Dr. Kristin A. Kiely

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Dr. Kristin A. Kiely

Professor of Spanish

Office: FH 237
Phone: 843-661-1714


Kristin Kiely joined the Modern Languages faculty in the fall of 2007.  She received the M.A. in Spanish from Miami University at Oxford with an emphasis on linguistics.  She completed her doctorate at Florida State University in December of 2008.  She is currently in the process of publishing her dissertation, “Female Subjective Strategies in Post-Franco Spain as Presented by Rosa Montero and Lucía Etxebarria.”  Her research interests are 20th century Peninsular literature, specifically literature during Franco’s regime and post-Franco, and women’s literature. She also hopes to one day research documents and information regarding the Inquisition. She is currently working on graphic novels and comics from Spain, and is working on a translation of of the novel Pergamino: la Bylina del hijo del Cazador del libros by Sergio Sierra and Meritxell Ribas.

Dr. Kiely was the Vice President of the FMU chapter of the AAUP (American Association of University Professors) until 2015; she was the Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Modern Language Review (SCMLR) published by the Modern Language Department until it was closed down in 2016; and she is the webmaster for the Modern Language website.  Dr. Kiely is also active in the Florence community.  She is a charter member of the FMU Civitan Club and performed as a guest singer in the Florence Symphony Orchestra’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore in May, 2009.  Dr. Kiely is also a board member for the Philological Association of the Carolinas.


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