Dr. Jaime Antonio Rivera Flores
Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures
School of Arts and Sciences
World Languages and Cultures
Mercedes Hall 306
- Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics – Florida State University (2011).
- M.A. in Spanish Linguistics and Literature – Florida State University (2005).
- M.Sc. in Recreation Administration – Georgia Southern University (2003).
- B.Sc. Licenciado en Ciencias y Técnicas de la Comunicación – Universidad de Xalapa (1999).
- Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures – Georgian Court University (2021-Present).
- Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures – Georgian Court University (2013-2021).
- Lecturer of Spanish / First-year Spanish Supervisor – University of Tennessee-Knoxville (2011-2013).
- Graduate Teaching Assistant – Florida State University (2003-2011).
Research / Creativity Interest Area
Dr. Rivera has several research interests. He has presented his work on linguistics, humor and Mexican culture at regional, national, and international forums such as the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference, the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, and the Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Here is a list of his most recent conference presentations :When it comes to publications:
- (2022, March 10). ¿Existe un habla gay? Una
- revisión de las últimas dos décadas al respecto. Presented at the XXIX Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos, San Juan, PR.
- (2020, March 6). Desordenadas, de Naida Saavedra: Una Mirada al New Latino Boom y la Blanquitud en los Estados Unidos. Presented at the XXV Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos. Lima, Peru.
- (2019, March 30). How to Learn a Second Language More Effectively. Keynote presentation at the World Languages Undergraduate Conference organized by the Worcester State University. Worcester, Massachusetts.
- (2018, October 5). Questioning What is Real with an Indian Perspective on Julio Cortázar´s La Noche Boca Arriba. Presented at the 68th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Languages Conference. University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Knoxville, Tennessee.
- (2018, March 8). Jorge Ibargüengoitia’s La Ley de Herodes as a Representation of the Mexican Sentiment. Presented at the XXI Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos. Quito, Ecuador.
- (2017, November 11). The New Global TV: Streaming Services as Content Providers for Language Learners. Presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association. Philadelphia, PA.
- (2017, October 6). Rulfo’s Tragic Humor in “Es Que Somos Muy Pobres.” Presented at the 67th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Languages Conference. University of North Carolina-Wilmington, NC.
- In 2019, he interviewed Venezuelan-born author, Naida Saavedra, member of the New Latino Boom, who has also been documenting it through her scholarly work.
- In early 2020, he published an article that offered a fresh new perspective on a classic short story by Argentinian Author, Julio Cortázar, “La noche boca arriba”.
- Dr. Rivera has done some research in the field of whiteness studies in relation to Spanish literature in the United States. He wrote a chapter entitled: “Not So Subtle: Whiteness Through the Eyes of an Immigrant of Color in the Academy,” which was published as part of an edited book in the Fall of 2020.
- In 2022, Dr. Rivera co-edited with colleague Dr. John W. Schwieter, from Wilfried Laurier University, and the late Dr. Paul Ida, the book entitled Engaging in Critical Language Studies.