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Drago, Margarita

Drago, Margarita

Associate Professor
Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities
Areas of Expertise:
  • Latin American Literature: Women Writers of the Colonial Period
  • Bilingual Education.
Margarita Drago is originally from Argentina. As an ex-political prisoner and writer she has represented Argentina in congresses in the United States, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Spain, and France. She has published articles in newspapers and literary, educational, and human rights magazines as well as articles on pedagogy of teaching children. She has also published chapters from her doctoral dissertation: Sister María de Jesús Tomelín (1579-1637), Conceptionist from Puebla de Los Ángeles: A Failed Construction of a Saint. In 2007 Editorial Campana published her memoirs from prison: Memory Tracks: Fragments from Prison (1975-1980) which recounts her memories as an Argentinean political prisoner from 1975 to 1980. In 2012 she published Con la memoria al ras de la garganta (poetry). Dr. Drago has been invited to national and international symposiums, conferences and congresses.
Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  The Graduate School and University Center of The City of New York  Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures  2002 
MA  City College/CUNY  Spanish  1991 
BS  City College/CUNY  Bilingual/Spanish  1987 
AA  Hostos Community College/CUNY  Early Childhood Education  1986