Eastern Michigan University
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Deanna H. Mihaly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

714Q Pray Harrold



Home Department

World Languages


Ph.D. Tulane University, 2004
Spanish, Minor in Feminist Theory
Specialization in Latin American Literature

M.A. Michigan State University, 1994

B.A. Hillsdale College, 1992

Interests and Expertise

Contemporary women writers in Latin America.

Curriculum Vitae

Publications and Presentations

“The Stealth Approach to Critical Thinking and Cultural Awareness in Early Language Learning,” in the 2008 Central States Conference Report, March 2008, 37-54.
“Re-Scripting the resistive Body in Nunca estuve sola by Nidia Díaz” Letras Femeninas, Cuerpo/Género/texto: El imaginario corporeal en la literatura femenina hispánica XXX.1 (2004): 79-91.

Review of Before the Boom by Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez, Feministas Unidas 23.1 (2003): 17.

“Initiating contact with migrant community in Southwest Virginia,” Just Connections Toolbox on Community Based Research, Bonner Foundation, 2003.

“En-Gendering the Narrator of Los Recuerdos del porvenir,” Romance Languages Annual Vol. XI (1999).

“Socially Constructed/Essentially Other: Servants and Slaves in María de Zayas’
Desengaños amorosos,” Romance Languages Annual Vol. X (1998).

Paper Presentation at North Central Council of Latin Americanists Conference, "Alicia Partnoy's Theatre of Witness in Response to Argentina's Dirty War." Holland, MI, September 2012.

Panel and Paper Presentation at National Women's Studies Association conference, "From Program to Department: Transitional Challenges in Organization and Curriculum. Atlanta, November 2011.

Paper Presentation at Pre-Conference Session for Program Administrators at National Women's Studies Association Conference, "International Internship for Women in Costa Rica." Atlanta, November 2011.

Leader of Discussion at Faculty Development Center Jam Session, "Discussion of My Freshman Year." EMU, October 2011.

Presenter, "The Performance of Trauma in the Creation of Collective Public Memory," Wilfrid Laurier University Conference on Memory, Mediation, Remediation, Waterloo, ON, April 2011.

Presenter, "Teaching Women's Studies to First Year Students," Michigan Women's Studies Association Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, March 2011.

Presenter: "A Feminist Analysis of Propaganda in Latin American Testimonio," Ohio Latin Americanist Conference, Bowling Green, OH, February 2011.

Presenter: “The Tortured Body as a Site of Memory Enunciation,” NWSA Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2009.

Presenter: "Study Abroad: A Vehicle to Improved Communication and Global Engagement," America Engages the World, Ypsilanti, MI, September 2009.

Presenter: “The Quiet Revolution of Michelle Bachelet’s Presidency in Chile,” Michigan Women’s Studies Association Conference, Ypsilanti, MI, April 2008.

Courses Taught

  • WGST 200: Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WGST 400: Capstone Seminar
  • WGST 487: Internship in Women's and Gender Studies
  • WGST 686, 687, 688: Practicum

The Women's and Gender Studies Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344