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Dr. Ela Molina Morelock

Dr. Ela Molina Morelock
Department:
World Languages
Title:
Professor
Office:
Gatliff Building, RM 220
Phone:
606.539.4604
Bio:

EDUCATION

PhD Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky, 2009
MA Spanish, Miami University, 2004
BA Sociology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1988
Graduate Certificate, Gender Studies, The College of Mexico (COLMEX), 2013
Graduate Certificate, Pre-Columbian Nahuatl Studies, The College of Jalisco, 2009

BIO

Dr. Ela Molina is a Latin Americanist born in Mexico City, and has lived in various countries like Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and the United States. Dr. Molina has also visited and/or participated in conferences in places such as Canada, Cuba, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Molina has published four books, and various articles in scholar journals on gender studies, Hispanic Studies, culture, literature, and history of Latinos/Hispanics in the Americas.

Besides her academic work at UC, Dr. Molina serves the College Board and ETS by grading AP exams every summer. Dr. Molina was promoted in the summer of 2018. Dr. Molina has also served as chair of the Spanish Caucus in the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA). She also belongs to the Modern Language Association (MLA); the Latin American Studies Association (LASA); The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), and honor societies such as Sigma Delta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi.

Dr. Molina has been a public servant, a faculty member, and a social activist in Mexico, Nicaragua, and the United States. Dr. Molina has three children, and four grandchildren including one who barks and walk on four legs. Dr. Molina thinks that most of the times the one on four legs is the best behaved of them all.

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES

Molina-Morelock, E.M (2019, April). Mujeres en la sociedad mexicana: desmitificando la herencia indígena. KFLC: The Languages, Cultures, and Literatures Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Molina-Morelock, E.M (2018, August). De globalización, megalópolis y distopía en Tras las huellas de mi olvido, de Bibiana Camacho. 5th Annual International Conference Latin America: Tradition and Globalization in the 21st Century. Universidad internacional, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

Molina-Morelock, E.M (2018, July). Voces de la hispanidad en Estados Unidos: una antología literaria. Editor, and Author. University of New Mexico, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Molina-Morelock, E.M (2018, April). Distopía carcelaria e identidad de género en El beso de la mujer araña de Manuel Puig. KFLC: The Languages, Cultures, and Literatures Conference. The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Molina-Morelock, E.M (2017, April). Nellie Campobello (11900-1986): naturaleza, barbarie, civilización y locura. KFLC: The Languages, Cultures, and Literatures Conference. The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Molina-Morelock, E.M (2017, March). Más allá de la Adelita: mujeres filósofas y artifices de la Revolución Mexicana. XIII Jornadas Internacionales de Hispanismo Filosófico: mujer y filosofía en el mundo iberoamericano. 800 Years Celebration. Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.

Molina-Morelock, E.M (2016, October). De lo singular a lo universal: las mujeres mexicanas en la obra de Octavio Paz. Octavio Paz: laberintos del poeta y ensayista: 15 perspectivas críticas. University of Ottawa. Ottawa, Canada.

Molina-Morelock, E.M (2016, April). Maternidad y violencia en Oficio de tinieblas de Rosario Castellanos. The 19th Annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium. Ohio State University.

Molina-Morelock, E.M (2015, April). Nuevas relaciones de género en la novela popular femenina mexicana: Un análisis de Ángeles Mastretta y Laura Esquivel” Discurso femenino y Resistencia. KFLC: The Languages, Cultures, and Literatures Conference. The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Molina-Morelock, E.M (2015, March). Periodismo literatura y construcción de la nación en México: Un análisis de La Insurgenta, de Carlos Pascual. XI Coloquio Internacional Literatura Hispanoamericana y sus valores. UNAM, Mexico.

PERSONAL LINK: https://ucumberlands.academia.edu/ElaMolinaSevilladeMorelock

FACULTY EXPERTISE: Hispanic Culture-Literature; Gender-Race Studies; Visual Studies; Border Studies