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Rocio Gordon

Rocio Gordon

Assistant Professor

McMurran Hall 121
(757) 594-8201


  • Ph D in Spanish and Portuguese, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
  • BA in Spanish and Latin American Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)


Spanish Language, Latin American Culture, and Film Studies.


Contemporary Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Latin American Cinema, Literary and Film Theory, Avant-Garde.


Dr. Rocío Gordon started her undergraduate studies in the University of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and finished in 2006 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jerusalem, Israel) where she also completed her M.A. in 2007 in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies. Dr. Gordon finished her Ph.D. in 2013 in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland, College Park. She focuses on Contemporary Latin American film and literature, especially from Argentina. She has presented her work in several local and international conferences and has published articles on both film and literature. Her book Narrativas de la suspensión (Narratives of suspension) is coming out in 2017. Her most recent research focuses on third generation Jewish-Argentinean filmmakers and on the representation of the slums in current Argentinean cinema. Dr. Gordon taught Spanish language and Latin American culture classes at the University of Maryland, College Park (2007-2013) and at Lafayette College (2012-2013). She also was a faculty member in Middlebury Languages Schools three summers (2011, 2012 and 2015). At Christopher Newport University she teaches Spanish language and culture classes (especially Spanish in the Digital Age and Conversation via Cinema), upper level Latin American literature and culture classes, the Modern Languages Senior Seminar and International Cinema.

  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2017 ). Narrativas de la suspensión. Libraria Ediciones.

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