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 Elena Gutierrez


Clinical Assistant Professor, Spanish

401E McMahon Hall



A native of Palencia (Spain), Elena Gutiérrez earned her B.A. in English studies from the Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) where she took part in a year abroad program at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She received her M.A. in Spanish with a TESOL minor from the West Virginia University where she also taught various levels of Spanish. At Catholic University, she has taught all and supervised some of the 101-104 levels of Spanish and currently teaches Translation 320 while working on her dissertation in Early Modern Women’s literature. She took a course on Mexican civilization as part of a CUA study abroad in Puebla (México) in the summer of 2007. Other academic interests include translation, linguistics, and the minority language literatures of Spain.

She has presented on Catalan authors Teresa Pàmies and Carme Riera at the Kentucky FL Conference (2006) and the Conference in Honor of Carme Riera at CUA (2010) respectively.

Also presented “Consumo y caracterización en los personajes secundarios de Fortunata y Jacinta”at the 5th Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film and the other Arts (2008) at the University of Texas at San Antonio.