Irvin Hall, 268
Oxford, OH 45056
Colonial Mexico; Aztec mythology; Latin American colonial women writers; Medieval Spanish romances; Crypto-Jewish culture; the Inquisition(s); Speculative fiction; Spanish pedagogy.
Ph.D., Ohio State University (Latin American Literature and Culture)
B.S., Miami University (Spanish Education)
B.Ph., Miami University (Interdisciplinary Studies)
Professor Dollinger began her academic career here at Miami as a Western major with a focus in Spanish Education. She was a member of Sigma Delta Pi, Tertulia and MUFLEA, and also studied at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico. After graduating, she briefly taught high school before deciding to pursue her Master's degree. She returned to Miami, and was able to return to Universidad de las Américas for a summer to research her thesis on Aztec mythology, and to travel to Cuba as part of a departmental field trip. She completed her doctoral studies at the Ohio State University, and wrote her dissertation on the Mexican Inquisition.
Since then, she has taught at Kent State University (Kent and Stark campuses) and the University of Akron, before getting a job as a Visiting Asssistant Professor here at Miami, bringing her full circle.
She most recently presented a paper entitled "Loyalties in
Conflict: A 16th Century Spanish Crypto-Jew in Mexico" in the department's "Diaspora in the Hispanic and Luso- Brazilian World" conference (November 13, 2010).