Renee Sum Scott is a professor at the University of North Florida where she teaches Latin American literature, culture, and Spanish. She holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. from the Ohio State University in Spanisn and Spanish American Literatures, and a B.A. from the University of Haifa, Israel in French Literature and Sociology.
Her research focuses on Latin American literature with an emphasis on Jewish writers, Southern Cone, food, ethnicity, and gender. She has published five books and more than twenty articles and chapters on these areas in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Among her contributions, she was the first to publish on Mexican Rosa Nissan and Uruguayan Marosa di Giorgio in the United States and she is a leading researcher on the texts of Uruguayan Teresa Porzencanski. Her most recent book is What is Eating Latin American Women Writers? Food, Weight, and Eating Disorders (2009).
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