Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Online & Prof. Education, Academic Professional
- School of Modern Languages
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
- 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
- "Biotech, Barceló, Bustelo: Reproduction, Motherhood and Gendered Hierarchies in Spanish Science Fiction"
In: A Laboratory of Her Own: Women and Science in Spanish Culture [Peer Reviewed]
Date: January 2021