Professor Ilan Stavans, Amherst College, gave the keynote talk at our Winter Weekend program on March 11, 2016.
Ilan Stavans, Amherst College, has taught courses on a wide array of topics such as Spanglish, Jorge Luis Borges, modern American poetry, Latin music,Don Quixote, Gabriel García Márquez, Modernismo, popular culture in Hispanic America, world Jewish writers, the cultural history of the Spanish language, Pablo Neruda, the history of the Spanish language, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Yiddish literature, Jewish-Hispanic relations, cinema, Latin American art, and U.S.-Latino culture. He earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University (1990), an M.A. from Columbia University (1988), an M.A. from The Jewish Theological Seminary (1987), and a B.A. from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (1984).