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Marveta M. Ryan-Sams

  • Marveta Ryan SamsDr. Marveta Ryan-Sams is an associate professor of Spanish. She teaches courses in language and composition, as well as Hispanic American and Caribbean literature and culture.

    Dr. Ryan-Sams completed her doctorate in Hispanic Literatures at Harvard University in 1999, with a dissertation titled Race, Culture, and Nation in Late Nineteenth-Century poetry from the Dominican Republic. She has published articles and given conference presentations on Dominican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican literature about African and Native American heritage.