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Rosario TorresAssociate Professor of Spanish
Full-time

Ph.D., Hispanic Language and Literatures (Twentieth Century Peninsular), Stony Brook University

M.A., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Stony Brook University

B.A., Media Studies (Journalism), Universidad de Sevilla

e-mail: rzt1@psu.edu
Phone: 610-396-6408
Office: 314 Gaige Building

Profile:

Dr. Rosario Torres is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Penn State Berks. Her research focuses on contemporary Spanish (Peninsular) Cultural Studies and Literature. She is interested in deconstructing traditional definitions of gender, adopting an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates both semiotic and ideological perspectives. Her research challenges codified  representation conventions in contemporary Spanish mass media to suggest new ways of perceiving them and to propose better images as alternative. Consistent with this goal, her article Medios de deseo. Apuntes para el análisis de la representación femenina en la publicidad contemporánea. El caso español (Desiring Media. Methodological Suggestions for the Analysis of Women's Representation in Contemporary Advertising. The Specific Case of Spain), for instance, offers consideration a critical practice that manifests the circulation of meanings between advertising, ideology, and the audience that insists on complicating its discourse.

Most Recent Publications:

“Resistencia a la cosificación desde las representaciones heredadas: El caso del documental La mujer, cosa de hombres.” Revista Cuestiones de Género: de la igualdad y la diferencia (7). Universidad de León. 2012. 327-336.

Siempre mujer, Latina y Cosmopolitan en español: Estado de las revistas femeninas para hispanas en Estados Unidos.” Global Media Journal México, Volumen 9, Número 17. 2012. 140-155.