Yaw Agawu-Kakraba, Ph.D.

Professor, Spanish
Office Phone: 814-949-5203
Office Location: Sheetz Family Health Center, 103C

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Yaw Agawu-Kakraba holds a Ph.D in Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures from Cornell University as well as an MA in Spanish from the University of Alberta in Canada. His research focuses on 20th and 21st century contemporary Spanish fiction. He is the author of Postmodernity in Spanish Fiction and Culture (University of Wales Press, 2010), Demythification in the Fiction of Miguel Delibes (Peter Lang, 1996), and co-editor of Diasporic Identities Within Afro-Hispanic and African Contexts (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015). His scholarly publications have appeared in journals in the US, Spain, France, Canada, Japan, and elsewhere. He is currently working on co-editing a collection of essays provisionally titled African, Lusophone, and Afro-Hispanic Cultural Dialogue. He has co-organized for the past 10 years the biannual International Conference on Afro-Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and Latin American Studies (ICALLAS) held at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Research Interests
Contemporary Spanish Literature
Postmodernist Spanish fiction and culture
Spanish Drama
Afro-Hispanic literature and culture