Lía Schwartz appointed to the Graduate Center

August 1, 2000

Lía Schwartz
Lía Schwartz
Distinguished Professor, Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages and Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature

Lía Schwartz, originally from Argentina, has studied at the University of Buenos Aires, the University of Mainz, Germany, and the University of Illinois, where she earned her Ph.D. She has taught at Fordham University, New York University, Princeton University, and Queens College, CUNY, and came to The Graduate Center from Dartmouth, where she held an endowed chair in Spanish and was chair of the Spanish and Portuguese department. A celebrated scholar in the field of Renaissance and baroque Spanish literature, Schwartz has special expertise in the works of Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645) and other Renaissance authors, the subjects of her widely published books and articles. She has been active in the Modern Language Association and other professional organizations and is now chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Queen Sophia Spanish Institute in New York. Professor Schwartz is also an advisory board member of numerous significant journals in her field, is a board member of the International Association of Golden Age Studies, and was secretary general (1992-98) and president (1998-2001) of the International Association of Hispanists.

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