Bonnie L. Gasior, Ph.D.

Bonnie L. Gasior, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish


California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840 | Office: AS-338


Research, Service and Teaching Interests

Bonnie Gasior’s research is transatlantic in nature and focuses on early modern Spain and colonial Spanish-America with interests in gender studies, women writers, travel narratives, popular culture, ecocriticism, theater, and poetry. She regularly teaches SPAN 538, SPAN 550, SPAN 500 at the MA level, as well as SPAN 310 at the undergraduate level. She has also taught research methods for the Honors Program (UHP 498). Dr. Gasior is a proponent of high-impact practices (HIPS). She often cites UNIV 300, a service-learning course (“Urban Poverty: Problems and Prescriptions”), as one of the most powerful pedagogical experiences of her career. The course culminated with a hands-on experience in Pittsburgh, PA as part of CSULB’s Alternative Spring Break program (2018 & 2019). Likewise, she has led two, month-long study abroad trips (Madrid, Spain) and co-led two, short-term trips to Havana, Cuba.


2001, Ph.D. Purdue University

1995, M.A., Purdue University

1993, B.A., St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia)

Select Publications


  • Manke, Beth; Gasior, Bonnie; Chang, Michelle. Internships, High-Impact Practices and Provocative Praxis in Higher Education: A Social Justice Framework Based on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Routledge, 2024.
  • Badía, Mindy and Bonnie Gasior, eds. Reconsidering Early Modern Spanish Literature through Mass and Pop Culture: Contemporizing the Classics for the Classroom. Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2021.
  • Badía, Mindy and Bonnie Gasior. Redes Literarias: antología del texto hispánico en su contexto sociohistórico. McFarland P, 2018.
  • Gamboa, Yolanda and Bonnie Gasior, eds. Making Sense of the Senses in the Spanish Comedia. Juan de la Cuesta Press Hispanic Monographs, 2017. *Winner of the 2020 Vern Williamsen Comedia Book Prize.


  • Gasior, Bonnie. “Lope’s Los guanches de Tenerife y conquista de Gran Canaria: An Ecocritical Reading.” Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human, Eds. Maryanne Leone and Shanna Lino. U of Toronto P [Toronto Iberic Series, October 2023.] pp. 33-55.
  • Gasior, Bonnie and Mindy Badía. “Connections as Catalysts or You Are What You Read: Teaching and Learning about Literature.” Foreign Language Association of Northern California, Fall 2022.
  • Gasior, Bonnie. “Free Minds Book Club: Students Reading and Responding to Incarcerated Writers’ Poetry.” Honors Practice: Brief Ideas about What Works in Honors, Digital Commons at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2021, Vol. 17, pp. 260–62.
  • Gasior, Bonnie and Yolanda Gamboa. “From Houses to Humilladeros: Violence, Fear and Zayas’s Female Monster-Victims.” Peculiar Lives in Early Modern Spain: Essays Celebrating Amy Williamsen, Edited by Rob Bayliss, University Press of the South, 2020, pp. 239-252.
  • Gasior, Bonnie. “Women’s Mental Health Advocacy in Lars and the Real Girl and the Don Quixote Connection.” Laberinto Journal, Special Issue on “Reinventing Don Quixote in Cultural Production,” vol. 21, 2019, pp. 103-116.
  • Gasior, Bonnie and Anahit Manoukian. “La locura como crítica social: reexaminando el cuento del loco de Sevilla (Don Quijote II.1).” Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America, vol. 39.1, 2019, pp. 219-232.

Select Awards and Grants

  • 2023 Momentum Award, National Council for Mental Wellbeing (CSU team)
  • 2020, Vern Williamsen Comedia Book Prize (triennial)
  • 2019, CSU system-wide Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award (FILA)
  • 2018, President’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement
  • 2017, Alumni Grant Award, Dept. of Athletics, Ukleja Smart Room Conversion
  • 2016, Summer Research Assistantship, CSULB (mentor for M.A. student, Anahit Manoukian)


Full Curriculum Vitae