• B.A., Spanish, Goucher College
  • M.A., Comparative Literature, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Interest

Rebecca R. Garonzik earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in December 2018. As a graduate student at UNC, Prof. Garonzik taught all levels of Spanish language and culture courses, as well as literature and film courses in the department of English and Comparative Literature. In addition to language and culture courses, at Wooster, she will teach literature courses in her areas of specialization, contemporary Latin American and Latinx literatures. Prof. Garonzik’s research interests include gender and sexuality, contemporary politics and political movements, and women and mental illness. She has published articles on works by Julio Cortázar, Sandra Cisneros, and Cristina Rivera Garza. In her free time, Prof. Garonzik enjoys reading, dancing, watching movies, and bird-watching with her partner.

Courses Taught
  • Beginning Spanish Level I
  • Intermediate Spanish/Grammar, Conversation, and Composition I
  • “Beyond Marcuse: Guevara’s Influence on the Revolutionary Erotic in Julio Cortázar’s Libro de Manuel.” A Contracorriente 13.2 (Winter 2016): 1-24. Web. 8 March 2016.
  •  “Deconstructing Psychiatric Discourse and Idealized Madness in Cristina Rivera Garza’s Nadie me verá llorar.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 43.1 (May 2014): 3-14.
  •  “‘To name that thing without a name’: Linking Poetry and the Child’s Voice in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street.” Letras Femeninas 37.2 (Winter 2011): 139-55.
  • “Queering Feminism: Cristina Rivera Garza’s La cresta de Ilión and the Feminine Sublime.” Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura 14 (Fall 2010): 45-56.
  •  “Permanencias de Juan Rulfo en la crítica contemporánea.” Rev. of Ecos y murmullos en la obra de Rulfo, Ed. Julio Moguel and Enrique Sáinz. Confluencia 24.2 (Spring 2009): 151-53.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill