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language educator , poet , graphics designer

Maria Auxiliadora Alvarez, Venezuelan language educator, poet, graphics designer. Certified Association of Literature Scholars and Critics, Modern Language Association. Recipient Maria Pia Gratton International award, University Illinois, 1999, National Poetry prize, Fundarte, Caracas, 1990.

Background

Alvarez, Maria Auxiliadora was born on February 3, 1956 in Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela. Arrived in the United States, 1996, permanent resident. Daughter of Oswaldo Alvarez Rojas and Aura Maria Martinez de Alvarez.

Education

Bachelor in fine arts, Cristobal Rojas Fine Arts School, Caracas, 1980. Post graduate in literature and poetry, Center of Latin American Studies, Caracas, 1980—1982. Post graduate in foreign language, University Illinois, Urbana, 1997.

Master of Arts in literature, University Illinois, Urbana, 2003. Doctor of Philosophy in literature, University Illinois, Urbana, 2003.

Career

President Exemplair & Company, Caracas, 1988—1996, graphic designer, 1988—1996. Teacher poetry Literature Division of National Culture, 1994. Instructor business Spanish University Illinois, Urbana, 1999—2000, instructor Spanish, 1997—2002, director Portuguese program, 2000—2001.

Visiting instructor Spanish Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 2002, assistant professor literature, since 2002. Invited poet University Cincinnati, 2003. Special guest poetry Drury University, Missouri, 2003.

Conference participant Brown University, Rhode Island, 2002.

Achievements

  • Certified Association of Literature Scholars and Critics, Modern Language Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, drawing, dance.

Connections

Married Angel Fernandez, December 17, 1978 (divorced ). Children: Laura, Diana, Andres.

father:
Oswaldo Alvarez Rojas

mother:
Aura Maria Martinez

spouse:
Angel Fernandez

children:
Laura Alvarez

Diana Alvarez

Andres Alvarez