Edurne Beltran de Heredia Carmona

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Edurne Beltrán de Heredia Carmona

Assistant Professor, Spanish

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Edurne comes from a family of three generations of writers and literature teachers/professors of Hispanic literature. Since she was in primary school, she knew she would focus her life to following her passion about teaching and researching literature. Originally from the Basque Country, Northern Spain, Edurne completed her BA in Modern Languages (Hispanic Studies track) at Deusto University; following her MA in Foreign Languages and Cultures (Spanish) at Washington State University, and her Ph.D. in Spanish and a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies at Arizona State University. Her dissertation speaks to the ongoing female migrants’ discourse about multicultural, hybrid identity in contemporary Spain, with a focus on Equatorial Guinean, Chinese, and Moroccan communities. Edurne’s research aims to understand testimonies of inclusion/exclusion from the national discourse, and she analyzes literature, media, journalism, and social media activisim from women authors like Lucia Mbomio, Desiree Bela, Najat el Hachmi, Miriam Hatibi, and Quan Zhou Wu, among others. At CCU, Edurne advises minor in Spanish for Health Professions, and she teaches the curriculum that includes Basic and Intermediate Spanish for Healthcare, Medical Translation/Interpretation, Spanish for Sustainability, Latinx Healing Traditions, and more.  


Ph.D. in Spanish, Arizona State University (2021)
Certificate in Spanish/English Translation (Business, Law, Medical), University of Arizona (2022)
Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies, Arizona State University (2021)
M.A. Foreign Languages and Cultures - Spanish, Washington State University (2016)
B.A. in Modern Languages - Hispanic Studies track, Deusto University (2014)
B.A. in Languages and Translation, Swansea University (UK) 2012

Interesting Facts 

ASU Faculty Women’s Association: Distinguished Graduate Student award (2020)
The College Graduate Excellence Award (2020, 2019, 2018)
NeMLA Antonio Cao Award (2018)GPSA Teaching Excellence Award (2020)
GPSA Outstanding Mentorship Award (2020)
Catalyst Award for Campus Inclusion (2019)
ASU Badass Woman of the Year (2018)

Teaching Areas

Mediterranean studies, Afro-Spanish literature,Migrations and Borderlands in Spain, Basque Studies, Gender studies, Social Media and Photography, Spanish for the professions (Medical Spanish, Sustainability, Law and Business)

Research Areas

African and Asian women migrants in contemporary Spain (social media, photography, graphic novel, journalism), Equatorial Guinea, Borderlands, Identities in Spain and Basque Studies