Florencia Cortés-Conde

Professor, Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Florencia Cortés-Conde is Professor of Hispanic and Latinx Studies at Goucher College in Baltimore. She completed her doctorate, with a specialization in Spanish Linguistics, in 1993 at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research interests are centered on issues of identity and culture. Her current scholarship work centers on creative writing. Her book on identity and nation, The Anglo-Argentines in Buenos Aires, was published in 2007. She has also published on language and women’s identity in Gender and Language. She has attended national and international conferences.

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Creative Work in Progress

A Dictatorship’s Everydayness: A memoire.


“My Communist Grandmother.” In: Verbal Lightning: An Introduction. Persimmon Tree. Online Literary Magazine. July, 2023.

with Boxer, D., (2021). Social Groups and Relational Networks. In M. Haugh, D. Kádár, & M. Terkourafi (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Sociopragmatics (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics, pp. 227-246). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.

with Boxer, D., L. M. Jones. “Cracking the Concrete Ceiling in Male-Dominated Societies: A Tale of Three ‘Presidentas’,” In: Leadership Stereotypes: Discourse and Power Management. Cornelia Ilie and Stefanie Schnurr (eds.) Springer Verlag, pp. 195-219, 2017.

“El crimen nuestro de cada día”: retratos de criminalidad en Ciudad de Dios. In: Identidades, héroes y discursos en la modernidad tardía. Eds. Sergio Roncallo-Dow, Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed & Eduardo Gutiérrez (eds). Chia, Colombia: Universidad de la Sabana, 2016, pp. 241-252.

“Yo no soy un criminal:” la destrucción de la confianza del estado moderno en Nueve Reinas (Bielinsky 2001). In: Actas CIHALCEP 2015, TOMO 1. Salamanca, Spain: Universidad de Salamanca, September 2015, pp. 34-46.

“Breaking the glass & keeping the ceiling: Women presidents’ discursive practices in Latin America” with D. Boxer. In: Discourse, Politics and Women as Global Leaders, John Wilson and Diana Boxer (eds.) John Benjamins, 2015.

“Teasing.” In: Encyclopedia of Humor Studies. Editor Salvatore Attardo. Sage Publication Inc. (Encyclopedia entry), 2014.

“Telling Identities:” Latin American Crime Narratives for Local and International Markets in María, Full of Grace (Marston, 20004) and Rosario Tijeras (Mallié, 2005). Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Volume 29 (2011). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2011.

Conference Papers & Panel Participation

“Detrás de la puerta”: De Rosaura en Rosaura a las diez (1957) a Irene en El secreto de sus ojos (2009). VI Congreso Internacional Historia, Arte y Literatura en el Cine Español y en Portugués. Salamanca, España. June 26-28, 2019.

“This is Not Who I am!” Falling Back on Liberal and Conservative Essentialized Identities in US Political Discourse. Sociolinguistic Symposium. New Zealand, June 27-30, 2018.

“La justicia ausente en El secreto de sus ojos (Campanella, Juan José, 2009)”. VI Congreso Internacional Historia, Arte y Literatura en el Cine Español y en Portugués. Salamanca, España. June 28-30, 2017.