Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Joined Connecticut College: 1998
B.A., Queens College; M.A., Ph.D., SUNY, Buffalo
Latin American literature and culture
Caribbean literature and culture
Professor Heredia has published two books, De la recta a las cajas chinas: la poesía de José Kozer and La representación del haitiano en las letras dominicanas. She has also published articles on national identity, memory and religion as counter-colonial practice in scholarly journals. Her research interests include cultural representation and the African diaspora in the Americas.
She directed SATA Mexico 2004, which focused on service-learning, at the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico (UDLA).
Professor Heredia has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright-Hays Program.
Praise for Professor Heredia in Student Evaluations:
"Prof. Heredia, thank you for loving what you teach and helping us feel connected to what we are learning. You have inspired me like no other teacher at Connecticut College."
"As always, Professor Heredia was passionate, inspiring, and articulate — a true intellectual activist who pushes her students to reach beyond accepted norms of inequality and injustice, to question their own society and themselves, to see truth where deception lies. Thank you, Professor Heredia!"
"Professor Heredia, your class has challenged me to reevaluate my own stereotypes, the language I use to express myself, and the subtle but racist ideas to which I have become accustomed in this society.
With passion, you have inspired me to examine my views of the world and my relationship with my own country, and to contribute to the appreciation of races and cultures. I have grown as a person in general this semester and would like to thank you for opening my eyes to the world."