I am Ericka Ghersi. I did my bachelor’s in mass communications, studying journalism at the Universidad de San Martín de Porres and film studies at the Universidad de Lima. I also studied archeology at the Universidad de San Marcos.
Once I was done with my studies, I worked for two important newspapers: El Peruano and Cambio. In both places, I worked for their respective cultural sections not only writing about literature and film, but also interviewing well-known Latin American writers, and later on designing the cultural page. At that time, Universidad de San Martin de Porres published my first poetry book: Zenobia y el Anciano.
However, I felt I needed to do some more, so I decided to study Literature. I went to Ohio (USA) and I got a master’s degree in Spanish Literature at Bowling Green State University. Medieval and Golden Age literature were my favorites. Very excited with the scholar's life in the United States, I got my doctorate in Latin American Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Florida. Once at UF, I published my second book of poetry: Contra la Ausencia. I also published my poems in several reviews, magazines, and anthologies in the Americas and Europe, and one can find some of my poems translated in English and Italian as well.
I taught at the University of Florida, Stetson University, and now I am teaching at Santa Fe College. I taught Beginner Spanish and Advanced Beginner Spanish courses, Spanish I and Spanish II courses, and Latin American Humanities courses.
You can reach me at the Department of Humanities and Foreign Languages (Santa Fe College). My office is located in B-032B. If you want to talk to me, you can also check my current course schedule.
HUM 2461 - Humanities of Latin America