Dr. Laura Alonso-Gallo, PhD

Professor of English
Department Chair of English and Foreign Languages


  • BA, MA, and PhD Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Areas of Interest

American Literature, Latino/a Literature, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature.


Laura P. Alonso-Gallo is Professor of English at Barry University.  In 1997 she was appointed Professor of American Literature at the University of Huelva, Spain, where she served as Chair of the English Department (1997-2000) and Director of International Relations for the Universidad de Huelva.  She has lectured on Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. literature both in Spain and the United States. She taught at Duke University (1989-1991), the University of Sevilla, Spain (1991-1993), the UNC Chapel Hill Program in Seville, Spain, and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Miami (2000) and Barry University (2004-2011). Renowned institutions have awarded her scholarships and grants, including Spain’s Ministry of Education, Dartmouth College through the Charles Dana Foundation, and the Salzburg Seminar.

Her scholarly work shows a wide range of interests within U.S. and Latin American Studies. She has numerous articles and contributions to books in the field of Latino/a Caribbean authors both in national and international journals and has edited the collections of critical essays Guayaba Sweet: Literatura Cubana en Estados Unidos (2003) and critical interviews Voces de América: Entrevistas a escritores americanos / American Voices: Interviews with American Writers (2004). She has also co-edited other critical volumes: Evolving Origins, Transplanting Cultures: Literary Legacies of the New Americans (2002), Myth and Ritual in African American and Native American Literatures (2001), El sexo en la literatura (1997), and La mujer: del texto al contexto (1996). 

She serves on the Board of Directors of Spain-Florida 500 Years Foundation.  She is also involved in other educational and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad.