Mirla Gonzalez

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

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Location:
Swann 110
Office Hours:
M 11:2:30; T 9-11; F 9-11


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 Spanish 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 forthcoming as part of a collection that explores women’s interaction with STEM fields via the arts and humanities. 

Her teaching interests include scientific and cultural literacy, service-learning, and location-based gaming. An advocate of Open Educational Resources, Dr. González is the Development Editor of OER Acceso.

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


Research Fields:
  • Spanish


  • SPAN-2001: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN-2002: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN-3693: Science And Technology