Rhonda L. Buchanan

Portrait of Prof. Buchanan

Rhonda L. Buchanan

Professor of Spanish
Director, Latin American and Latino Studies
Ph.D., Spanish , University of Colorado

E-mail: rhondabuchanan (@) louisville.edu
Campus Address: Stevenson Hall 306 
Office Phone Number: 502-852-2034
Fax Number: 502-852-8885

Honors and Awards:

  • 2000 UofL Distinguished Teaching Professor Award
  • 2004 UofL Trustees Award
  • 2006 National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellow
  • 2011 UofL College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Service to the Community Award
  • 2011 Top 11 UofL Faculty Favorite

Areas of research and teaching:

  • Contemporary Spanish American Narrative Fiction (particularly Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico)
  • Narrative fiction of Spanish American women writers
  • Translations of Contemporary Spanish American Narrative authors

Selected list of publications:


  • Buchanan, Rhonda Dahl, ed. El río de los sueños: Aproximaciones críticas a la obra de Ana María Shua. 70. Washington, D.C.: Interamer Collection of the Organization of American States, 2001. http://www.iacd.oas.org/Interamer/shua.htm


  • The Entre Río Trilogy: Three Novels. Trans. of Letargo, El arresto, and Complot. By Perla Suez. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P. Ed. Ilán Stavans. Jewish Latin American Literature Series. 2006.
  • Quick Fix: Sudden Fiction by Ana María Shua. New York: White Pine Press, 2008.
  • The Secret Gardens of Mogador: Voices of the Earth. Trans. of Los jardines secretos de Mogador: Voces de la tierra. By Alberto Ruy-Sánchez. México, Alfaguara, 2001. New York: White Pine Press, 2009.
  • Poetics of Wonder: Passage to Mogador. Trans. of Nueve veces el asombro: Nueve veces nueve cosas que dicen de Mogador (Mexico: Alfaguara, 2005) by Alberto Ruy Sánchez. New York: White Pine Press, 2014.

Courses regularly taught:

  • SPAN 404, 405, 670, 648
  • LALS 310/400/681