(leave fall 2011)
Office Hours: M/W 2:30-4 & by appt.
Professor Mosby received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research and teaching focus on Latin America, particularly Afro-Hispanic literature and culture in the Caribbean, as well as African American literature, gender studies, and postcolonial theory. Her publications include "Dolores Joseph Montout's 'Limón on the Raw': A Study of Language, Intrahistory, and Afro-Costa Rican Identity" in PALARA: Publication of the Afro/Latin American Research Association and "¿Vestiremos a las musas en trajes negros?" with Franklin Perry in Fronteras. Her book Place, Language, and Identity in Afro-Costa Rican Literature (Missouri, 2003) is a literary history of Black writing from Costa Rica, and examines issues of cultural and national identity in literary works by four generations of writers of West Indian descent. She is currently preparing a critical study on the works of Afro-Costa Rican writer Quince Duncan.