Professor Alessandra Luiselli studied her B.A. at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her doctoral studies were completed at The University of New Mexico. Dr. Luiselli has published four academic books: El sueño manierista de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (UAEM, 1993), La instrucción del Inca Titu Cusi Yupanqui (UNAM, 2001) and Letras Mexicanas. Ensayos sobre escritores mexicanos de la segunda mitad del siglo veinte (UNAM, 2006) and Melusian Transfigurada. Siete calas a Sor Juana (Instituto Mexiquense de Cultura, Biblioteca Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, 2013).
Dr. Luiselli also co-authored the critical anthology of Latin American literature Huellas de las literaturas hispanoamericanas (Prentice Hall), reprinted several times. In addition to her books, Professor Luiselli has published a novel, several short stories and many refereed articles and invited book chapters in Mexico, Columbia, Spain and the United States (CV listed). She has traveled extensively giving lectures on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and other writers from the Colonial Period, as well as conferences on writers from Contemporary Mexico and Latin America. Her publications also include Spanish translations of children’s books for the educational press SHARP Literacy Inc.
Professor Luiselli has received two distinguished university awards: the Champion of Diversity Faculty Award and the Women’s Progress Faculty Award of Texas A&M University. Dr. Luiselli’s research includes, in addition to Latin American Colonial literature, Hispanic Women Writers, Film Studies and Contemporary Mexican Literature.