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An accomplished Spanish language and literature scholar, Roxana Recio edited or authored 9 volumes of work and 60 articles on various topics in medieval literature. Predominant themes in Roxana Recio’s work range from Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarch’s series “Triumphs” to the progress of Humanism on the Iberian Peninsula, to translation practices during the 15th and 16th centuries. Roxana Recio excels in her current capacity as Associate Professor of Modern Languages at Creighton University, a Jesuit Catholic institution in Omaha, Nebraska, where she has taught since 1994. In addition to basic Spanish language courses, Roxana Recio developed and taught advanced literature courses, such as Civilization and Culture of Spain, Introduction to Literary Analysis, Medieval Spanish Literature, and Golden Age Spanish Literature. Roxana Recio graduated from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona in Spain, Florida International University, and the University of Michigan. Less than a year after earning her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Michigan, Roxana Recio started publishing her scholarly works in top academic journals. Roxana Recio’s most recent book Los Trionfi de Petrarca Comentados en Catalán involved translating the commentary of an anonymous Catalan author. In addition to her scholarly works, Roxana Recio wrote numerous poems and works of fiction. Dr. Recio’s book of poetry, “La Estupenda Monotonía del Misterio,” attained first place in the Spanish city of Miranda de Ebro’s 1996 prize for books of poetry. Her short story “El café de los espejos,” earned publication in the literary journal Lofornis. 

Work experience

Aug 1994Present

Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Creighton University


Aug 1983May 1990


The University of Michigan - Rackham Graduate School