World Languages and Cultures
Professor Consuelo Hernández teaches courses on Creative Writing in Spanish, 20th century Latin American Literature, Central America Cultural Studies, Colombia and Afro-Latin America Culture and Music. She is the author of two scholarly books: Alvaro Mutis: Una estetica del deterioro and Voces y perspectivas en la poesia latinoamericana del siglo XX, and around 50 articles in prestigious journals. Her articles are featured in professional journals such as: Revista Iberoamericana, MACLAS. Latin American Essays, and Revista de Linguistica y Literatura, Revista de Estudios Colombianos, Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, and many others.
Professor Hernández’s has also published six poetry books: Voces de la soledad, Solo de violín, Manual de peregrina, Poemas e escombros y ceniza/Poems from Debris and Ashes, Polifonía sobre rieles and Mi reino sin orillas. Her poetry has been included in numerous anthologies in Latin America, Europe, Irak, Canada, and the United States. She was finalist at the International Poetry Contest of “Ciudad Melilla" in Spain, and at the “Letras de Oro” Contest at the University of Miami.
In 2011, Dr. Hernández received “Antonio Machado” Poetry Award in Madrid, Spain, and the Mid-Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies, James Street Prize in recognition for Scholarly Excellence and the best article published in Volume 24 of Latin American Essays.
Professor Hernández was born in Colombia where she lived there until 1977. She is a world traveler who has visited more than 30 countries, and has lived in Venezuela, Peru, and Puerto Rico. Since 1987 live in United States.
PhD, New York University (New York, USA)
MA, Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, Venezuela)
BA, Universidad de Antioquia (Medellín, Colombia)