RoseAnna Mueller, PhD, is Associate Professor of Spanish, Italian, and Humanities in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago. She is Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Columbia College Chicago. Dr. Mueller is also a translator and cross-cultural communications trainer.
Dr. Mueller’s fields of specialization include sixteenth century literature of Spain, Italy, and England; the pastoral tradition; Italo-Hispanic literary relations; the Spanish Chronicles of the conquest of the New World; women's literature of the Italian fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; and contemporary Latin American women's literature. She’s contributed to numerous publications, including Voices in Italian Americana, Hispania, The Renaissance Quarterly, Cultures, Communities and the Arts Foreign Language Accents, Italica, The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, The Encyclopedia of Mexico, Latin America as its Literature, The Hispanic Connection, and Catholic Women's Writers. Dr. Mueller is also the author of Teresa de La Parra: A Literary Life (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012).
Dr. Mueller has presented on a number of subjects, including Columbus, Cabeza de Vaca, Gonzalo Guerrero, La Malinche, The Virgin of Guadalupe, Jorge de Montemayor, Antonia Pulci, and Teresa de al Parra. She has presented her work to the Modern Language Association; the Midwest Modern Language Association; Northeast Modern Language Association; American Association; Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese; Illinois Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages; Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature; American Association of Italian Teachers; American Italian Historical Association; International Comparative Literature Association; Kentucky Foreign Language Conference; The Hispanic Connection; the School of Visual Arts; and the Renaissance Society of America. Many of her presentations have been at international conferences in Mexico, Italy, Spain, Canada, the Netherlands, Vienna, Caracas, Brazil, and Portugal.
In 1995, Dr. Mueller received the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Curriculum Design. At Columbia, she designed the Latino and Latin America Studies minor (formally known as the Latino/Hispanic minor) and the Women’s and Gender Studies minor. Both minors are housed in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences.
Dr. Mueller was also a Fulbright Scholar to Venezuela from 2002 to 2004, where she taught Latin American Women's Literature at the Universidad de los Andes, Mérida.
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Dr. RoseAnna Mueller
Columbia College Chicago
Department of HHSS
600 S. Michigan Ave.