Jeannette Acevedo Rivera, PhD

Jeannette Acevedo Rivera, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840 | Office: AS-337


Research, Teaching, and Background

Dr. Jeannette Acevedo Rivera’s comparative research on nineteenth-century Spanish and French literature focuses on the intersections among gender constructions, material culture, and notions of writing and collection. She analyzes both literary texts and cultural artifacts, exploring the particularities of the representation and expression of the female subject throughout the century.  In recent years, Dr. Acevedo Rivera’s research has focused on the nineteenth-century album, which she explores as an archival object, literary topic, social network, and gendered cultural practice. Her analysis of the album is based on the depiction of this social trend in nineteenth-century essays on social customs and literature (novels, plays, and short stories), as well as on the historical albums that she has consulted in archives in France and Spain. She has been invited to present about this topic at the Museo del Romanticismo, in Madrid, and at the University of San Diego, in California.

At Cal State Long Beach, Dr. Acevedo Rivera teaches upper-level undergraduate and MA courses. Her undergraduate curriculum includes from introductory courses, such as Cinema for Spanish Conversation (Spanish 314) and Introduction to Literary Analysis (Spanish 310), to more advanced ones, such as Spanish Civilization (Spanish 430), Literary Masterpieces: Spain (Spanish 330), and Hispanic Short Narrative (Spanish 350). The MA courses she teaches include: The Invention of Spain: Visions in Conflict (Spanish 547), Romanticism and Realism (Spanish 548), The Creators and the Created: Women Authors and Protagonists in Spanish Literature of the XVIII, XIX, and XX Centuries (Spanish 546), and Women and War (Spanish 593).

A native from the countryside of Puerto Rico and a first-generation college student, Dr. Acevedo Rivera is firmly committed to the success of her students at CSULB. She is a feminist and anti-racist educator who aspires to impact the lives and future success of her students through her mentorship and support.



Nineteenth-Century Studies Association’s Inaugural BIPOC Scholars Prize, 2022

For the article: ““One Should Never Write in Albums”: Analyzing Nineteenth-Century Albums as Social Networks”


PhD, Duke University, 2014

Department of Romance Studies, Specialization in French and Spanish Literature 

Dissertation: “Would You Write Something in my Album?” Social Customs and their Literary Depiction in Nineteenth-Century France and Spain

MA, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, 2007 

Department of Comparative Literature 

BA, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, 2004 

Department of Comparative Literature 

Links of Interest

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