DR. STACEY ALBA D. SKAR
STACEY ALBA D. SKAR, PH.D.
WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
OFFICE: BERKSHIRE HALL, ROOM 215A, MIDTOWN CAMPUS
Dr. Alba Skar completed her B.A. in Spanish at the University of Illinois at
Champaign-Urbana, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish-American Literature at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her doctoral dissertation completed in
1997 focused on representations of political violence in narrative from Chile
and Argentina. Since that project, she has written numerous articles and book
chapters on human rights issues in Latin America, women's studies, and
Latino/a literature. Dr. Skar has published two books. The first, Voces
Híbridas: La Literatura de Chicanas y Latinas en Estados Unidos is a study of
Chicana and Latina women writers in the United States and transculturation.
The second, The Inferno: A Story of Terror and Survival in Chile is a
translation of a testimonial memoir by Luz Arce, a militant in the resistance
and collaborator with the military dictatorship. Dr. Skar recently published a
translation with Duke University Press: Adiós Muchachos: A Memoir of the
Sandinista Revolution by Sergio Ramírez, former Vice-President of Nicaragua
and well-known literary author. She currently teaches courses at Western
Connecticut State University in Spanish Language, Translation,
Hispanic Cultures, and Latin American and Latino Literatures. Her latest
research explores intersections of globalization and representations of
Latin American and Latina women in film and literature.