Annette H. Levine teaches Spanish and Latin American Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Her main research, teaching, and professional interests are Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Latin American Literature, Latino/a Literature, and Translation studies. She devotes much of her scholarship to human rights and cultural production (literature, film, art, monuments, music, and theatre) in the aftermath of dictatorships in Latin America. She teaches courses in Latin American Studies, Latina/o Studies, Jewish Studies, and the Spanish language.
Dr. Levine has published articles, translations, and book reviews primarily focused on trauma and memory in Latin America. Her book, Cry for Me, Argentina: The Performance of Trauma in the Short Narratives of Aída Bortnik, Griselda Gambaro, and Tununa Mercado (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), grapples with literary and cultural manifestations of the Argentine Dirty War’s haunting repercussions.
Professor Levine is deeply engaged in experiential learning projects that allow students to deeply immerse themselves in the content they are studying. In all of her classes she strives to nurture a performative space in which students embody the subjects of their analysis. She encourages students to draw from their own personal talents and interests as they engage with the course material and she challenges them to create vivid and unforgettable learning experiences.
IC Teatro and Spanish Language through Arts and Recreation (SALTAR) have been born as a result of Dr. Levine's interests in bringing alive the cultures and realities represented by the Spanish language.