Charles A. Dana Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Africana and Latin American Studies, Emerita, Colgate University
Lourdes Rojas-Paiewonsky was born in Colombia and came to the USA after finishing her first year at the Universidad del Atlántico in the Dept. of Foreign Languages. She was also a member of a distinguished Classical Ballet Academy in her hometown where she danced as Prima Ballerina. Her first two years of college were in Kentucky. She earned her B.A in Latin American Literature and French at UCSD, La Jolla. Her Master and PhD are from SUNY, Stony Brook. Her publications center around gender issues in contemporary women's writing in Latin America. She has worked at Colgate University for over 30 years in the Dept of Romance Languages and Literatures, also as Division Director for University Studies, Director of African and Latin American Studies, and Chair of the department. She created the Faculty for Diversity Committee on campus to develop support for faculty of color. An Emeritus Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures from Colgate University, she's deeply interested in working with Latinx youth from the Syracuse area to facilitate their moving forward in higher education.