Academics: Faculty

Anastasia Valecce, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 450

Ph.D. in Spanish, Emory University
M.A. in Literary Translation, Universita di Lettere e Filosofia, Siena (Italy)
B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature, Istituto Orientale, Naples (Italy)

Courses Taught:

Fall 2012
Elementary Spanish 101
Elementary Spanish 102
Intermediate Spanish 201

Spring 2013
Intermediate Spanish 201
Intermediate Spanish 202

Fall 2013
Intermediate Spanish 201

Spring 2014
Spanish Conversation 303
Survey of Spanish American Literature 310

Research Interests:
Contemporary Caribbean Studies with a special focus on Cuba, Literature, Performance Studies, Visual Culture, Film Studies, and pop culture.

Recent Publications:
"Rome-Havana Round Trip: Cesare Zavattini Travels to Cuba", Small Axe (under revision), 2012

“(Re) presentando Cuba: Pájaros de la playa (re)visita La Habana.” Cuadernos de Literatura del Caribe e Hispanoamérica No.11. (pp 41-55). Cartagena: Ediciones Universidad de Cartagena- Universidad del Atlántico, 2011.

 DIÁLOGOS NEORREALISTAS: EL NEORREALISMO ITALIANO EN LA REVOLUCIÓN CUBANA (1959-1969) published in the online Actas Congreso Caribe 2010, Universidad de Cordoba, Argentina:


Emory University Laney Graduate School Competitive Professional Development Research
Funds, awarded in Fall 2010 for Spring 2011: Field research in Havana, Cuba and Rome, Italy.
Emory University Laney Graduate School Funding for Summer Workshop in Salamanca
(Spain) for Summer 2008

Anastasia was born and raised in Southern Italy and earned her undergraduate degree from Università l’Orientale in Naples in Foreign Language and Literature with a double major in Spanish and English and a minor in Portuguese. Following her graduation, she moved to Siena, Italy, to pursue a master’s in Literary Translation and Text Editing from Spanish to Italian. She also worked for a publishing house in Italy, where she has published several Latin American novels as translator and editor. In 2006 she collaborated with the Italian Department at Emory University teaching Italian culture and working as art director in a documentary film about Southern Italian dance cultures.

Anastasia has worked as an instructor of Spanish and Italian both in the United States and in Europe. Currently, Anastasia is a Ph.D. in Spanish (Latin American Literature) at Emory University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and she is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Spelman College.