Dr. Analisa De Grave
Director of Latin American Studies
Office: CEN 4919
Ph: (715) 836-4546
Analisa DeGrave is an associate professor of Spanish in the Languages Department at UW-Eau Claire. In addition to serving on the Latin American Studies committee, Dr. DeGrave teaches Latin American literature and civilization. Her areas of interest include constructions of utopia and dystopia in Latin American poetry, U.S. Latino cultural expressions, and literature of Latin American revolutionary movements.
During the summers of her college and graduate school years Dr. DeGrave worked with the Hispanic migrant community in rural Minnesota at Migrant Head Start, Title I and Migrant Health Services. Her ties to the Midwest also led her to volunteer through Project Minnesota-León in León, Nicaragua.
Analisa DeGrave received her Ph.D. and Masters degree in Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her B.A. in Spanish and History at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
She continues to study Latino/Latin American expressions of utopia. Current projects include a forthcoming book chapter on the poetry of Nuyorican author Tato Laviera and an article on a selection of recently published poems by Ernesto Cardenal.
"Palmares: utopian representations of a runaway settlement in colonial Brazil" appears in the book "New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period," edited by Chloë Houston, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2010, pages 137-158.
November, 2007: DeGrave, Analisa. “Ernesto Cardenal” and “Hora 0” in R. Victoria Arana, ed. The Facts on File Companion to World Poetry, 1900 to the Present. Facts on File: New York, NY.
DeGrave, A. “Ecoliterature and Dystopia: Gardens and Topos in Modern Latin American Poetry.” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 22.2 (Spring 2007): 89-104.
DeGrave, A. “Nancy Morejón: Caution: Yoruban Silences in Utopia.” MaComère : The Journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars7 (2005): 119-135.
DeGrave, A. 2005: “Santiago Waria (1541-1991) o Santiago Waria y Las Primeras Letras: la distopia urbana de Elvira Hernández.” Hispanic Poetry Review 5. 1: 42-57.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Office of Multicultural Affairs Distinguished Service Award 2011
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Excellence in Advising Award 2007
Recent Faculty/Student Research Collaboration:
2008-2011: Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Diversity Mentoring Projects. Student researchers: María Boland, Melissa Gullickson, Liliana Meza, Danielle Smiley and Carlos Villagrán Arias. Guía de Recursos para Eau Claire y sus alrededores (published 2011)