Maria Antonia Anderson de la Torre. Assistant Professor of Spanish
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University Hall 3171

Research and Teaching Interests: Spanish Medical interpreting, Spanish translation, Hispanic Contemporary Literature, Effects of violence in creation and reception of Literature in 20th Century Spain

Office Hours: By appointment

  • BA, Los Andes University, Literature (Bogotá)
  • MA, CEU San Pablo University, Journalism (Madrid)
  • PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Spanish Language and Literature (Lincoln)

María Anderson de la Torre attended Los Andes University where she studied Literature with a focus in Latin. She then worked as an editorialist and editor of opinion at El Tiempo (Bogotá) until she moved to Madrid in 2010 to earn a Master’s degree in Journalism at CEU San Pablo University. In 2012 she moved to the United States after being accepted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she earned her Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Literature.

She has also taken her passion for translation into her classes to prepare students as future translators and medical interpreters. Her research focuses on how the production and reception of art is affected by war, specifically during the Spanish Civil War and she is interested in the linguistic challenges presented to translators and interpreters in the Hispanic world. Since 2012, she has been an opinion columnist at El Tiempo (Bogotá) and occasionally collaborates at the New York Times, where she writes about women’s rights, Latinos and the peace process in her home country, Colombia.

  • Current Courses
    • Spanish for Health Professionals
    • Spanish Translation/Interpreting
    • Spanish Conversation and Culture
  • Academic distinctions and Professional societies
    • 2019 Evaluator of the academic journal Revista “Humanidades” University of Costa Rica.
    • 2019 Guest Editor of journal JOLLAS, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
    • 2016 Creighton University Non-Western Cultural Grant. Coordination of Conference of Francisco de Roux about Colombia’s peace agreement.
    • Parnaso Nuevo Mundo, Fiction story and poetry International Award. Jury member. 2015.
    • 1st International Award of Female Narrative. Bovarismos, 2014. La Pereza Editions Finalist. Story published at: Soñando en Vrindavan y otras historias de ellas, La Pereza Ediciones. Miami: 2014.
    • Honors Scholarship. Masters in Journalism. CEU San Pablo University. Madrid (Spain). 2011- 2012.
    • Laurate Dissertation. BS in Literature. Andes University. Bogotá, Colombia, 2004.
    • Latin American Studies Association
    • Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades
    • Modern Midwest Language Association
  • Select publications
    • Anderson de la Torre, María Antonia; Santiago, Ivelisse. ¿Cómo lo decimos? Gramática y teoría de la traducción. Kendall Hunt. 2023. Print.
    • Anderson de la Torre, María Antonia. ¿Cómo se siente? Conversational Spanish in Medical Settings. Kendall Hunt Publishing House. July, 2021. Print.
    • García de la Torre, María. Campos de Pop Corn. Peregrino Ediciones. Bogotá: 2015. Print.
    • García de la Torre, María; Uribe, Richard. El precio fijo, una estrategia en pro de las librerías. 2006. Print
    • García de la Torre, María. Los ovillos de Italo Calvino. Tesis laureada. Colección de Tesis Meritorias, Universidad de Los Andes. Bogotá: 2005. Print.
    • Anderson de la Torre, María Antonia. “La dimensión sociopolítica de la violencia en Angosta de Héctor Abad Faciolince”. Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies, V. 10 issue 2. pp. 38-47. 2020.
    • Anderson de la Torre, María Antonia "La presencia de la voz femenina en la narrativa de Héctor Abad Faciolince". Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies. 45, 2. July 2020. pp. 117-125. Print.
    • Anderson de la Torre, María Antonia. “El impacto de la violencia de la América Latina contemporánea en su literatura”. Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies, JOLLAS. Jan. 2021. Introduction, pp. i-iii.
    • García de la Torre, María. Procesamiento del arte y política: La España de la Guerra Civil vista desde El Laberinto Mágico de Max Aub. La Palabra, (35). Pre print, 2019
    • García de la Torre, María; Uribe, Richard. El precio fijo, una estrategia en pro de las librerías. Dialnet, Universidad de la Rioja: Número 4. 2006.
    • García de la Torre, María, “Los ovillos de Italo Calvino: el Hipertexto como Multiplicidad Narrativa”. Revista Espéculo, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 2004.
    • García de la Torre, María. La conciencia estallada. Memorias III Simposio de Escritores de Latinoamérica y España. Convenio Andrés Bello. Bogotá, Colombia 2003. Print.