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Department of Modern Languages

Dr. María Teresa DePaoli


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Research Interests 

Latin American Cultural Studies, Mexican Literature and Culture, Screenwriting Studies, and Latinas in the U.S. (On leave 2019-2020).

Books and Publications
  • Las culturas y civilizaciones latinoamericanas.Eds. María Teresa DePaoli and Floyd Merrell. University Press of America, 2017. 
  • “Can the Undocumented Immigrant Speak? Exploring Decolonial Thinking in Mexican and Latinx Literature and Film." Migrations and Borders in the United States: Discourses, Representations, and Imaginary Contexts. Eds. Susanne Berthier and Paul Otto London: Palgrave–McMillan, 2018 (forthcoming). 
  • “The Ethics of Actuality in the Scripting of Enrique Rosas’s The Gray Automobile.” Ethics in Screenwriting: New Perspectives. Ed. Steven Maras. 121–141. London: Palgrave–McMillan, 2016. 
  • “Mexico and its Movement into Narrative Film: Mexican Women Writers.” Women Screenwriters an International Guide. Eds. Jule Selbo and Jill Nelmes. London: Palgrave-McMillan, 2015. 
Presentations, Grants, and Awards
  • María Teresa DePaoli presented "Defying Culture: Women Screenwriters’ Struggle in the Mexican Film Industry, and the Dynamics of Fashion in the Workplace." Screenwriting Research Network 7th International Conference, Oct. 16-19, at the Film University Babelsberg-Konrad Wolf in Potsdam, Germany.
  • María Teresa DePaoli received two K-State FDA grants in the amounts of $2,750 and $2,496 respectively for her work with "Guillermo de Toro's Creative Process: Writing the Vampire in The Invention of Cronos and the Strain." 11th Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) conference hosted by Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milan, Italy. September 12-16; and “Can the Undocumented Immigrant Speak? Exploring Decolonial Thinking in Mexican and Latinx Literature and Cinema.” Conference: Migrations and Borders in the United States: Discourses, Representations, Imaginary Contexts. Université Grenoble Alpes. Grenoble, France. March 29-31, 2018.
  • María Teresa DePaoli received the "Faculty Member of the Year, 2018" award from the Department of Housing and Dining Services. Kansas State University. 
  • María Teresa DePaoli was one of only four, out of more than 400 nominated, awarded the Verizon Nueva Latina Estrella Award 2014. Dr. DePaoli was the recipient in the category of education.