Ines Rivera, Ph.D.
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Ines Rivera, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

English and Modern Languages Department

Auerbach Hall 212A


PhD  University of Maryland  |   MFA   American University  |   BA   Virginia Tech

Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi is an Instructor and a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland. She specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century Caribbean and Caribbean American literature.  Rivera is a passionate educator who has taught a variety of classes including: Academic Writing; Business Writing; Creative Writing; World Literature by Women; and Global Literature and Social Change. In her literature courses, she shows students how writers from around the world shape narratives in diverse ways while interrogating notions of identity, gender, race, ethnicity, and/or sexuality. She also aims to show how texts provocate, how they harness social, political, and aesthetic power to reveal gaps in history and experiences of migration, alienation, and assimilation. In addition to creating new scholarship on the maroon figure in Hispaniola and teaching, Rivera is a poet. She has published creative writing in Alaska Quarterly Review; Bellevue Literary Review; Nimrod; Puerto de SolThe Caribbean Writer; and Witness. Black Lawrence Press has selected her book, Love Letter to an Afterlife, for publication in May of 2018.