Faculty Profile

Hector Reyes Zaga

Associate Professor of Spanish (2009)

Contact Information

reyeszah@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 218
717.245.1158

Bio

Hector earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from the University of Minnesota. He also received a degree in Law from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. His research interests include Mexican literature, Latino/a studies, law and literature, immigration studies, and human rights. His current projects focus on the representation of immigrants in literature produced on the Mexican border through the framework of human rights.

Education

  • Licenciatura en Derecho, Universidad Iberoamericana-Mexico, 1997
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, 2005
  • Ph.D., 2009

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

LALC 390 Human Rights in Lat Am Lit
Cross-listed with SPAN 410-01. This seminar explores the aesthetic and ethical complexities of the relationship between human rights and literature, throughout the analysis of well-known cases of human rights abuses that occurred in Latin America during the twentieth and twenty first century. We will read a variety of literary, legal and visual texts such as novels, short stories, plays, testimonials, treaties, legal cases, songs, films etc.

SPAN 410 Human Rights in Lat Am Lit
Cross-listed with LALC 390-01. This seminar explores the aesthetic and ethical complexities of the relationship between human rights and literature, throughout the analysis of well-known cases of human rights abuses that occurred in Latin America during the twentieth and twenty first century. We will read a variety of literary, legal and visual texts such as novels, short stories, plays, testimonials, treaties, legal cases, songs, films etc.

SPAN 500 Independent Study