College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
With UI Since 2011
Department of Modern Languages & Cultures
Assistant Professor of Spanish and U.S. Latinos
1998, B.A., East Tennessee State University, Spanish
1998, B.S., East Tennessee State University, Dietetics and Food System Management
2001, M.A.,The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Spanish Literataure and Culture
2008, Ph.D., The University of Tennessee-Knoxville,Spanish Literature and Culture, second concentration in Portuguese and a cognate in Cuban literature
Latino Studies,Modern Latin American Literature,Brazil, and Cuba
“México visto desde su literatura norte: Identidades propias de la transculturación y la migración" (Forthcoming, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012).
Dr. Celaya examines the dynamics of Mexican migration occurring at the Border between Mexico and the United States, and the cross-cultural manifestations brought about by the contact between these nations.