Message to University Professors.," CABE: Embracing Multilingualism From Policy to Powerful Practices, CABE, Sacramento, CA (March 2018)

  • Maria Guerrero. "Panel Presentation - El español académico: el pilar olvidado de la Educacion Bilingue ," La Cosecha: 22th Anual Dual Language Conference, Dual Language New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (November 2017)

  • Maria Guerrero. "Los Departamentos de español: La creación de un nuevo espacio," La Cosecha: 21th Anual Dual Language Conference, Dual Language Education of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA (November 2016)

  • Maria Guerrero. "Panel Presentation: First Higher Education Pre-Conference Institute Dealing with the Preparation of Dual Language Teachers," La Cosecha: 20th Anual Dual Language Conference, Dual Language Education of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (November 2015)

  • Maria Guerrero. "The Role of the Departments of Language in the Preparation of Future Bilingual Teachers ," La Cosecha First Higher Education Pre-Conference Institute, Dual Language Education of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (November 2015)

  • Maria Guerrero. " Un análisis postcolonial del español académico en una zona fronteriza," La Cosecha: 19th Anual Dual Language Education Conference, Dual Language Education of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM (November 2014)

  • Michael Guerrero, Maria Del Guerrero, and Nadeska Mayens-Robles. "Enfrentando el examen BTLPT: From Surviving to Thriving," 7th Annual New Teacher Conference, College of Education. UTPA, Edinburg, Texas (2013)

  • Maria Del Guerrero and Michael Guerrero. "The Academic Spanish Discourse at one Hispanic Serving IHE: An Example of Benevolent Colonization?," American Education Research Education (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California (2013)

  • Maria Guerrero. "La colonización benevolente del español académico en una zona fronteriza," Congreso de La Frontera: Una Nueva concepcion Cultural, Arizona State University, Arizona (October 2013)

  • Maria Guerrero. "La mujer en la neutralización del cine de la Revolución Mexicana," International Spanish-Language Media Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (February 2013)

Current Courses

SPAN 4338 01 - Children's Lit in Span:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
SPAN 4320 90L - The Mexican Novel:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
PORT 1311 01 - Beginning Portuguese I:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses