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
Jeannette.AcevedoRivera@csulb.edu | 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.
- “Between Conformity and Transgression: Approaches to Writing in the Albums of Emilia Pardo Bazán.”: The Palgrave Handbook of Transnational Women’s Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century (Forthcoming, 2023)
- ““One should never write in albums”: Analyzing nineteenth-century albums as social networks.” Nineteenth Century Contexts (Volume 44, Summer 2022)
- “Un “proto-cursi” mendicante: Las transgresiones de género de Frasquito Ponte Delgado en Misericordia, de Benito Pérez Galdós.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies (Volume 99, Spring 2022)
- “Entre botas, manteletas y vestidos: Los objetos de moda como significantes de la clase social en la novela Tormento, de Benito Pérez Galdós.” Decimonónica. (Volume 16.2, Summer 2019)
- “Of Frivolous Female Collectors and Manipulative Male Contributors: The Depiction of the Nineteenth-Century Album in Essays on Social Customs.” Nineteenth Century Studies. (Volume 29, Spring 2019)
PhD, Duke University, 2014
Department of Romance Studies, Specialization in French and Spanish Literature
Dissertation title: “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
- American Comparative Literature Association
- Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades
- Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas, Inc.
- Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies
- Modern Language Association
- Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
- Sociedad de Literatura Española del Siglo XIX