Dr. Sandra Benedet is a transplanted Californian of Mexican
and Spanish descent.
As a Latin American
generalist, she has taught a wide variety of subjects, ranging from Beginning
Spanish to specialized courses on Mexican literature and culture.
Pedagogy is important to Dr. Benedet and in
her classes, she demystifies intellectual work by teaching the skills required
for the acquisition of knowledge in her field.
Dr. Benedet’s specialization is the Mexican Avant-Garde of
the 1920’s and she has published on that subject in La Revista de La Universidad Veracruzana and La Revista Iberoamericana.
Additionally, she has written and published articles on such varied
subjects as Gloria Anzaldúa, Juan Rulfo, pedagogy, and the Spanish Civil War.
Currently Dr. Benedet is working on giving historical and
cultural context to a recently discovered interview with Germán List Arzubide,
comedian and social-activist of the Mexican Estridentista Movement.
In her free time, Dr. Benedet enjoys practicing yoga,
walking/hiking, and traveling.