James Griesse, PhD


James Griesse, PhD

Associate Professor, Spanish

Hargray Room 214
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843-208-8214
James Griesse, Ph.D.

I am an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at USCB.

I earned an undergraduate degree in Spanish at Dartmouth College, an MA in Spanish at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a PhD in Spanish at The Catholic University of America. The title of my dissertation is Utopia and Postmodernism in Recent Latin American Fiction.

As an undergraduate, I studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain, and in Puebla, Mexico. While working on my Ph.D., I participated in a short, educational program in Nicaragua organized by Global Exchange, a U.S. human rights group and non-profit. I have also traveled to Cuba with a U.S. human rights organization.

I have published articles and presented papers at multiple conferences in the United States and in Latin America. My current research focuses on post-Soviet Cuban narrative and representations of gay subjectivity in Spanish-American literary texts.

I teach Spanish language courses and seminars on Spanish-American culture and literature. I have also served as the advisor to the USCB Spanish Club.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

PhD in Spanish. The Catholic University of America 2007

MA in Spanish. The University of Maryland 1997

BA in Spanish. Dartmouth College 1990

  • SPAN B101 Beginning Spanish I
  • SPAN B102 Beginning Spanish II
  • SPAN B312 Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literary Text
  • SPAN B403 Spanish American Civilization
  • SPAN B407 Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spanish America II
  • SPAN B499 Senior Seminar in Spanish
  • Contemporary Cuban narrative and Latin American gender and sexuality studies