- BA (1987), MA (1992), Ph.D. (1996), The University of Georgia
First Year at Xavier University:
Latin American prose and poetry, specifically Central American poetry and testimonial/autobiographical prose.
José María Mantero is currently Associate Professor of Spanish. He has published a book on the Argentinean writer Marta Traba (La voz política de Marta Traba. Madrid: Endymión, 1995 [The Political Voice of Marta Traba), an anthology of recent Nicaraguan poetry (Nuevos poetas de Nicaragua (Antología). El Ferrol: Esquío, 2004 [New Poets of Nicaragua.(Anthology)] and numerous journal articles on Nicaraguan literature that center on the creation of a (intra)national identity through poetry and autobiographical texts such as testimonials or memoirs. He presently continues to research Nicaraguan literature, particularly texts that have contributed to the mythification and/or the formation of a national identity.