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  • Alexander Selimov, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies

    Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies
    Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Languages, Literatures
    University of Delaware
    236 Jastak-Burgess Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    (302) 831-2596


    Alexander Selimov is Professor of Spanish & Latin American studies. His scholarship focuses on the intersection between literary, cognitive, and cultural studies. He teaches Spanish & Russian language, literature, and culture, including interdisciplinary courses on psychoanalytic & cognitive approaches to myth, literary theory & discourse analysis, identity fashioning, and music as political warfare. In addition to scholarly publications, he has published several poetry collections, and has been performing poetry in the US and overseas. He holds the title of "Universal Ambassador of Culture" awarded by UNESCO and the Bolivian Association of Writers. His poetry book "Desafío" won the 2018 Victoria Urbano Honorable Mention award and has been translated into Azeri Turkish, English and Russian.


    PhD., Romance Languages, University of Pennsylvania 1996

    M.A., Hispanic Studies, University of Delaware 1993

    B.A. & M.A., French, English & Literary Studies, Lenin State University, Russian Federation, 1986.

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  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591