Nalda   R.  Baez Ferrer

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 203
Email: nalda.ferrer@utrgv.edu

Dr. Nalda R. Baez Ferrer

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Caribbean Literature / Latino Literature
    • Afro Hispanic Literature
    • Post-Colonial Theory /
    • Cultural Studies / History and Film
    • Women Studies / Business Spanish
  • Education

    • PhD, Latin American Literature, Purdue University, 2008
    • MA, Latin American Literature, Purdue University, 2002
    • BA, Psychology, University of Puerto Rico, 1999
  • Currently Teaching

    SPAN 2330 01 - Intro Span & Lat Am Lit:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    SPAN 4331 90L - The Span. Amer. Short Story:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    SPAN 2313 92L - Spanish for Bilinguals I:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Nalda Ferrer. "¿Es La negra Angustias una afirmación de lo afro-mexicano o una invisibilidad? Afro-Hispanic Review," (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2015).

  • Nalda Ferrer. "“El pasado ancestral, la magia y la violencia en El reino de este mundo y en “La magia del Joe Domínguez” de Pedro Badrán Paduí.” Caribe. ," (August 2014).

  • Nalda Ferrer. "At Home and Abroad: Historicizing Twentieth-Century Whiteness in Literature and Performance." . July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2011.

  • Nalda Ferrer. "“Exilio, memoria e identidad en How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and Geographies of Home.” ," (August 2010).

  • Nalda Ferrer “Afro-Dominicana….”, “Libre”, “Lo que te crees”, “¿Cómo me ven?” and “Ponte pa’ ese número.” . Dartmouth College: PALARA: Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association. , no. 13 2009: 119-121.

  • Nalda Ferrer. “Me despojaron de…, No te calles, Tu sangre, and Sin Patria.” . Vanderbilt University: Afro-Hispanic Review, 28. 1 , no. Spring 2009 2009: 215-216.

  • Nalda Ferrer. “Me llama…, Madre, and Me Resisto….” . Negritud: Revista de Estudios Afro-Latinoamericanos., Vol II Número 2, no. (Invierno 2008/2009 2009: 279-281.

  • Nalda Ferrer. "La imagen del negro en El Lazarillo de ciegos caminantes," 2, no. 1 (2008): 27-43.

  • Nalda Ferrer. “La amenaza.”. CIALC de la Universidad Autónoma de México: Archipiélago: Revista Cultural de Nuestra América. , 62, 2008: 32.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Nalda Ferrer. Wang Center for International Business Scholarship, University of Memphis, $200.00 ( 2008)

  • Nalda Ferrer. Faculty International Travel Award, CIBER, $3,000.00 ( 2007)

  • Nalda Ferrer. Purdue Research Fund (PRF), Purdue University, (June 1, 2006 - August 1, 2006)

  • Nalda Ferrer. Purdue Doctoral Fellowship, $15,105.00 (2003 - 2005)



Selected Presentations


  • Nalda Ferrer and Nadeska Mayens-Robles. "“La presencia caribeña en los Estados Unidos”," “El Mes de la Hispanidad”. , UTRGV, Bronc room (October 2016)

  • Nalda Ferrer. "Presented and discussed “Apocalypto”," “El Mes de la Hispanidad”, UTRGV, ELABS 176 (October 2016)

  • Nalda Ferrer. "“El pasado ancestral, la magia y la violencia en El reino de este mundo y en “La magia del Joe Domínguez” de Pedro Badrán Paduí.” ," 75TH Annual Convention of the College Language Association., Southern Methodist University (April 2015)

  • Nalda Ferrer. "“Washington Heights”, during the Black History Month," UTRGV, (February 2015)

  • Nalda Ferrer. "“El Otro Francisco”, during the Black History Month.," University of Texas-Pan American. (February 2014)

  • Nalda Ferrer. "America Episode # 4, during the Black History Month," University of Texas-Pan American. (February 2012)

  • Nalda Ferrer. "“El bilingüismo en dos escritores contemporáneos dominico-americanos.” The 61st Annual Conference MALAS: ," The Midwest Association for Latin American Studies Conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (November 2011)

  • Nalda Ferrer. ""El Poder del Jefe III, during the “El Mes de la Hispanidad”.," University of Texas-Pan American. (October 2011)

  • Nalda Ferrer. "Guest Speaker for Preparing Future Faculty.," Purdue University, West Lafayette (April 2011)

  • Nalda Ferrer. "Tu sangre”, “Libre”, “El regreso”, “Afro-Dominicana...”, “Ayer”, y “Hoy te descubres.”," Tercer encuentro de poesía: Los Santos Días de la Poesía by Teleconference., Organice by Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico, UTPA (April 2011)

Current Courses

SPAN 2330 01 - Intro Span & Lat Am Lit:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
SPAN 4331 90L - The Span. Amer. Short Story:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
SPAN 2313 92L - Spanish for Bilinguals I:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses