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Born: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Naturalized U.S. Citizen (July 2000)
Current Position: Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature

Director UM Latin American Studies Program

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812. U.S.A.

Mailing Address: United States:

1711 Cinnabar Drive

Missoula, MT 59801/ U.S.A.

Office Phone: (406) 243-4002; Cell: (406) 529-9123

FAX Number: (406) 243-4076

email: maria.bustos@mso.umt.edu

Avda. Santa Fe 1651-6to Piso

1060 Capital Federal-Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Phone: 011-54-114-813-2677

University of Montana

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
2003-Present Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature
2002-Present Director Latin American Studies Program (Interdepartamental)

(Responsibilities: See Addendum A)

1995-2003 Associate Professor of Spanish and LA Literature
1990-1995 Assistant Professor of Spanish and LA Literature

Universidad Nacional de Salta (Argentina)

Facultad de Humanidades
March-June 2007 Profesora Adjunta Temporaria

Facultad de Humanidades- Carrera Ciencias de la Comunicación.

April- June 2007 Profesora Invitada. Maestría en Estudios Literarios.

University of Colorado at Boulder
1985-1990 Graduate Part-Time Instructor
1984-1985 Teaching Assistant
Colegio Paula Montal (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

(Elementary School)
1980-1983 English Teacher.
1990 Ph.D., Latin American Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder. Dissertation: "The avant-garde novel of Macedonio Fernández, Jaime Torres Bodet and José Felix Fuenmayor".

Director: Prof. Raymond L.Williams.

1986 M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, University of Colorado, Boulder.
1981 Bachiller Superior en Letras, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1981 Profesora de Enseñanza Normal y Especial en Letras. Universidad del

Salvador, Buenos Aires. Argentina.


Responsibilities: See Addendum B.
Feb 2012-May 2012: Director UM Study Abroad Program in Argentina: “Patagonia and Discovering Buenos Aires” Program organized in conjunction with the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires. One month long study trip to Patagonia taught and led by Dr. Bustos Fernandez.
Feb. 2008-May 2008 Director UM Study Abroad Program in Argentina. Program organized in conjunction with Universidad Nacional de Tucuman
Feb. 2003-May 2003 Director, UM Study Abroad Program in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Jan 97- May 97 Director, UM Study Abroad Program in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Feb 93-May 93 Director, UM Study Abroad Program in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Courses taught at UM
Latin American Studies

*Introduction to Latin American Studies (Core Course for LAS Program).

*Argentina: History and Culture

*Seminar on Jorge Luis Borges.

*Argentinean Fiction.

*Literature and Argentinean Southern Frontier: Patagonia.

*Literature of the Southern Cone.

*Latin American Film.

*XX Century Latin American Literature (various topics)

*XIX Century Latin American Literature.

*Latin American Literature Survey.

*Introduction to Latin American Literature.

*History and Fiction in Latin American Literature.

*Latin American Women Writers.

*Latin American Short Story.

*Oaxaca, Mexico: History and Culture.

Literary Theory.

*Research Methods and Literary Theory for Graduate Students in Foreign

Spanish Summer Immersion Workshops:

*Methodology and the Teaching of Spanish.

* Latin American Women Authors Write and Speak.

*Latin America: Cross Cultural Perspectives.

*Latin American Social Movements.


Linguistics: *Applied Linguistics
Spanish language: * All levels including First, Second year and Third year

(Composition and Conversation).

*Advanced Grammar

Courses taught at Universidad Nacional de Salta (Salta, Argentina)

*“Teoría y Critica de Espectáculos y Medios” (Carrera de Comunicaciones)

*“Prácticas Críticas” (Carrera de Comunicaciones)

*“Literatura y frontera en Latinoamérica” (Maestría en Literatura Hispanoamericana)

Courses taught at University of Colorado-Boulder.

1986-May 1990 Graduate Part-time Instructor.

Spanish language

*Second Year Spanish

*Conversation and Oral Composition.
1984-1985 Teaching Assistant.

Spanish language

*First Year Spanish.

*Second Year Spanish.
Aug. 2010-May 2011

Sept. 2002-May 2003

Sept. 2004-May 2005

Sept. 1995-May 1996 Spanish Section Head (MCLL Dept. UM).

Sept. 99-Sept 2002 Head of Graduate Committee, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UM.
Sept 99-May 2004 Spanish Section Graduate Advisor, (MCLL Dept., UM)
2009-present Head MCLL Graduate Program (UM)
2008-present Spanish Graduate Advisor (MCLL Dept. UM)
Sep 91-Dec 92 Director of MA Thesis: "Strength Hidden in Weakness: Feminist Testimonial Novel".

Student: Ms. Brenda Watts.
Sept. 92-May 94. Director of MA Thesis: "Afro-Hispanic Literature in Latin America: the

narrative of Ramón Díaz Sanchez".

Student: Ms. Alicia Gignoux.

Sept. 94-May 96. Director of MA Thesis: "Intertextuality, dialogue and carnival in El

general en su laberinto"

Student: Mr. James Watson.
May 1993-July 1994. Director of Professional Paper (MA Degree- Non-thesis option) “A proficiency oriented approach to reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “La siesta del martes””

Student: Maureen Agnes Flightner.
Sept 95-May 97. Director of MA Thesis: "Narration and Time in Pocho and Y no se lo tragó la tierra

Student: Mr. Christopher Minster.
Sept 98-May99. Director of MA Thesis: “The testimonial writing in Chile: the case of Patricia Verdugo”.

Student: Ms. Ramona Flightner.
Sept 98-May99. Director of Professional Paper (MA, Non-thesis option): “Alfonsina Storni y Gabriela Mistral: Ansiedad poética y multitud de voces”.

Student: Ms. Kristen Pederson.
May 1999-June2000. Member of MA Thesis Committee. “La situación socio-económica y socio-cultural del indio peruano y la búsqueda de la identidad nacional peruana: representacion de la realidad nacional y la disyuntiva ideológica en Aves sin nido y Todas las sangres”.

Student: Juan Carlos Flores.
May 2003-May 2004: Director of MA Thesis: “Revolutionary Language: Films of Tomas Gutierrez Alea”.

Student: Andrew Snustad.
May 2008-May 2009: Committee Member MA Thesis“The acquisition of Subject Pronouns in Second Language Spanish”.

Student: Bret Gene Linford.

Dec 2007-Dec. 2008: Committee Member MA Thesis (History): “Independent Internationalism and Nationalistic Pragmatism: The United States and Mexico Relations during the 1920’s. Student: Rodolfo Villareal Rios.

May 2009-May 2010. Committee Member MA Thesis. “Who’s afraid of Elena Guiochins: Feminist and Queer Themes in Androgynous Playwriting”.

Student: Carly Elmgren.
Sept. 2010-May 2011. MA Committee Member (Professional Paper). “Films of Luis Bunuel”

Student: Ciara Wadden
Sept 2011-current: MA Committee Member MA Thesis. “Ciclos en la novelas de Laura Restrepo”

Student: Nancy Pinzon.
May 2009-May 2010: Committee Member “Independent Internationalism in Practice: The United States and Mexico Relations from 1919-1929” (PhD in Latin American History).

Student: Rodolfo Villareal.


1986-1987: Editorial Assistant: Annals of Contemporary Spanish Literature, 20th Century Society of Spanish and Spanish American Studies. University of Colorado, Boulder.


- Spanish (native).

- English (near native)

- Latin, and Greek (Classic).

- Portuguese (reading)

- Modern Language Association.

- Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association.

- Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico (Westminster, California).

- Latin American Studies Association.
2010 LAS Research Grant. Attend Professional Seminar by Elizabeth Jelin at IDES (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Topic: Temporalidades en las Ciencias Humanas. (July 5- Aug , 2010).
2006-2007 Academic Year Faculty Exchange Program, (UM) Project: Research and Teach at Argentinean University. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (Argentina) and Universidad Nacional de Salta (Argentina).
2005 University Grant Program, (UM). Project: “Patagonia: Tracing the Southern Frontier in Contemporary Argentinean Fiction”.
2005 International Faculty Exchange. (UM) Project: “Exchange agreements with Argentinean Higher education institutions: exploration and contacts”
2003 Office of Research Administration, (UM) Award to develop research in Buenos Aires Argentina (August 2003).
2002 Faculty Development Award. Mini-sabbatical. Attended two-week workshop organized by Universidad de Buenos Aires: “Gramáticas de la argumentación” taught by Dr. Christian Plantin, from the Universite de Lyon, July 15-26, 2002.
2002 Faculty Development Award. Visiting Scholar program. Invited scholar: Dr. Neil Larsen, Professor of Spanish and Critical Theory, Department of Spanish, University of California at Davis.
2000 Merit Award for Outstanding Faculty Performance (UM).
1999 Faculty Development Award. Visiting Scholar Program (UM). Invited Scholar: Dr Kenneth Brown. Professor of Spanish . Department of French, Italian and Spanish, University of Calgary (Calgary).
1999 Montana Committee for the Humanities Grant. Project: “Visit of Ana María Shua to the University of Montana”.
1997-1998 Sabbatical Assignment. Project: “Memory and history: the rewriting of the past in Argentinean literature”.
1996 Faculty Development Award. Visiting Scholar Program (UM).

Invited scholar: Ana Maria Shua, Argentinean writer.
1996 Faculty Development Award. Visiting Scholar Program (UM). Invited scholar: Raymond L. Williams, Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
1996 Summer Research Grant. Faculty Development (UM).

Project: "The Antinomies of Latin American discourses of identity and their fictional representation in Argentina"
1995 American Council of Learned Societies

Travel Grant. "Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana", August 10-15 1995, Tucumán, Argentina.

1993 Merit for Outstanding Faculty Performance at the University of Montana, Missoula.
1992 Summer Research Grant. University of Montana, Missoula. Project: "The narrative of Carlos Hugo Aparicio".
1989 Dissertation Assistance Fund. University of Colorado, Boulder.
1988 University of Colorado Research Award.
1988-1989 University of Colorado Doctoral Fellowship
1987 Grant-in-aid. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. (UC Boulder)
1987 Grant-in-aid. Ibero-Latin American Studies Center, (UC Boulder).

Project: Argentine Narrative by the Florida Group.
1987 Rafael Barrett Medal and Award to the best essay presented on Juan Rulfo. International Colloquium honoring Juan Rulfo and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, April 23-25, 1987.
1987 Book Grant. Women's Center. (UC Boulder).
1987-1988 University of Colorado Doctoral Fellowship. (UC Boulder).
1986 Book Grant. Women's Center. (UC Boulder)

1986 Ayer Romance Language Scholarship. (UC Boulder).

1985 International Peace Scholarship (PEO), Des Moines, Iowa.
1984-1985 International Peace Scholarship (PEO), Des Moines, Iowa.

- Vanguardia y renovación en la narrativa latinoamericana: Macedonio Fernández, José Félix Fuenmayor and Jaime Torres Bodet. Editorial Pliegos: Madrid, España 1996.

Chapter in books:

- "La búsqueda de la subjetividad en Ana Isabel, una niña decente de Antonia Palacios.” Escritura y desafío. Narradoras venezolanas del siglo XX. Comp. Edith Limo and A. Hidalgo. Caracas: Monte Ávila Editores Latinoamericana, 1996. 181-189.


-Prefacio a “Narradoras, cuentistas, cronistas, relatoras: La escritura de mujeres en Puerto Rico a finales del Siglo XX y principios del XXI” editado por Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesús

Bloomsburg- University of Pennsylvania, 2012.

- “Las mujeres y el movimiento por la democracia en San Pedro Chenalho” by Christine Eber in La otra palabra. Mujeres y violencia en Chiapas, antes y después de Acteal, Ciudad de México: CIESAS, 1998. 84-105.

-“Contrapunto autor- lector en La tierra del Fuego de Sylvia Iparraguirre’ submitted for publication in Alpha (Chile).
- “Una lectura de la dinámica tradición-revolución en La Campaña de Carlos Fuentes” Hologramática, (Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Comunicación de la Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina. Año VII, Número 15, V2 (2011), pp. 3-22
- “Traduciendo la Conquista del Perú: El Cronista Perdido como metáfora del (des-encuentro)” Alba de América, Vol. 25, No 47-48, 2006. 333-347.
-“Narración e ideología en La tierra del Fuego de Sylvia Iparraguirre,” Perspectivas de la Ficcionalidad, Tomo I, Ed. Daniel Altamiranda y Esther Smith, Buenos Aires. Editorial Docencia, 2005: 279-286.
- “Reinstalación del referente ausente en El Farmer de Andrés Rivera,” Confluencia, Volume 18 (1) 2002: 91-102.
-“Entre la historia y el psicoanálisis: El grito sagrado o la historia argentina que no nos contaron,Explicación de Textos Literarios, 1999-2000, vol. XXVIII, (1&2), 64-72.
- “Memoria histórica de los pueblos zapotecos en Cantares de los vientos primerizos de Javier Castellanos Martínez,” Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea 2001, Año V (12), 93-101.
- “Sobre la palabra y el “acto” en “La pila de ladrillos” de Carlos Hugo Aparicio” in Memorias de JALLA, Tucumán 1995, Vol.1, 478-484, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, 1997.
- "Subversión de la autoridad narrativa en Maldito Amor de Rosario Ferré," Chasqui 1995, 23 (2), 22-29.
- "Resistencias a la modernidad en Proserpina rescatada de Jaime Torres Bodet". Hispanófila, 1995 May, 114, 17-29.
-"La dimensión metaficcional en Museo de la novela de la Eterna de Macedonio Fernández",

Presencia Literaria, La Paz, Bolivia, 1994, Mayo, 13-4.
- "Historia de Mayta: proceso de gestación de una novela". La Palabra y el Hombre, Revista de la Universidad Veracruzana (México), 1990, Jan-Mar. vol.73, p.260-266.
-"El Canto General de Pablo Neruda: Revitalización del género épico". Cuadernos de Poética (Santo Domingo, República Dominicana), Año VII (19) (septiembre-diciembre 1989), pp. 51-61.
-"Samuel Rovinski: El martirio del pastor" Literatura Internacional 5, 1987, 9-12.
Book Reviews:
- Raymond L. Williams and Blanca Rodríguez La novela post-moderna en México Xalapa: Editorial de la Universidad Veracruzana. Chasqui, Mayo 2003 v.32 il p. 147 (4).
- Germán Espinosa, El signo del pez. Revista de Estudios Colombianos, Boulder, No. 6, 1988.
- Norma Pérez Martín, Mitos populares y personajes literarios. Signos Universitarios, Buenos Aires, Año VI, No. 12, Nov.1984 147-148.
- Ricardo Maliandi, La novela dentro de la novela. Signos Universitarios, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Año VI, No. 12, Nov. 1984, 148-149.
- "Segundo Congreso Nacional de Literatura Argentina (San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina). Signos Universitarios, Año 6, No. 12, pp. 134-135, Buenos Aires, Oct. 1984.
Informational presentations:
- “Novelas que ficcionalizan la Patagonia” presented at Escuela de Historia y Letras, Universidad del Salvador, July 27, 2005.
- “Argentina: two decades after the return to democracy” presented at International Brown Bag, Mansfield Center, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, Oct. 19th 2005.
Invited by Departamento de Linguistica-Universidade Estadual de Campinas- Brasil. Read: “Patagonia y Cautivas: un acercamiento desde la ficción” May 8th 2012.
““El giro narrativo en las ciencias sociales: diálogo abierto con la narratologíaread at IV Encuentro Nacional Análisis del Discurso organized by the Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso (Puebla, México), Oct. 26-29th 2010.
Fronteras y cautivas: un acercamiento al tema desde la ficción. Finisterre de María Rosa Lojo y La pasión de la cautiva de Leopoldo Brizuela” read at 2008 Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Nov 5-7, 2009
“Patagonia: tracing the southern Frontier in Contemporary Argentinean Literature” read at 2008 PCCLAS (Pacific Council on Latin American Studies) University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 7-9, 2008.
Frontera, confín y desolación: Demitropulos y su creación del espacio patagónicoCongreso Internacional CELEHIS, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. May 7-9, 2008.
El giro narrativo en la ciencias sociales” read at Instituto de Historia y Pensamiento Argentino (IHPA) Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Nov. 21, 2007.


"La poética de Bob Marley: de la Revolución a la "transracionalidad imaginada"" Segundas Jornadas Internacionales “Poscolonialismo en Literaturas AnglófonasUniversidad Nacional de Tucumán, Nov. 15-17 2007.

- “Fronteras y cautivas: un acercamiento al tema en la ficción argentina contemporánea” read at Jornadas NacionalesTransformaciones, Prácticas sociales e Identidad culturalUniversidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina. May 10-12, 2007.
- “Trazando la frontera sur: La Tierra del Fuego (Sylvia Iparraguirre, 1999) y su ficcionalización de las estructuras de inclusión y exclusión en la nación argentina” read at XIII Congreso de Literatura Argentina, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Tucumán Argentina, August 15-17, 2005.
- “Take off the Veil: a contemporary reading of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz by María Luisa Bemberg” read at Islam, Women, The Veil and the West Conference, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, April 28-30, 2005.
- “Repetición, preocupación y experiencia ficcional del tiempo en Los años con Laura Díaz” read at X Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. El Paso, Texas, March 3-5 2005.
- “Narración e ideología: un estudio comparativo de Fuegia de Eduardo Belgrano Rawson y La Tierra del Fuego de Sylvia Iparraguirre” read at Tercer Congreso Internacional del Centro de Estudios de narratología, Universidad de Buenos Aires, July 21-23 2004.
- “Historical Imagination and Discourse Practices in Contemporary Argentinean Narrative” read at 57th Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Missoula, Montana, October 9-11, 2003.
- Chair and Moderator at Session 11: “De poesía y ficción”, II Jornadas Patagónicas de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Universidad del Comahue, Neuquén, Argentina, Aug., 20-22, 2003.

- “Verdad, tiempo e imaginación en la refiguración del siglo XX mexicano en Los años con Laura Díaz de Carlos Fuentes” read at II Jornadas Patagónicas de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Universidad del Comahue, Neuquén, Argentina, Aug., 20-22, 2003.

- “We are what we dare to imagine” read at Department of French, Italian and Spanish, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Jan. 29th, 2003.
- “Imaginación histórica y siglo XIX en algunas novelas contemporáneas argentinas” read at 2do Congreso Internacional en homenaje a Roberto González Echevarría y José Ferrer, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Nov. 21-23, 2002.
- “Visto de otro modo...”: La pluralidad histórica en Una chaqueta para morir de Pedro Orgambide” read at 55th Annual Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference, April 18-20, 2002.
- “The historical Latin American Novel: some remarks on fiction and time” read at Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, February 28th, 2002.
- “Tradición/revolución en La Campaña: la novela del devenir y la novela sobre el tiempo” read at JALLA 2001, V Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Aug. 6-10, 2001.
- “Densidad discursiva en La Campaña de Carlos Fuentes” read at Sexto Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, March 1-3 2001
- “El cronista perdido. La historia oculta de Francisco Pizarro y la conquista del Perú de Hugo Muller: ficcionalización de las tensiones inherentes al proceso de colonización” read at JALLA99, Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana, Cusco, Perú, Aug. 9-15 1999.
- “Memorias del Alto Perú: El grito sagrado. La historia argentina que no nos contaron de Pacho O’Donnell” read at Symposium Cultural Borders of Latin America and Spain, University of California, Riverside, February 25-27, 1999.
- “Nun-sensical narratives in Me, The Worst of all a film directed by Maria Luisa Bemberg” read at Five Rivers Festival of Film, Academic Component, University of Montana, Missoula, September 17-19, 1998.
- “La búsqueda del referente ausente en El farmer de Andrés Rivera” read at Primer Simposio Internacional del CEN (Centro de Estudios de Narratología, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Sept. 23-25, 1998
- “Re-escritura de la oposición pobreza-progreso en la novela zapoteca Cantares de los vientos primerizos” read at Primer Congreso de Literatura Indígena de América, ICLIA, July 28-31 1998, Guatemala, Guatemala.
- “Postmodernidad y modernidad: una polémica que continúa en Latinoamérica” read at CIESAS (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores de Antropología Social) San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México, March 5th 1998.
- “El Farmer de Andrés Rivera: Reescritura de la historia” read at the Department of French, Italian and Spanish, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. March 1997.
- Chair and moderator on Session 22 "20th Century Spanish American Literature: Argentina” at Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder. October, 13-15, 1995.
- "La constitución del sujeto discursivo en Trenes del Sur de Carlos Hugo Aparicio", read at Mid- America Conference on Hispanic Literatures, University of Colorado at Boulder, Oct. 13-15, 1995.

- "Entre la palabra y el acto: "La pila de ladrillos" de Carlos Hugo Aparicio", JALLA 95 Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina, Aug. 10-15, 1995.

-"Postmodernity and Latin American Culture" Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages Conference, Missoula, MT, May 12-14 1994.
-"La poética de Octavio Paz". Guest Speaker at the Montana Association of Language Teachers, University of Montana, Missoula, April 6th 1991.
-"Tematización y problemática del lenguaje en “La muerte en la calle” de José Félix Fuenmayor", Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures, University of Colorado at Boulder, Oct. 4-6, 1990.
-"La dimensión metaficcional en Museo de la novela de la Eterna de Macedonio Fernández".Congreso Nacional de Literatura Argentina, Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad Nacional de Catamarca, Argentina, Oct. 9-12, 1989.
-"Canto General de Pablo Neruda: revitalización del género épico". Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures. Washington University, Missouri, October 27-29, 1988.
-"Historia de Mayta: estudio de composición narrativa". Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, October 15-17, 1987.
-"Técnicas espacializantes en los cuentos de Juan Rulfo". International Colloquium Honoring Juan Rulfo and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, April 23-25, 1987.

Missoula, December 2012

Addendum A.

Latin American Studies Program Director Responsibilities

(NOTE: The LAS Director is aided by a LAS Student Assistant who works under the Director’s supervision).

  • Serve as the main advisor for students registered in Latin American Studies program (interdepartmental program)

  • Teach the core course “Introduction to Latin American Studies” (offered every Fall).

  • Supervise duties of Latin American Studies Assistant.

  • Keep track of students who graduate and students who join the program.

  • Keep the University community informed about LAS course offerings and academic activities.

  • Advertise LAS activities on campus and Missoula community.

  • Compose list of LAS course offerings on campus each semester, including Study Abroad opportunities.

  • Call and lead meetings with LAS faculty on campus.

  • Keep updated information about internship, volunteering in Latin America for students in the Program.

  • Evaluate students’ courses completed abroad (Latin America) and sign LAS course equivalencies

  • Communicate with LAS faculty on pertinent matters.

  • Request faculty classes names, times and flyers of classes they will teach for the following semester.

  • Communicate with web master to update information.

  • Manage the LAS yearly budget.

  • Travel arrangements for LAS guests (Airfare/Hotel/Communication on Missoula and UM activities).

  • Arrange payments for guests.

  • Scholarships. Write application forms.

  • Receive scholarship applications, scan and send to LAS faculty for review and evaluation

  • Inform LAS faculty and students of activities and events related to Latin American Studies.

  • Review and sign graduation papers for students minoring in Latin American Studies.

  • In charge of Program self-evaluation submitted to UM administration.

Addendum B

Study Abroad Director Responsibilities:
On campus:
*Semester-long orientation course offered prior to Program.

*Recruiting, selection and advising of students.

*General orientation (academic and daily life abroad).

*Opening a UM account to deposit funds for students’ expenses abroad.

*Arranging with local institution housing matters, health, fees, academic placement etc.

*Advising of US students on all travel details (visas, health insurance etc.)

*Maintain open communication with institution abroad.

*Budget preparation for academic services, room and board.

*Local transportation and field trips.

*Responsible for students’ academic placement.

*Obtain course content and syllabi from local institution abroad. Adjust curricular needs for UM students.

*Welcoming students at the airport and introducing them to local families.

*Overseeing academic quality of Program.

*Liaison between students, UM and local institution.

*Organization of field trips.

*Manage Program’s funds. Keep track of expenses.

*Managing all academic administration issues related to students abroad (grades/drop-add petitions/grade appeals/final grades submitted to UM in a timely fashion/transferring of credits earned abroad to UM.

*Supervision of independent research projects.

*Keep students informed about optional cultural activities in Buenos Aires.

*Advising of non-curricular activities for students.

*Teaching one course abroad (one upper division Latin American studies course).

*Overseeing the students’ well-being abroad and providing assistance on academic, health, financial and legal matters.

* 24/7 availability for emergencies.

*Contacting local resources when needed by students.

*Administering students’ evaluations of course offered abroad.

Maria José Bustos Fernández, PhD


Dr. Clary Loisel, PhD

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

The University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812

Phone: (406) 243-2150


Prof. Beatriz Hall

Profesora Adjunta, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Profesora Asociada, Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora. (Argentina)

Phone: 011-54-11-4803-7124.

Dra. María Marta García Negroni

Investigadora independiente CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas)

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires

María Soloeta

Coordinadora, Dirección de Cooperación

e Intercambio Internacional

Universidad del Salvador

Tucumán 1699 - CP 1050

Buenos AIres – Argentina(5411) 4372-3016

Unkury-Chaudrhry, Marja

Director for Study Abroad

Office of International Programs

The University of Montana

Phone: (406) 243-2296

E-mail: marjac@mso.umt.edu

Lic. Raquel Albornoz


Facultad de Lenguas y Estudios Extranjeros

Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires

Phone (54-11-788-5400) Extension 3101.


Additional references
Dr. Stanley Rose, PhD

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

The University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812

Phone: 406.243-2101

E-mail: stanley.rose@umontana.edu

Dra. Silvia Balzano


Investigadora Independiente CONICET

Universidad Catolica Argentina

Phone: 011-54-11-4802-1599

Email: alonetto@overnet.com.ar
Dr. Ricardo Kaliman

Profesor Universidad Nacional de Tucumán

Facultad de Filosofía y Letras

San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

Phone: 011-54-381-421-3406

E-mail: rikaliman@uolsinectis.com.ar
Dra. Alejandra Cebreli

Profesora Adjunta Análisis del Discurso

Carrera de Ciencias de la Comunicación

Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina

E-mail: alejaceb@unsa.edu.ar

Dr. Darío Roldan

Profesor de Historia- Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Departamento de Ciencias Políticas y Estudios Internacionales

Universidad Torcuato di Tella

Buenos Aires, Argentina

E-mail: droldan@utdt.edu
Prof. Alicia Ugarte

Departamento de Sociología

Facultad de Filosofia y Letras

Universidad Nacional de Tucumán

San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

E-mail: alicia_ugarte@yahoo.com.ar
Ana Maria Shua


Buenos Aires, Argentina


Dr. Raymond L. Williams

Professor Latin American Literature

Department of Hispanic Studies

University of California, Riverside

Phone: (951) 827-1394


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