Ivelise Faundez-Reitsma, Ph.D.


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Instructor in Modern Languages & Cultures
413 Scott Shipp Hall |  Ph: 540-464-7069 |  Faundez-ReitsmaI@vmi.edu 



Ph.D. - Washington University in St. Louis, MO, Hispanic Languages & Literatures
Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
M.A. - Purdue University, Comparative Literature
B.A. - SUNY/Old Westbury, Modern Languages

Dr. Faundez-Reitsma's scholarly activities reflect on the intersection of politics and religion in the production of the Afro-Hispanic literary text.  The specific focus of her research is the mosaic of cultures, Arabic as well as North and West African, which imparted Imperial Spain and its Atlantic territories with a distinct character and rich history.