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Bonnie L. Gasior, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-5138 | Fax: 562 985-4259 | Office: AS-338

Research Interests

Bonnie Gasior’s research focuses on early modern Spain and colonial Latin America. She is particularly interested in gender studies, travel narratives, and Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories of carnival and dialogue. Currently she is revising a manuscript titled Stage Fright?: Female Monstrosity in the Spanish Comedia.


2001 Purdue University, PhD, Spanish and Spanish-American Literature

1995 Purdue University, M.A., Spanish Literature

1993 St. Joseph’s University, B.A., Spanish


2006 Mindy Badía and Bonnie L. Gasior, ed. Crosscurrents: Transatlantic Perspectives on Early Modern Hispanic Drama. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP.

Select Awards and Grants

2010 President’s Commission on the Status of Women: conference funds.

2010 Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Program. Faculty advisor for Ruth Rubio.

2010 Spain’s Ministry of Culture: Grant for GEMELA conference.

2009 International Projects Award. Also ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07.

2009 Enhancing Educational Effectiveness Award.

2008 Sabbatical leave.

2007 Provost Student Summer Stipend Award. Faculty advisor for Nancy Villalón.

2006 METRANS grant (Dr. Kristen Monaco, ECON): “Incentivizing Truck Retrofitting Port Drayage.” [Translator]

2005 Program for Cultural Cooperation Grant