Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico
Nereida Segura-Rico, a native of Spain, specializes in comparative literature of the Americas, with an interest in African-American and Afro-Hispanic literature. Her areas of research are testimonial writing; Caribbean literature; Latino/a literature in the U.S.; and the politics of memory.
She is currently working on narratives by and about migrants to the United States and on chronicles of violence in Latin America. Dr. Segura-Rico teaches a wide range of courses in Spanish language and in Spanish and Spanish-American literature and culture, both for the department of Modern and Classical languages and for the core curriculum in the School of Arts & Sciences. Her course offerings include Testimonial Writing and Human Rights in Latin America; Modern Spain: Nationalism and Identity; Literature of the Spanish Caribbean; Advanced Composition; and Contemporary Hispanic Readings.
Dr. Segura-Rico also teaches for the Honors Program, including courses such as Discourses of Slavery in the Americas and Memory, Remembering, Telling (Junior/Senior Colloquium). Dr. Segura-Rico collaborates with other faculty to organize and lead trips to Spain and Puerto Rico that are part of the Bridging Cultures study abroad program. She is also the coordinator of the Summer Study Abroad Program in Alicante, Spain. Dr. Segura-Rico enjoys working closely with her students and bringing her interdisciplinary approach to the courses she teaches.
Honors offerings: Discourses of Slaveries in the Americas; Memory, Remembering, Re-telling