Dr. Lydia Masanet
Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
- B.A., Universidad Central de Barcelona
- M.A., University of Colorado
- Ph.D., University of Southern California
Born in Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Lydia Masanet is a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and an affiliated member of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Her scholarly works include Hacia dentro en femenino, a collection of short stories, published by Círculo Rojo, which has received international acclaim, and La autobiografía femenina española contemporánea, published by Editorial Fundamentos, which has been catalogued in libraries around the world and is still widely cited by scholars. She was asked to honor distinguished Catalan writer Mercedes Salisachs with a homage for her publication Espéculo, published by Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In addition, she has published numerous articles and reviews for prestigious journals, such as, Romance Notes at UNC, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos at Washington University, and Los Habitos del deseo at the University Autonoma in Barcelona.
Her field of interest covers women’s contemporary Spanish writers, women’s autobiography, and issues related to women’s studies. Most recently Dr. Masanet has expanded her interests to language pedagogy, technology applied to enhanced language learning, and Spanish language learning for specific purposes.
She has taught classes in Spanish at all levels of the Mercer curriculum, including online. She has directed faculty-led study abroad programs to Spain and also pioneered programs in Spanish for Medical Purposes, internships abroad, and distance learning.