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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina
Maria Torres Palacios
contemporary Spanish American literature and culture, 19th-century Spanish American narrative, Andean literatures and cultures
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Maria Luisa Torres Palacios, associate professor of Spanish, joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 2003. She earned a Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2003.
Torres was a teaching assistant at Purdue before joining the Coastal faculty. Currently, she teaches intermediate and advanced Spanish as well as Spanish literature. She co-directs the Maymester Study Abroad Programs to Costa Rica and Spain.
Her areas of expertise are contemporary Spanish American literature and culture, 19th-century Spanish American narrative, and Andean literatures and cultures.