Dr. Alvarez-Rubio came to California State University, Chico as Assistant Professor after completing her graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley. She is currently the Didactic Mentor for all the Spanish Teaching Assistants in the M.A. Program of Teaching International Languages and Cultures. She has presented and published articles in both the United States and Cuba, and continues to do work on topics as diverse as Chilean poetry and the novel of the Spanish Civil War. Dr. Alvarez-Rubio taches all levels of courses in Spanish, including language and Spanish culture as well as various senior seminars. Her Latin American novel course focused on the rewiting of history in fiction. This summer she will teach a course on the poet Pablo Neruda at UC Berkeley and she is planning a senior course that focuses on the literature of her native Chile.