B rief Professional History
Nereida Ripero-Muñiz is a Lecturer in Spanish Studies. Her research interests include Spanish contemporary literature; Latin America literature (20th century); teaching Spanish as a second language; oral literature; cultural studies; exile and Diaspora; gender studies; and postmodernism. Prior to joining the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011, she worked as a Lecturer in Spanish for five years at different institutions. After graduating in Spanish Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, she spent four years working in the United Kingdom where she also took her MA at the University of London. After her stay in the United Kingdom, she moved to Kenya where she though Spanish language and culture for three years at the United States International University in Nairobi. In 2011, Ripero-Muñiz began her PhD research at the University of the Witwatersrand which explores the impact of culture on gender roles.
Nereida Ripero-Muñiz has been teaching Spanish as a second language for ten years both to adults and children. Since 2006 she has lectured at different universities, teaching undergraduate courses in Spanish language, culture and literature.