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Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway - Palamountain Hall, 4th Floor
Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Dr. Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien

Patricia Ivory

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Viviana Rangil
Associate Professor of Spanish

Office: Palamountain 410
Phone:(518) 580-5217

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
  • M.A., Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina


Language and culture; Latino studies; Women's Studies; Contemporary Latin American/Latino cinema; Intergroup Relations (IGR), Food Studies



  • LA 231 Latinidades: Reconfiguring Identities in the US
  • FS221 Writing for Heritage Speakers
  • FS 231 Word of Mouth: Literature and Food
  • TX201 and 201-B Puerto Rico and the Unites States: Culture and Colonialism. On campus portion and travel portion
  • FS376 Iconos en la literatura y en el cine latino
  • FS376 Latinos y latinoamericanos: cultura y globalización
  • FS 323 Spanish in the Media
  • FS 376 Latinos in the U.S.
  • FS 324B Cine latinoamericano y latino
  • LS2 198 Images of Latinas
  • LS2 135 Latin American/Latino Cinema
  • LA 377 Haiti: The First Two Hundred Years (2004)
  • LA 377 The Latin American Urban Experience (2005)
  • WS 220 Too Fat? Too Thin? Women and Eating Disorders



  • Comamos y te cuento: Recetas del norte argentino. Rosario, Argentina: Prohistoria Ediciones, 2013.
  • El cine argentino de hoy: Entre el arte y la política. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Editorial Biblos, 2007.
  • Otro punto de vista: mujer y cine en Argentina. Rosario, Argentina: Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2005.

Selected Articles and Chapters

  • “Holy Mole: A Take on Mexican Cuisine in New York City.” The Ometeca Journal, 18 (2013) forthcoming.
  • “Foodcapes, Foodfields and Identities in Yucuatán.” Book Review. Food, Culture And Society. 16:2 (2013): 330-32
  • “De boca en boca: Dos escritoras argentinas pasando recetas. Género y Cultura En América Latina. Arte, historia y estudios de género. México: El Colegio de México, forthcoming.
  • “Film Directors, Female: Latin America.” In Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K Oyster The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World. Sage, 2011
  • “A Look at What is Happening in Latino (a) Studies.” Latino(a) Research Review, 6 (2007-2008) 128-130
  • "Un texto físico en un contexto político." In Luz Gutiérrez de Velazco, ed. Género y Cultura en América Latina. Arte, historia y estudios de género. México: El Colegio de México, 2003:55-71.
  • “Latinidad, Identity Politics, and Cultural Citizenship.” Latino(a) Research Review, 5 (2003): 132-136. 
  • “Stereotypes but…: Gender Roles in Contemporary Latino Cinema.” Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. 30 (2003): 8-10
  • “Selena: Two Contemporary Cinematographic Interpretations.” In Richard Young, ed. Music, Popular Culture, Identities. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2002: 287-300.
  • “Bodyfilm: The Cinematic Representation of Latinas.” Diálogo. 6 (2002): 4-7.