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Ana Rueda
Professor of Spanish Literature & Culture
William T. Bryan Endowed Chair
Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor

Dr. Ana Rueda, born in Bilbao, Spain, earned her M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Florida and her Ph.D in Spanish Literature from Vanderbilt University. Her specialization is Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature. She came to the University of Kentucky in 2002 and served as Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies from 2005 to 2014. From 2015 to 2020 she was John E. Keller Endowed Professor in the Literature, Culture, and Linguistics of Spain and in 2014-15 College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor for excellency in the three areas of Research, Teaching, and Administration/Service. She is William T. Bryan Endowed Chair in Spanish. She has received major research awards, including a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship, a Summer NEH Stipend Award, and an Hispanex Award from the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte in Spain. She is also the recipient of several teaching awards: the Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Great Teacher Award from UK's Alumni Association, and a Teacher Who Made a Difference Honoree.



Contact Information
1153 Patterson Office Tower
1165 Patterson Office Tower
Ph.D., Spanish Literature, Vanderbilt University, 1985

M.A., Linguistics, University of Florida, 1980

B.A., Synoptic Major: Psycholinguistics & Philosophy of Language, Kenyon College, 1977

Research Interests
  • Modern and Contemporary Spanish Studies
  • Short Fiction
  • Writing the Self
  • Transnational Topics
  • Gender Studies and Women's Writing
  • Writing War
  • Colonial/Neocolonial Studies (Spain & Morocco)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Critical Theory and Intellectual History
  • Hispanic Studies
  • War & Gender Work Group
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies