Iana Konstantinova

  • Professor of Spanish
  • Spanish Program Coordinator

Education

  • Ph.D. in Spanish Literature, University of Virginia, 2006
  • M.A. in Spanish Literature, University of Virginia, 2002
  • B.A. magna cum laude with University Honors in English and Spanish, Texas Christian University, 1998

I love mentoring students and watching them grow into their full potential. I enjoy seeing alumni succeed in the workplace and hope they stay in touch with me after they graduate.


Education


  • Ph.D. in Spanish Literature, University of Virginia, 2006
  • M.A. in Spanish Literature, University of Virginia, 2002
  • B.A. magna cum laude with University Honors in English and Spanish, Texas Christian University, 1998

Courses


  • Core: Classics of Western Literature
  • Spanish Major: Topics: Don Quijote, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Julio Cortázar, Jorge Luis Borges, Spanish American Short Story, Spanish Conversation, Business Spanish; Survey of Spanish American Literature, Survey of Iberian Literature, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Spanish Grammar and Writing, Culture of Spain, Culture of Spanish America, Spanish I-IV
  • Travel Study: Madrid, Spain (2009), Granada, Spain (2011)

Teaching Positions & Professional Experience


  • Joined the Southern Virginia University faculty in 2007
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington and Lee University, 2005-2007
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, 2000-2005
  • Taught English, Spanish, and French at Burleson High School, 1998-2000

Scholarship & Creative Work


  • Research centers on contemporary Spanish and Spanish American Literature, especially metafiction
  • Published articles in Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Literature, Variaciones Borges, Crítica Hispánica, The Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica, Letras Hispanas, Ciberletras, Hipertexto, Cincinnati Romance Review
  • Book chapter in “Mito e historia en la televisión y el cine español,” Ed. Christine Blackshaw Naberhaus. Editorial Albatros, 2019
  • Borgesian Libraries and Librarians in Television Popular Culture
  • Posthumanism in Rosa Montero’s Lágrimas en la lluvia and El peso del corazón
  • The Reality of Representation: An Examination of the Double in El calígrafo de Voltaire by Pablo De Santis
  • “The Metafictional Vampires of Buenos Aires: A Study of Los anticuarios by Pablo De Santis
  • Currently co-editing a book “Crear entre mundos: nuevas perspectivas en la metaficción española.” Scheduled for publication by Editorial Albatros in 2021.

Awards, Leadership & Service


  • Division Chair of Social Sciences, Southern Virginia University, 2018-present
  • Faculty mentor to Women’s Lacrosse Team, 2015-present

Memberships


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Delta Pi, Faculty Advisor
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society