B.A. in Arts and Literature. Facultad de Artes y Letras. University of Havana, Cuba. Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic Studies, Texas A&M University. Her specialization areas include: Transatlantic Literature and Comparative Studies of Literature and Culture, Iconography and History of Books and Printing. The dissertation thesis is directed to update the cult of the Virgin Mary as well as changes in the representations and images of the Virgin Mary in Europe and the transfer of these onto America from the colonial period through the modern age.