Dr. Liliana Dorado

Associate Professor of Spanish

Liliana Dorado joined the Hope College faculty in 2004 after teaching for three years at Texas A&M University.

At Hope she teaches Advanced Spanish Grammar and Conversation, 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture, and Introduction to Literature. She also directs the department’s May Term program in Malaga, Spain, which focuses on literature and art.

Areas of expertise

Liliana’s dissertation studies the testimony of women who were in prison during the Spanish Civil War. She studies literature by female Spanish authors and by people who left Spain for political reasons during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco and went to Latin America, where many of them wrote about their experience. She is also interested in children’s literature written in Spanish.


  • Ph.D., Spanish literature and culture, University of Florida, 2001
  • B.A., world literature, Catholic University, Montevideo (Uruguay), 1985
  • B.A., elementary education, Instituto de Formación Docente, Montevideo (Uruguay), 1984

Selected grants, honors and awards

  • “Galician Literature,” Great Lakes Colleges Association grant, 2011
  • “La Guerra Civil Española in the Writings of Carlota O’Neill,” Jacob E. Nyenhuis research grant, Hope College, 2008
  • “Gender and Medicine in 1900s Spain,” Jacob E. Nyenhuis grant, Hope College, 2007
  • Participant, “Islamic Presence in Spain and Europe” workshop in Granada (Spain), IES Faculty Development Grant, Hope College, 2006

Selected publications

  • “Canon de la Literatura infantil Uruguaya. Una selección,” in Retorno aos clásicos: Obras imprescisdíbeis da narrativa infantil e xuvenil, ed. B. R. Rechou, I. Soto, and M. Rodríguez (Xerais), 2015
  • “(Des) enmascarando el mito del sueño americano en Cajas de cartón de Francisco Jiménez,” with R. Fernández, MediAzioni, 2015
  • “Represión política e identidad adolescente: Árboles blancos de Magdalena Helguera,” Alba de América, 2012
  • Co-edited (with M. André) a special issue of Letras Femininas, 2011
  • “Memoria histórica y compromiso ético en Los Niños perdidos de Laura Ripoll,” Letras Femeninas, 2011
Dr. Liliana Dorado

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