Maria Elena Campero
World Languages, Literatures & Cultures
- Associate Professor
Early on, I realized that I wanted to be a student for the rest of my life, so I decided that the best way to become a life-long student was to become a teacher. My academic life started at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, in my native Argentina, where I completed my undergraduate degree of Profesora en Letras (2004). Afterwards, I continued my professional training at the University of Maryland, College Park, completing my M.A. (2008) and Ph.D. (2013) in contemporary Latin American literature. Many dear professors and friends played a key role during these formative years. However, this journey really began when I moved to Australia as a child with my family. From that moment on, I accidentally became a bridge between cultures and words became my permanent residence. Today, I continue delving into Latin America’s complexities with my students at McDaniel College where we experience the spellbound effect of words and their promising resilience every day in our classroom.