Kerry Kautzman

Associate Professor Spanish
Modern Languages
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


  • PhD: Spanish University of Cincinnati, 2003
  • MA: Spanish University of Cincinnati, 1995
  • BA: International Studies Gannon University, 1993

Specialties / Areas of Interest

  • Peninsular Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Medieval/Early Modern Spanish Studies
  • Spanish Women Writers
  • Spanish Children's Literature

Research, Publications, & Presentations

Research & Publications

  • “La experiencia compartida como enlace unificador: José Emilio Pacheco conmemora la identidad judía,” Ariana Huberman y Alejandro Meter (eds.) Memoria y Representación: literatura y cultura judía latinoamericana, Rosario (Arg.): Beatriz Viterbo Editoras, 2006.
  • “The Experience of Jewish Identity and Collective Memory in Morirás lejos.” Hispanic Journal. 25(June/July 2005): 107-118.
  • Teachers’ Annotations. ¡Arriba! Comunicación y Cultura New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2004.
  • “La ideología subvertida: La sátira narrativa en Doña Perfecta.” Galdós y la narrativa satírica: Una introducción. Madrid: La Avispa, 2000.
  • “Rights, Repression, Republics and Reinos.” Northeast LGBT Conference, Binghamton University, April 2011.
  • "Femininity versus Queer Ideology in My Mother Likes Women and Beatriz and the Celestial Bodies." International Conference on Masculinities and Femininites, U of West Georgia, November 2008.
  • "Children's Literature in the University-level Spanish Curriculum." ACTFL, San Antonio, TX, November 2007.
  • "El acercamiento a la identidad lesbiana en A mi madre le gustan las mujeres." XXXII Annual Hispanic Literatures Conference, Indiana U of Pennsylvania, October 2007.
  • “Using the City to Map the Social Landscape in La nave de los locos.” The XXVI International Congress LASA, San Juan, PR, March 2006.
  • "Decapitating Discourse: El estrangulador by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán." The International Conference on Arms and Letters, U of West Georgia, October 2005.
  • "El control del espacio en la narrativa de Belén Gopegui." The 8th Annual Ohio State University Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures, Linguistics, and Cultures, April 2005.
  • “Lies Can Create Truth: Morirás lejos by José Emilio Pacheco.” International Conference on Truth & Mendacity, State Univ of West Georgia, October 2004.
  • “Teresa de Cartagena’s Use of Medical Discourse.” Science, Literature and the Arts in the Medieval and Early Modern World, Binghamton Univ (SUNY), October 2004.
  • "Jewish Collective Memory in Pacheco's Morirás lejos." The XXV International Congress LASA 2004, Las Vegas, NV, October 2004.
  • "Ambivalence and Self-Construction in the Treatises of Teresa de Cartagena." The XIV Biennial New College Conference on Medieval-Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL, March 2004.
  • "The Authority of Authorship in the works of Teresa de Cartegena." The 53rd Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2000.


Alfred University International Fellowship for Faculty Development Grant, June 2016, "Global Migrations: Spain" course development
Abigail Allen Award, April 2014.
Alfred University International Fellowship for Faculty Development Grant to attend the CIEE seminar “Spain: Regional Identities in the European Context: The Catalan Case.” June 2005.
Joseph Kruson Trust Fund Award for Excellence in Teaching May 2004.
Service-Learning Award for Curricular Development Grant to support the course & trip “Sustainable Futures and Service-Learning in Costa Rica” Dec. 2003.
NEH Research Grant to transcribe unedited manuscript held in El Escorial library outside of Madrid, Spain. Summer 2003.

Professional Experience

Chair, Assessment Planning & Oversight Committee, 2013 – present

  • Divisional Annual Assessment Reports
  • CLAS Writing Assessment – spring 2013, 2014, 2015
  • AU Writing Assessment - spring 2016

Director, Transfer Student Programs, 2014-present

Chair, Division of Modern Languages, 2011 – 2017

Co-Director, Women’s Studies Program, 2012-2013

Director, Women’s Studies Program, 2008 – 2012


Assessment Leadership

Member, Alfred University Assessment Council, 2015-present

  • Co-Facilitator, AU Writing Assessment, summer 2016

Chair, CLAS Assessment Policies and Oversight Committee, 2014-present

  • Co-Facilitator, CLAS Writing Assessment, 2014, 2015
  • Reader, CLAS Writing Assessment, 2013

Middle States Site Visit – April 2015 – two meetings

Middle States Working Group – Standard #14 – Assessment of Student Learning, 2012-13

Member, General Education Taskforce, 2010 – 2012

Professional Development in Assessment

AAC&U General Education & Assessment: New Contexts, New Cultures, February 2012

AAC&U Annual Meeting, “Global Positioning: Essential Learning, Student Success, and the Currency of U.S. Degrees.” January 2011.

AAC&U General Education Institute – Burlington, Vermont, June 2010

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