Dr. Maria C. Andre of the Hope College Spanish faculty has co-authored "Entre mujeres: Colaboraciones, influencias e intertextualidades en la literatura y el arte latinoamericanos" ("Between Women: Collaborations, Influences and Intertextualities in the Literature and Art of Latin Americans"), published earlier this year by Editorial RIL of Santiago, Chile.

Andre wrote the book, which is in Spanish, in collaboration with Dr. Patricia Rubio, who is a professor and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The text explores the ways in which collaborative works, influences and intertextualities have contributed to the development of literary and artistic discourses in the field of feminine/feminist Latin American studies.

Andre is also the editor of "Chicanas and Latin American Women Writers: Exploring the Realm of the Kitchen as a Self-Empowering Site" (Edwin Mellen Press, 2001) and the "Antologia de Escritoras Argentinas Contemporaneas" ("Anthology of Contemporary Argentine Authors"), (Editorial Biblos, Buenos Aires).

She is an associate professor of Spanish at Hope, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1994. She holds her undergraduate degree from the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and her doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany.