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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!
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"Morehead State allowed me to further my education and acquire the skills necessary for success. My professors were kind, supportive and understanding. The University staff and students were extremely friendly and if I needed help with anything, there was always someone available to assist me. I truly believe that attending MSU was one of the best decisions I have made."

Faith Brown
Cincinnati, OH

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