Isabel Vergara

Isabel Vergara

Associate Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish Literature
Address: Phillips Hall
Phone: 202-994-6312


Professor Vergara received her licenciatura (teaching license) from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá) in 1974. She was awarded a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1988. After teaching for three years at The Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, she joined The George Washington University faculty as an Assistant Professor of Spanish in 1989. Professor Vergara’s main research areas are: Gabriel García Marquez, women writers, and contemporary Latin American writers. She has published extensively on these topics, and she has given lectures nationally and internationally In 1996, Professor Vergara was invited to participate as a literary critic in a seminar entitled “Un escritor en su laberinto” with Gabriel García Márquez in Guadalajara, Mexico. She was elected Director of the Revista de Estudios Colombianos by The Association of Colombianists in 1993.

Office Hours

TR 1:00pm-2:00pm and by appointment

Classes Taught

Fall 2014 Courses: SPAN3410.10, SPAN4910W.10