Dr. Adelaida Cortijo, Professor of Spanish and Chairperson of Modern Languages and Cultures Dept, came to SRU in 2006. She holds a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from University of California, Berkeley, an MA in Golden Age Theater from Texas Tech University, and an MA in Library Science from Universidad San Pablo C.E.U., Madrid, Spain. Dr. Cortijo is an active scholar and has published several books and articles in recent years. Her most recent book, published in 2015, is a critical edition of Lope de Vega's play, La villana de Getafe, one of the most prolific and prestigious playwrights from the Spanish Golden Age of Literature. The edition was used by the Joven Compañía de Teatro Clásico for the performance of the play in May 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Her research interests include Golden Age Theater, medieval and renaissance Spanish Peninsular literature, and second language acquisition. Dr. Cortijo has also presented her research at several international and national conferences in Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, and California, among others.
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