Dr. Ana León-Távora is originally from Seville, Spain. Previous to Salem College, she taught at Universidad de Sevilla, at UNC Chapel Hill, at Wake Forest University, and at Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey in Queretaro, Mexico. Dr. León-Távora has directed several study abroad programs in Mexico and Spain and is the director of the immersion program in Seville, Spain, during January Term. Dr. León-Távora was also the past director of the Intensive Summer Language Institute at Wake Forest University that took place annually during the second summer session.
Dr. León-Távora’s main field of expertise is European Modernism and Postmodernism, and twentieth-century European avant-garde literature and art. She has spoken in national and international conferences and published extensively on Spanish/Spanish American Literature, Comparative Literature, European Modernism, Film Studies, and Literature and Art. She has also published several English-Spanish translations, such as the art catalog on Cuban art of which she is the co-editor and co-translator: Cuban Artists Books and Prints: Libros y grabados de artistas cubanos: 1985-2008 (J La’ Verne Print Communications, 2009). Dr. León-Távora is currently working on a book on Humorismo in Spanish avant-garde.