Languages and Cultures

Char Prieto, PhD


Dr. Char Prieto is a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages & Cultures at California State University, Chico. Her teaching interests are contemporary Hispanic literature, narrative historical constructions, remembering and recuperation of historical memory, and representations of memory after dictatorships. She has a B.S. from Indiana University, a M.E from Purdue University and Ph.D. in Spanish literature from Purdue University, Indiana. Born in Spain. Educated in Paris, London and Barcelona she now lives in the USA. Dr. Prieto loves art, music, reading, travel and experiencing different countries and cultures.

At CSUC she teaches Spanish language, literature, history, and culture. She has authored several books: The Forgotten Holocaust: Spanish Civil War, Massacre, Pact, Obliviousness and Recovery of Historical Memory in Spain (2011) about the Spanish pact of silence, the collective amnesia and all the “disappeared” during the fascist regime, No More the Weaker Sex: Spanish Women Writers in the New Millennium (2006) about twentieth century Spanish women writers, Four Decades Four Female Authors (2003) about the lives and literary works of Spanish women writers under the Franco's dictatorship and Bahktinian theory, and Between Two Worlds (2004), a book of poems and creative works. She also has written Nieve the Snowman, a children’s book to learn Spanish. Professor Prieto has also published numerous scholarly articles and participated in national and international conferences including, Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Dr. Prieto loves to travel, experience and learn from different cultures and ethnicities. She has been to five continents and 33 countries.

In 2013 Dr. Prieto was chosen as an Collaborating Honorary Member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) in D.C. The Board of Directors of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) approved her appointment as Corresponding Member of The North American Academy of the Spanish Language, a non-profit educational organization whose purpose is to promote Hispanic cultures, languages, and literatures. The mission of ANLE is to study, develop and execute the normative rules of the Spanish of the United States of America as well as to preserve the use of Spanish by establishing, disseminating and promoting the criteria of proper and correct usage of Spanish.

Portrait of Char Prieto, PhD