Dr. Borja received a B.S. Ed. from Baylor University and an M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, with all course work completed in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Her Master’s report compared the narrative strategies that Gabriel García Márquez employed in Cien años de soledad with those of Laura Esquivel in her novel Como agua para chocolate. After graduating from Baylor and while completing her Master’s degree, Dr. Borja worked in Plano ISD as a Spanish teacher at the secondary level. She earned a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. As a doctoral candidate, Dr. Borja received a Graduate Fellowship and multiple Kennedy Fellowships for Golden Age Studies. Her dissertation studied the fifteenth century Castilian novel, Cárcel de Amor, using a structural thematic approach to analyze the text’s political and metanarrative content. Dr. Borja taught at the University of North Texas for three years before joining the faculty at the University of Dallas in 2009.
Ph.D., Spanish Literature – University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Spanish – University of Northern Iowa
B.S. Ed. – Baylor University
Courses frequently taught: First Year Spanish I (MSP 1301), First Year Spanish 2 (MSP 1302), Second Year Spanish 1 (MSP 2311), Second Year Spanish 2 (MSP 2312), Spanish Literary Tradition (MSP 3317), Spanish Medieval Literature (MSP 4302), Spanish Golden Age Prose (MSP 4313) Spanish Golden Age Poetry and Theatre (MSP 4312), Cervantes: Don Quijote and the Novelas ejemplares (MSP 4314), Latin American Poetry from Modernism to Present (MSP 4372)