Joanna Bartow has been a member of the Department of International Languages and Cultures at St. Mary’s College of Maryland since 2001. Her master’s and doctorate are from Yale University, and her bachelor’s from Washington University in St. Louis. Before graduate school she spent a year at the University of Cologne, Germany, and she completed doctoral research in Mexico City with the support of a Fulbright grant. She teaches all levels of Spanish, including thematic advanced courses focused on modernity, postmodernity, globalization, gender, and women’s writing, among other topics. Her research focuses on twentieth and twenty-first-century Latin American literature and culture, especially on women’s literature. Dr. Bartow was the home-campus program director for St. Mary’s in Argentina from 2008 to 2014.

Sunset over the St. Mary's River
One of the beautiful sunsets over the St. Mary’s River