Bower invited to participate in Princeton University workshop
Robin Bower, associate professor of Spanish at Penn State Beaver, has been invited by Princeton University to participate in a workshop on the topic of "Purity and Danger" in April, 2010. The invitation was made by Princeton’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. The workshop will explore cultural issues, including politics, race, gender, spirituality and medicine, as well as creative responses and forms of resistance to these issues.
This spring, Bower served as a visiting professor in the Department of Romance Languages at Duke University where she also taught an upper-level undergraduate seminar and a graduate seminar in medieval Spanish literature. In 2008 she participated in Columbia University’s prestigious Literature Humanities Luncheon Speaker Series with a presentation on "Augustine’s Confessions." Her article, "Remembering Things Past: Reading History, Writing Memory and the Poetics of Agency in Ernesto Cardenal" was published in The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Vol. 85, Issue 3, 2008.
Bower taught at Columbia from 1990 to 1993 and from 1995 to 2000. There she received the President’s Fellowship, a Literature Humanities Preceptorship, and a Dissertation Research Fellowship. She is also a recipient of the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board Michael Baker Corporation Faculty Excellence in Research Award.
She holds a doctorate from Columbia University as well as a master’s degree in Medieval and Golden Age and a master’s degree in Latin American literature. She received a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and also studied at St. Louis University in Spain.