Dr. Diana Palardy


A headshot of Diana Palardy, professor at Youngstown State University

Diana Palardy is an associate professor of Spanish at Youngstown State University who received her Ph.D. from University of Virginia and her M.A. from University of Colorado at Boulder. Among her publications are articles in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Romance Notes, and Revista Chilena de Literatura. She has presented papers for the American Comparative Literature Association, Society for Utopian Studies, Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Crossing Over Symposium at Cleveland State University, and West Virginia University Colloquium on Literature and Film. Her research interests include contemporary Spanish literature and film, dystopia/utopia, urban cultural studies, immigration, and contemporary social movements. She is currently finishing up a manuscript titled “Sinister Spaces: Dystopian Imaginaries in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film,” which will be completed in 2017. Recently, she has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Steering Committee of the Society for Utopian Studies.

At YSU, she has taught the following courses: Elementary and Intermediate Spanish, Advanced Intermediate Spanish, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Introduction to Spanish Culture, Controversies in Spanish Film and Culture (capstone), Spanish Film (capstone), Professional Development for Foreign Language Teachers, Foreign Language for Reading (graduate level), Introduction to Women’s Studies, Honors Women’s Studies Seminar, and Service Learning in Spanish.


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Diana Q. Palardy


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