Mary K. Long,PhD examines the role of artists and intellectuals in Mexican nation-building projects. She has published on the intertwining issues of cosmopolitan vs. national identity, the chronicle and Mexico City, sexuality and performance in the poetry and prose of Salvador Novo as well as representation of the United States in Mexican literature and the arts. Her recent work on the tensions between “official” and “marginal” voices and genres in the quest for Mexican national self-expression examines contestatory uses of the internet by Mexican youth. Dr. Long also directs the Spanish for the Professions major. Her publications in this field focus on cross-cultural communication and cultural sustainability and program development. She has received CIBER faculty development grants to attend Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs in Latin America, China, and Eastern Europe as well as short programs focused on the U.S./Mexico border region.
20-21st century Mexican literature and culture, cross-cultural communication and exchange between Latin America and the United States, globalization and cultural identity, ethics in relation to international business, Spanish for professional uses