Amy K Kaminsky

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Spanish and Latin American literature, Pennsylvania State University, 1975.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Spanish and Latin American literature
  • feminist literary theory and criticism
  • Latin American film
  • Exile and national identity in Latin America
  • Jewish writing and film in Argentina
  • race, gender, and sexuality
Courses Taught
  • GWSS 4404. Gender, Nation, and Literature in Latin America
  • GWSS 1003. Women Write the World
  • GWSS 8490. Feminist Approaches to Iberian and Latin American Texts
  • GloS 1905. Latin America Goes to the Movies (Freshman Seminar)
Research & Professional Activities


  • Gender, Jewishness, and Modernity in Argentina:
  • Argentina: Stories for a Nation. Kaminsky, Amy, University of Minnesota Press, Author, 2008.
  • After Exile: Writing the Latin American Diaspora. Kaminsky, Amy, 1999.
  • Water Lilies/Flores del agua: An Anthology of Spanish Women Writers,1400-1900. Kaminsky, Amy, 1996.
  • Reading the Body Politic: Feminist Criticism and Latin American Women Writers. Kaminsky, Amy, 1993.
  • American Council of Learned Socieites Fellowship, September 2004 - August 2005
  • McKnight Research Award