Print Logo
  • DIIS - Awareness

    Department of International & Interdisciplinary Studies

  • DIIS - Classroom

    Department of International & Interdisciplinary Studies

  • DIIS Opportunity

    Department of International & Interdisciplinary Studies

  • DIIS - Study

    Department of International & Interdisciplinary Studies

Department of International and Interdisciplinary Studies

209 Elizabeth Avenue
Honors House/Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2582
Fax: 606-783-5088


MSU Home :: Dr. Itzá A. Zavala-Garrett

Faculty Profile

View All Faculty Profiles
Dr. Itzá A. Zavala-Garrett, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Program/Dept: International and Interdisciplinary Studies
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: Ph.D.
Contact Info:
150 University Blvd.
Breckinridge 215D, MSU
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606.783.9358
Office Hours:

12:40 p.m.-1:40 p.m. Monday, Wednesday

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2



Itzá A. Zavala-Garrett holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before her present academic position, Dr. Zavala-Garrett worked for 5 year as a Visiting Professor at Wake Forest University. In addition, Dr. Zavala has worked in numerous universities in Mexico as a Spanish and Literature professor including Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Universidad del Valle de México (UVM) and Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (UAQ).

Her area of concentration is Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture with an emphasis on 20th Century Mexican Literature, Anthropological and Sociological approaches to Literature, Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Gender Studies. She has published various articles about Mexican writers such as Fernando del Paso, Carlos Monsiváis, María Luisa Puga and Elena Poniatowska. Her book concerning the intellectual subject in Mexican literature after 1968 (Tlatelolco’s massacre) is in process to be published.

Professor Zavala teaching interests are Spanish language and culture, grammar and composition, conversation, Latin American culture and literature.

Living in downtown Morehead, Itzá has discovered that besides meeting wonderful people and, participating in great outdoor activities at Daniel Boone’s National park it isn’t necessary to get a pet because you can have it for free. This town is full of friendly GATOS!
Adam Abston thumbnail

"I'm glad that I chose Morehead due to such small class sizes. All of my teachers know me by name and are concerned enough to know their students as people. I can go to any of my professors outside of class and feel comfortable talking to them, even if it's a random encounter at the theatre or coffee shop." 

Adam  Abston
Burkesville, KY

© Copyright 2014 Morehead State University - 150 University Blvd. Morehead, KY 40351 • 1.800.585.6781
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, educational institution.