Rosalía Reyes Simon

Lecturer - Teaching Spanish Language & Latin American/Latinx Literature and Cultures


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Rosalía Reyes Simon


Rosalía Reyes Simon, Doctoral Candidate in the Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Lecturer - Teaching Spanish Language & Latin American/Latinx Literature and Cultures. Her research interests focus on Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Literature, as well as the literary production published in the Spanish-language by current independent publishing houses based in the United States.

A native of Mexico, she has been teaching at CCNY and Lehman College intermittently since 2017. She has a long career as a journalist and TV producer, interspersed with management positions in Mexico and New York.

Her former posts include being general manager of the digital and physical archives at CUNY's Mexican Studies Institute (2018-2020), where she also was the general coordinator of the “Feria Internacional del Libro de la Ciudad de Nueva York” its Spanish-language international book fair for which she curated the content that featured poets and writers from 20 countries.

She has been a consultant in communication and cultural affairs for the Cervantes Institute of New York.

Among the fellowships, awards, and certificates she has received are:

Mellon Foundation – The Graduate Center, CUNY Humanities Alliance Fellowship

New York University “Latinx Project’s Public Humanities Fellowship”

Certificate of recognition, by The Latin American Cultural Heritage Inc.

“NYC Council Citation as an outstanding citizen for contributing community work”

Isaías Lerner Memorial Award, The City College of New York


Master of Philosophy, Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

M.A. in Spanish, The City College of New York, CUNY.

M.A. in Humanities, Universidad de Monterrey.

B.A., in Communication Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

Courses Taught

She teaches Spanish languages courses of different levels, Latin American literature and cultural courses and journalism courses, among them:

SPAN 19300 and 19400 Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Listeners

SPAN 22600 Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 32200 Practice Writing in Spanish. Composition.

SPAN 43800 Spanish American Literature of the 19th Century

SPAN 45200 Topics in Spanish American Civilization-Culture

SPAN 31014 Spanish for Journalism & Media course, crossed-listed with the Media and Communication Arts Department.


2021. Co-author of the OER book: Teaching and Learning Spanish at CUNY: Public Language Education Through Archival Resources. It was published on CUNY Manifold digital platform.…

2017. Co-author of a chapter on Central Americans in the book Latinos in New York. Communities in Transition, second edition, published by Notre Dame University Press.