Degrees: MA Hispanic Linguistics, Michigan State University; Hispanic Literature and Culture, Michigan State University; BA Spanish Literature, University of Michigan
Professional Interests: Interdisciplinary. My publications focus on Hispanic literature as well as gender studies. In women’s and gender studies, I developed a course titled “Starved and Stuffed: Subjectivity and Disordered Eating.” In modern languages, I developed our senior seminar course that was based on the book I published, Consumption, Subjectivity, and Ultra-Contemporary Spanish Literature. To promote cultural awareness and diversity, I invite such speakers to campus as Gabriela Bustelo, a Spanish novelist and feminist, and Claudia Torres, a Honduran poet.
Awards/Accolades: Fulbright Fellowship, Honduras (2011); Marion and Whiting Jasper Foundation Fellowship (2009); Faculty Development Grant (2009); Faculty Development Grant (2008); awarded a grant by the National Autonomous University of Honduras to return to the UNAH in May 2012 to give an address
Key Professional Work:
Becoming and Consumption: the Contemporary Spanish Novel (Lexington Press 2007)
Coup D’etat in 2009 and Honduran Women’s Poetry (under contract with Editorial Guaymuras in Tegucigalpa, Honduras)
Nine keynote addresses in various venues during my Fulbright year as well as a plenary address at another venue
Presentations at numerous conferences in various countries, including an address and workshop on Communicative Language Teaching at the National Pedagogical University in July 2010
Dr. Candice Bosse-Torres specializes in Trans-Atlantic Studies and Gender Studies. Her first articles and book, Becoming and Consumption: the Contemporary Spanish Novel (Lexington Books 2007), focus on the construction of identity and subsequent subjectivity in Spain vis-à-vis the act of consumption, which may not necessarily be tangible. She was awarded a Whiting Fellowship in 2009 to begin research on her second book project that treats Honduran women poets. While in Honduras, she had the opportunity to not only investigate in libraries, but also interview a plethora of poets and secure a book contract with Editorial Guaymura. She has also published interviews with numerous Honduran women poets that focus on the marginalization of women within that society and how that compares to the marginalization of the capital city of Honduras, Tegucigalpa. Dr. Bosse-Torres was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the academic year of 2011. During that time, Dr. Bosse-Torres not only taught a wide variety of classes--ranging from Women's Studies to Spanish Literature to North American Culture and Civilization--but also defined more specifically the theme of her book: the social reality of Honduran women poets and their literary production after the Honduran coup d'etat in 2009.
Dr. Bosse-Torres also teaches Women's and Gender Studies. In particular she teaches Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies focusing on the Integrative Studies Outcome of Media Fluency. Likewise, she teaches a course which she developed entitled "Starved and Stuffed: Subjectivity and Disordered Eating".