Dr. Julia OrtÝz-Griffin

[Dr. Julia OrtÝz-Griffin is Assistant Professor of Spanish language and literature at Queensborough Community College. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and pursued her undergraduate education there as well as in Spain and the United States. She is the author of two collections of short stories, a textbook, and a study on the drama of Jacinto Benavente, as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals published in the United States, Spain and Latin America. She has recently completed a book on the contemporary culture and politics of Spain and Portugal, and is currently working on a volume that traces Iberian history and culture from the Golden Age to the present.]