Dr. Ana León-Távora is originally from Seville, Spain. Prior to Salem College, she taught at Universidad de Sevilla, at UNC Chapel Hill, and at Wake Forest University. Dr. León-Távora has been Chair of Modern Languages at Salem; she has also directed several study-abroad programs in Mexico and Spain. Dr. León-Távora also directed the summer immersion program at Wake Forest University for several years.
Dr. León-Távora’s research focus is 20th century transnational modernisms and the Spanish avant-garde. Her research is also conversant with cultural studies on Latinx, migration studies, transculturation and bilingualism, and she has directed graduate and undergraduate theses on issues pertaining to the Latinx community. She has also been interviewed and has been invited to different professional venues to talk about Latinx. Dr. León-Távora’s works have appeared in national and international peer-reviewed journals and co-authored volumes. 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 interdisciplinary studies on humor in the Spanish avant-garde humorist journals from 1921 to 1931.