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Persico, Melva, Ph.D.

Persico, Melva, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Office: 215 Daniel

Ph.D. Romance Studies (Spanish), University of Miami; M.A., Foreign Languages (Spanish), Illinois State University; B.A., Spanish, University of Guyana

Melva Persico has extensive teaching experience at the tertiary level. Prior to joining the Department of Languages at Clemson, she held academic positions at the University of Guyana (South America) and the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL.) At Clemson she has taught mainly intermediate level Spanish courses. Her main areas of research are Afro-Hispanic and Caribbean literature and Cultural Studies. Dr. Persico also engages in creative writing and has published a book of poems entitled Ink on Paper and a collection of short stories entitled Ma Mae’s Legacy.