Maritza Stanchich


Academic Degree
Ph.D. University of California-Santa Cruz (2003)

Areas of Expertise: American, U.S. Latino, and Caribbean Literatures

Contact Information

Office location: English Department, Pedreira Building, Office #5, Basement of Pedreira Building, College of Humanities
Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm or by appointment.
Phone: (787) 764-0000 ext. 89631
Messages: (787) 764-0000 ext. 89611  (at the English Department office)

Brief biography

Maritza Stanchich, PhD, is a Professor of English at University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, where she teaches Caribbean, Latina/o and U.S. Literatures, and served for four years in the Academic Senate. Her scholarship on William Faulkner in circum-Caribbean context has appeared in Mississippi Quarterly, and in Sargasso journal she has published on literature of the Puerto Rican diaspora, and the crisis at UPR. Her academic articles have also appeared in Prospero’s Isles: The Presence of the Caribbean in the American Imaginary (2004), Writing Off the Hyphen: New Perspectives on the Literature of the Puerto Rican Diaspora (2008), Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement (2010), Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Martín Espada (2014) and The AmeRícan Poet: Essays on the Work of Tato Laviera (2014). She previously worked as an award-winning journalist and her more recent columns for The Huffington Post and The New York Times helped bring international attention to the crisis in Puerto Rico. She has also worked for academic unionization at University of California, Santa Cruz, and with the Asociación Puertorriqueña de Profesores Universitarios.

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