Lecturer of Spanish
Poet and Writer
Wendy McBurney migrated to the United States in the 1990’s to continue her studies at the university level. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She then continued her studies at Bowling Green State University and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Spanish with an emphasis on Mexican and Latin A merican Films. She completed her Doctoral degree in Romance Languages at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Her dissertation topic focused on the un-silencing of the black female voice; with a treatment that explored race, gender, and identity in the Hispanic African and Afro-Costa Rican literary traditions of the twentieth century.
Her career has been predominantly in the field of education at various levels, from Elementary school teacher in her native Trinidad to University lecturer in the United States. She was a faculty member in the Department of World Languages at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, as well as at Howard University in Washington, DC. At present she has accepted a position as a Spanish Language teacher at the Midtown High School in the Atlanta Public School District. As an independent scholar she continues to present her articles at conferences and to publish in various national and international journals. Her book reviews, poems and articles have appeared in the Afro-Hispanic Review, the online journal, “Breathe” as well as Network Memita of Unipapress.
Dr. McBurney is an avid theatre enthusiast and patron of both plastic and performing arts. She also enjoys traveling in the Diaspora, learning languages, and carrying out research projects on the arts and diverse cultural topics. She will host a weekly talk show on the “Blaxit” Online radio entitled, “The Diaspora Heritage Hub”.
Show The Diaspora Heritage Hub
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm