Kerry Kautzman

Professor of 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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