Noé Ruvalcaba, Ph. D

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Director, Spanish Program

Office Phone: (951) 552-8778
E-mail: nruvalcaba@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, Room 286
Office Hours: M, W 1:15-3:15 pm, T, Th 1:00-4:30 pm & by appointment.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph. D Spanish University of California, Riverside December 2011
M.A. Spanish University of California, Riverside June 2007
B.A. Spanish University of California, Santa Barbara June 2005
B.A. Latin American Studies University of California, Santa Barbara June 2005
  • Courses Taught

    Capstone Portfolio Courses
    Contemporary Mexican Literature and Film
    Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film
    Elementary Spanish
    Intermediate Spanish
    Conversational Spanish
    Introduction to Spanish Literature

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Latin American Literature (19th and 20th Century)
    Iberian Literature (Medieval Spain)
    Mexican Narrative
    The Literature of Indigenismo in Latin America

  • Teaching Experience

    University of California, Riverside, Graduate Teaching Assistant / Associate in Spanish, 2006-2011.
    Courses taught: Beginning-Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture.
    California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside, Conversational Spanish 2007 -2008

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Presentations:

    “El problema del indígena y de la tierra en los cuentos del Subcomandante Marcos.” XVII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Mérida, México, March 2016.

    “El intelectual enmascarado: El Subcomandante Galeano y su narrativa de la rebelión zapatista.” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, October 2015.

    “El Subcomandante Galeano: el intelectual enmascarado y la imagen del guerrillero en su narrativa.” The American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, Roger Antón Chapter, California Baptist University, Riverside, February 2015.

    “El Subcomandante Marcos: intelectual público y su lucha por la autonomía indígena.” The American Association of Teachers of Spanish &Portuguese, Southern California Chapter, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, October 2014.

    “Oficio de tinieblas y las raíces históricas del problema del indígena y de la tierra.” 96th Annual Conference, The American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, Panama City, Panama, July 2014.

    “La novela neo-indigenista de Rosario Castellanos y los orígenes de problemas sociales y culturales que afectan a las comunidades indígenas.” The American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, Southern California Chapter, University of California, Los Angeles, October 2013.

    “Keypals y el uso de tecnologías para el aprendizaje de una nueva lengua.” The American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, California Baptist University, March 2013.

    “La novela neo-indigenista de Rosario Castellanos y los problemas de la tierra y del indígena.” The American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, Chaffey College, November 2012

    “Reaching the Nations through Technology,” California Baptist University, August 2012

    “Oficio de tinieblas y los orígenes de circunstancias que motivan una rebelión indígena; violencia en respuesta a la modernidad mexicana.” The American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, California Baptist University, April 2012

    “Balún Canán y las raíces históricas de conflictos políticos y culturales,” The American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Redlands, November 2011
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    INVITED INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS (given as part of the South East Asia Faculty International Service Project)

    “Linking Language Students through Skype, Facebook, or Twitter: The New Era for Keypals,” Nilai University, Putra Nilai, Malaysia, June 2012.

    "Learning Language Through the use of Language-Intensive Games," Nilai University, Putra Nilai, Malaysia, June 2012

    "Malaysian Cultural Experience,” Nilai University, Putra Nilai, Malaysia, June 2012

    "Methods of Effectively Teaching Language to Students of Various Backgrounds, " Nilai University, Putra Nilai, Malaysia, May 2012

    "The Importance of Writing, Reading, and Culture for a University Education" Nilai University, Putra Nilai, Malaysia, May 2012

    Publications:

    Ruvalcaba, Noé. “Oficio de tinieblas y los problemas del indígena y de la tierra.” Revista Cronopio. Revista Cronopio, ideas libres y diversas. ed. 40 (2013): Web. 9 Jan. 2015.

    Ruvalcaba, Noé. Rev. of Mexican Public Intellectuals. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Hispania (2015). Print.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Grove Community Church, Riverside

  • Community Service & Involvement

    The Grove Community Church, Riverside

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Fundraising for poor communities in Tecate and El Taray, Mexico.

  • Personal Philosophy

    1 Corinthians 10:31
    New King James Version
    Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.