About Teresa Longo
Teresa Longo is Professor of Hispanic Studies. She holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. and B.A from the University of Montana. Her scholarship focuses on the relationship between Latin America and the United States as it is articulated culturally.
Professor Longo's publications include Visible Dissent: Latin American Writers, Small U.S. Presses, and the Political Imagination; "Humanity Rendered Visible: Literature, Art and the Post-9/11 Imagination”; and Pablo Neruda and the US Culture Industry. Her current research project centers on the literary legacy of copper mining in the Rocky Mountain West and in Chile.
Her courses engage the literary arts within a global studies framework. She teaches: Local-Global Issues, Urban Images, and Issues in Canon Formation. In Spring '22 she will offer a seminar on Copper, Gold and Silver in Literature and Art.
She is the recipient of William & Mary's Thomas Jefferson Award, a Jefferson Teaching Award, an Alumni Society Teaching Award, and a Plumeri Award; she was recognized by the Case-Carnegie Foundation as a Virginia Professor of the Year.