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Romance languages educator

Antonio Benitez-Rojo, Romance languages educator. Member Modern Language Association (Katherine Singer Kovacs prize for The Repeating Island 1993), Cuban-American Educators Association, Conference Latin American History, International Association Hispanists, Circuit Hispanoam. Culture.

Background

Benitez-Rojo, Antonio was born on March 14, 1931 in Havana, Cuba. Son of Antonio E. Benitez and Nieves (Rojo) Del Collado. came to the United States, 1980.

Education

Bachelor, College of Belen, Havana, 1950. Master of Arts in Economics, University Havana, 1955. Postgraduate, American University, 1957.

Master of Arts (honorary), Amherst College, 1987.

Career

National vice director theatre and dance, National Council Culture, Havana, 1965-1966; director, Casa del Teatro, Havana, 1966-1967; journalist, Cuba Internacional, Havana, 1967-1969; advisor, Center for Cuban Cultural Studies, Havana, 1969-1970; director, then researcher L.Am. Center for Literature Research,, Casa de las Americans, Havana, 1970-1975; director public department, Casa de las Americans, Havana, 1975-1980; director, Center for Caribbean Studies, Havana, 1979-1980; visiting professor Romance languages, Amherst (Massachusetts) College, 1983; associate professor, Amherst (Massachusetts) College, 1983-1987; professor, Amherst (Massachusetts) College, 1987-1992; Thomas B. Walton, Junior Memorial professor, Amherst (Massachusetts) College, since 1992. Visiting National Endowment for Humanities professor of University Pittsburgh, 1980, visiting professor, 1981.

Visiting lecturer SuffolkU., 1982, University of California, Irvine, 1982. Visiting professor Yale University, 1986, Emory University, 1991, Harvard University, 1992, Brown U., 1994. Visiting scholar College of Spain, Salamanca, 1993.

Consultant editor New World Studies series University PressVa., since 1991.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association (Katherine Singer Kovacs prize for The Repeating Island 1993), Cuban-American Educators Association, Conference Latin American History, International Association Hispanists, Circuit Hispanoam.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: guitar, stamp collecting, mathematics.

Connections

Married Hilda Otano, May 4, 1963. 1 child, Jorge Enrique.

father:
Antonio E. Benitez Collado

mother:
Nieves (Rojo) Del Collado

spouse:
Hilda Otano

child:
Jorge Enrique Benitez-Rojo