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Alberto Acereda

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Hispanic Research Center


Alberto Acereda is a Research Faculty Affiliate at the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University.  He was a professor of Spanish and Latin American Literatures at ASU from 1998 until 2012.  He earned his B.A. in Hispanic Philology from the University of Barcelona and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Georgia.

He is the author of several key scholarly books and editions on Latin American and Spanish poetry and particularly on the fin-de-siécle , modernismo and modernity within Hispanic literary and cultural studies. Acereda has also published, lectured, and taught extensively in the area of transatlantic literature, covering several areas and periods of both Spanish and Latin American literatures. He has been recognized as a world-class scholar on the major Hispanic poet Rubén Darío (1867-1916). 

Acereda is also a member of the "North American Academy of the Spanish Language," a branch of the Royal Spanish Academy where he presides the "Hispanic Presence in the U.S." Committee. In 2005 he received the "International Rubén Darío Research Award" from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua and he was also honored with the "Distinguished Research Recognition" by the "Nicaraguan Institute of Hispanic Culture" at the Embassy of Spain in Nicaragua, and by the “Nicaraguan Royal Academy of the Spanish Language”.

In 2012 he moved to Princeton, NJ, where he has been working in the Global Education and Workforce Division at Educational Testing Service (ETS). He is currently a Senior Director of Business Development, after having also served as Senior Strategic Advisor to the Vice President and COO of Global Education at ETS.


Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SPA 595 Continuing Registration

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SPA 557 Contemp Spanish Amer Poetry
SPA 580 Practicum
SPA 584 Internship
SPA 590 Reading and Conference
SPA 592 Research
SPA 595 Continuing Registration
SPA 599 Thesis
SPA 684 Internship
SPA 692 Research
SPA 695 Continuing Registration
SPA 784 Internship
SPA 790 Reading and Conference
SPA 792 Research
SPA 795 Continuing Registration
SPA 799 Dissertation