Mayte López

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Lector of Spanish
Ph.D. City University of New York (2023)

Mayte López holds a Ph.D. in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures from The City University of New York (CUNY), an M.A. in Literature from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University (NYU). 

Mayte is deeply engaged in the study of teaching approaches in second language acquisition, with a specific emphasis on language learning through culture. Prior to teaching at Yale, she taught at Columbia University and Lehman College. She is dedicated to helping students develop their language skills, encouraging cultural immersion, and fostering cross-cultural communication.

Her research encompasses contemporary literature and film, transatlantic studies, and memory studies. Recently, her academic work has focused on Latin American and Spanish women writers, exploring the construction of narrative voice, as well as the relations between fiction, gender, and feminism.

She is the author of the novels De la Catrina y la flaca (Sudaquia, 2016), and Sensación térmica (Libros del Asteroide, 2021).