Department of Romance, German & Slavic Languages & Literatures
801 22nd Street, NW, Phillips Hall 513
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6330
Fax: (202) 994-9126

Isabel Vergara

Isabel Vergara

Title — Associate Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish Literature

Office — PHIL 516, Office Hours: TR 2:00pm-3:00pm and by appointment

Phone — 202-994-6312

E-mail —


Professor Vergara received her licenciatura (teaching license) from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá) in 1974. She was awarded a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1988. After teaching for three years at The Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, she joined The George Washington University faculty as an Assistant Professor of Spanish in 1989. Professor Vergara’s main research areas are: Gabriel García Marquez, women writers, and contemporary Latin American writers. She has published extensively on these topics, and she has given lectures nationally and internationally In 1996, Professor Vergara was invited to participate as a literary critic in a seminar entitled “Un escritor en su laberinto” with Gabriel García Márquez in Guadalajara, Mexico. She was elected Director of the Revista de Estudios Colombianos by The Association of Colombianists in 1993.

Classes Taught

Spring 2014 Courses: SPAN3570.10, SPAN4920W.10

Spring 2013 Courses: SPAN3410.10, SPAN4910W.10