As one of the few researchers in the field of Afro-Hispanic literature and Latin American women writers, UW’s Mariela Gutiérrez is an internationally known scholar. Considered to be the world’s leading expert on 20th century Cuban writer, Lydia Cabrera, and Puerto Rican writer, Rosario Ferré, this Spanish and Latin American Studies professor and acting chair is passionate about her research and about the Library.
Mariela has written scores of scholarly publications and is currently working on her sixth book.
“My work is fun! It honestly doesn’t feel like work since my academic life is really part of my true life. The Library has played an intrinsic role in my research. Whether it involves assistance while I’m
researching abroad or ordering material through interlibrary loans, I
never come away from the Library empty-handed.”
- Mariela Gutiérrez, Spanish and Latin American Studies professor