Mirla Gonzalez

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Online & Prof. Education, Academic Professional

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Location: Swann 112
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-3:00
Email Address: mgonzalez96@gatech.edu


A native of El Salvador, Mirla González earned her B.S. in Biomedical Science from Marist College and M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Kansas. She specializes in 19th-21st century Penninsular literature and film, particularly the intersection between science, technology, ethics, and literature.

Her research interests include the portrayal of biotechnology and robotics in relation to sex and gender in Spanish Science Fiction and how Science Fiction has been used to mediate Arab, African, and Spanish cultures. Her article, “Biotech, Barceló, Bustelo: Reproduction, Motherhood and Gendered Hierarchies in Spanish Science Fiction” is part of the edited volume, A Laboratory of Her Own: Women and Science in Spanish Culture. This collection explores women’s interaction with STEM fields via the arts and humanities. 

An advocate of Open Educational Resources, Dr. González is the Development Editor of OER Acceso. Acceso is an open-access digital platform that supports the development of transcultural competence among language learners. 

  • Ph.D. Spanish, University of Kansas, 2018
  • M.A., Spanish, University of Kansas, 2013
  • B.S. Biomedical Science & Spanish, Marist College, 2011
Areas of
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Science Fiction
  • Women, Science And Technology


Research Fields:
  • Spanish
  • Europe
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Language Acquisition
  • Science and Technology
  • Science Fiction


  • SPAN-1001: Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN-1002: Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN-2001: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN-2002: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN-3101: Conversation I
  • SPAN-3122: Cultural Hist-Spain II
  • SPAN-3693: Science And Technology
  • SPAN-3813: Special Topics: Ethics, Science, Gender
  • SPAN-4695: Spanish Internship
  • SPAN-6695: Internship Abroad Span A
  • SPAN-6696: Internship Abroad Spanish B

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