Senior Lecturer & Coordinator (Postgraduate), Spanish (Modern Languages), Head of Department



Room 312, 3rd Floor East, School of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext. 83027
Fax: (868) 663-5059
E-mail: Nicole.Roberts@sta.uwi.edu


• Postgraduate Certificate Programme in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), University of British Columbia
• PhD in Hispanic Studies, University of Birmingham
• MA in Spanish and French, Florida State University
• BA (Honours) in French and Spanish, Queen's University

Research Interests

• Afro-Hispanic poetry
• Women studies
• Life writing and Race and ethnicity

Read about my research at Berkeley. Here is a a recent interview. Listen to my interview with Loretta Collins on The Spaces between Words - Conversations with Writers.

See my Supervision of Postgraduate Theses here (MA Spanish, MPhil Spanish, PhD Spanish, MPhil Cultural Studies and PhD Cultural Studies).

Current Courses

SPAN 1699 Introduction to Hispanic Literature – Prose, Poetry, Drama
SPAN 2001 Spanish Language (Component/s: Escritura & Comprensión de lectura)
SPAN 2002 Spanish Language (Component/s: Escritura & Comprensión de lectura)
SPAN 2212 Hispanic Literary Culture
SPAN 2604 Women in Hispanic Literature
SPAN 3204 Cervantes
SPAN 3301 Issues in Contemporary Cuban Culture
SPAN 6039 From Autobiography to Testimonial: Narratives of Authority, Community & Self
SPAN 6499 The Hispanic American Short Story

Recent Publications

• Roberts, Nicole and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw, eds. Border Crossings: A Trilingual Anthology of Caribbean Women Writers. Kingston: UWI Press, 2011.

• Roberts, Nicole. Vultures, Vixens and Villains: Women Negotiating Identities in Hispanic Caribbean Short Narratives. In Journal of West Indian Literature: Where is Here? Remapping the Caribbean 18.2 (April 2010): 145-159.

• Roberts, Nicole. Main Themes in Twentieth Century Afro-Hispanic Poetry: A Literary Sociology. Wales: Edwin Mellen Press: 2009.

• Roberts, Nicole. Caribbean Identity: An Hispanic Caribbean Perspective. In Journal of Caribbean Literatures, 4.3 (Spring 2007): 29-49.

• Roberts, Nicole. Racialised Identities, Caribbean Realities: Analysing Black Female Identity in Hispanic Caribbean poetry. In Caribbean Review of Gender Studies: A Journal of Caribbean Perspectives on Gender and Feminism 1 (April 2007).