Oct. 26, 2004
Gail Ament, associate professor of Spanish at Morningside
College, recently published an article in "Literary
Cultures of Latin America: A Comparative History, Volume One,"
part of a three-volume work published by Oxford University
"Mayan Incursions into Latin
American Literary Historiography" deals with
contemporary Mayan writers of Guatemala . Ament also recently
attended the conference of the Latin American Studies Association
held in Las Vegas, Nev., from Oct. 6-9.
in contemporary Mayan literature, language, and culture and
has published extensively on the subject. She was one of 25
scholars from across the nation in 2000 selected to participate
in a six-week study tour of "The Maya World," which included
visits to Guatemala, Honduras, and Palenque, and the Yucatan
Peninsula in Mexico. Ament received her master's degree from
the University of Montana and her doctorate from the University
of Washington. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Guatemala from
1995-1996 and previously was on the faculties at Whitworth
College and Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., before joining
the faculty at Morningside in 1998.