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Ricardo Andrade
48 Burrowes, Cubicle 2
University Park , PA 16801
Office Phone: (814) 863-9441

Office Hours:

  • Monday: 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 3:00-4:00 pm
  • By appointment


  1. MA, Hispanic Studies, the University of Seville

Research Interests:

Contemporary Latin American Literature, Historical Fictions, Spatiality, Sound Studies


Ricardo Andrade is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. His primary research interests include Contemporary Latin American Literature, Historical Fictions, Spatiality, Media Studies, and Sound Studies. His current project focuses on representations of the space in contemporary fictions set in colonial times, and explores how the Iberian conquest and the colonial past are reimagined by contemporary authors in spatial and sensorial terms, with emphasis in the aural dimension.

He holds a BA in Literature and other BA in Communications (summa cum laude, Universidad Central de Venezuela) and was a recipient of the AUIP Fellowship (Asociación Iberoamericana de Postgrado) to pursue his Master’s Degree in Hispanic Studies (Universidad de Sevilla). In the past, Ricardo has taught Venezuelan Literature and Writing Courses at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and has worked as a journalist and editor in both print and digital media.

At Penn State, Ricardo has taught SPAN 355 (Topics in the Cultures of Latin America: Fictions and Depictions of the Conquest), SPAN 253w (Introduction to Hispanic Literature), and SPAN 3 (Spanish Language). He has also co-directed and taught in the Summer Study Abroad Program in Ronda, Spain.