PhD, University of California, Riverside
María Beltrán-Vocal specializes in twentieth century Spanish and Latin American literature and Chicana/o literature. Her areas of research include contemporary Latin American literature and Latina/o literature.
The author of Novela española e hispanoamericana contemporánea, Temas y técnicas narrativas: Delibes, Goytsolo, Benet, Carpentier, García Márquez y Fuentes and the co-editor of Mapping Strategies: NACCS and the Challenge of Multiple (Re)Oppressions, Professor Beltrán-Vocal teaches Spanish language and literature at all levels, as well as Spanish for native speakers and commercial Spanish. She also participates in the Bridge Program, the First Year Program, and teaches courses in Comparative Literature and the Women and Gender Studies program.