As executive director at Reves Center for International Studies, Teresa Longo's work spans a wide scope: enhancing internationalization across the university’s five schools (arts & sciences, business, marine science, law and education); overseeing the center’s three areas of specialization (global education, global engagement and international students, scholars and programs); and promoting the internationalization of learning, teaching and research at William & Mary.
In addition to continuing as Reves executive director, as associate provost for international affairs, Longo is the senior international officer at W&M and has international signature authority for the provost. The associate provost also nurtures W&M’s external international academic partnerships. The role may also include outreach to federal agencies such as the national endowments for the humanities and the arts and the U.S. Department of Education.
Teresa Longo is Professor of Hispanic Studies. She holds a Ph.D. 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.
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 U.S. 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 offered a seminar on Copper, Gold and Silver in Literature and Art.
Longo is the recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Award, a Jefferson Teaching Award, an Alumni Society Teaching Award, and a Plumeri Award; and she was recognized by the Case-Carnegie Foundation as a Virginia Professor of the Year.