Andrea Herrera

Andrea O’Reilly Herrera is a Professor of Literature and Director of the Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is a published poet and the author of a number of critical essays on writers ranging from Charlotte Brontë and Marguerite Duras to Cristina García; and editor of the essay collection Family Matters in the British and American Novel and the literary collection A Secret Weavers Anthology, which features the work of contemporary Latin American women writers. Her most recent work is a monograph titled Cuban Artists across the Diaspora: Setting the Tent Against the House, which focuses on the traveling exhibition CAFÉ.


As for my tenure in Lublin, it was perhaps one of the most significant experiences of my life.  In truth, I was overwhelmed by the kindness and the generosity of my colleagues and students and the friends I made in the community. I also valued our many conversations about nationhood and cultural identity as I was exploring this same topic in my own critical writing regarding the Cuban diaspora. Our conversations regarding the relationships among culture, history, and spatiality, and the manner in which individuals and groups self-affiliate were particularly memorable.