Hortensia Calvo

Contact

Name

Hortensia Calvo

Title

Doris Stone Director of The Latin American Library

Phone

(504) 865-5681

Department

The Latin American Library

Responsibilities

The Director of the Latin American Library oversees policy, budgets, operations, collections, acquisitions, fundraising, public relations, a visiting fellowship program, and the work of five permanent staff. She provides leadership and vision in developing programs and services related to Latin American Studies; maintains professional contacts appropriate to the mission of the department; and represents Tulane University in local, national and international forums related to Latin American libraries and librarianship.

Degrees & Professional Certifications

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Latin American Research Librarianship, Perkins Library, Duke University

Ph.D., Spanish, Yale University

M.A., Spanish and Spanish American Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Licenciatura, Philosophy, Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)

Professional Affiliations

Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)

Professional Interests

Early modern Spanish American literature; Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz; print culture and social history of the book in Latin America; area studies librarianship.

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