Nancy Vosburg

Nancy Vosburg

Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Spanish

Prior to finishing her doctoral degree, Dr. Vosburg worked at the U.S. embassy in Madrid, Spain, for more than four years as a translator.

  • Ph.D.,The University of Iowa
  • M.A., The University of Iowa
  • B.A., Simpson College

Contact

Course Sampling

  • Spanish literature, film and culture courses

Areas of Expertise

  • Lesbians in contemporary Spain
  • Women in Spanish literature

Biography

Nancy Vosburg, currently the chair of the modern languages and literatures department, is a professor of Spanish. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees while a teaching-research fellow at the University of Iowa. Prior to finishing her doctoral degree, she worked at the U.S. embassy in Madrid, Spain, for more than four years as a translator. She had also lived in Spain during her junior year abroad, and continues to travel there frequently. She enjoys teaching different aspects of Spanish culture, language, literature and film. She is also an avid reader and a golf enthusiast.

Research

  • Contemporary Spanish Women's Literature
  • The Detective Novel in Spain
  • Spanish Lesbian Studies
  • Women's Exile Studies

Publications

  • Iberian Crime Fiction. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011.
  • Lesbian Realities/Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011.
  • Un deseo propio. Barcelona: Bruguera, 2009.