Professor of Spanish
Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 1987
M.A. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 1982
A.B. in Spanish and Education, Washington University in St. Louis, 1980
Dr. Maier's educational background entailed specialization in both contemporary peninsular and Spanish American literature and extensive travels in Spain. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, and her publications on twentieth-century Hispanic literature have appeared in professional journals. Her book, Borges and the European Avant-garde (New York: Lang, 1996), examines Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges' early poetry published in Spain during the late 1910s and early 1920s. She has also provided the introduction to and co-edited a volume of essays titled Woman as Witness: Essays on Testimonial Literature by Latin American Women (New York: Lang, 2004).
Dr. Maier teaches all levels of Spanish language classes as well as advanced courses in Spanish American culture and literature. She has special training in the field of modern language pedagogy and possesses a teaching certificate qualifying her to teach Spanish and French in public elementary and secondary schools. Dr. Maier has more than twenty years of experience in university-level teaching and taught at the University of Virginia and Wake Forest University before coming to UAH in 1993.