Instructor, Creative Writing
Dr. Juana Moriel-Payne holds a PhD in Borderlands History, an MFA in Bilingual Creative Writing and an MA in Spanish. Two of her published novels, Trigueña and La caza del venado, received literary awards in Mexico and United States. She has published her research on Latin American/Mexican History in United States and Latin American journals. She has taught Latin American Studies-History courses at University of Saint Thomas-Houston and at University of California-Riverside. Currently she is teaching at Saint Mary's University-Los Angeles, and this summer 2019 she will teach a course in Cusco, Peru: The Latin American Chronicle.