Jacqeline Nanfito receives Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Jacqueline Nanfito, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, has been chosen as an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award winner by Marquis Who’s Who, regarded as the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles in many disciplines. Nanfito is recognized as a leader in the fields of Spanish, Latin American literature and language and higher education.

“I am honored for the recognition that accompanies this award for Lifetime Achievement,” Nanfito shared. “Scholarship and education have been my life.”

Teaching both in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, as well as the Women and Gender Studies program, Nanfito has focused on bringing important Latin American female artists to campus through writing and photography workshops, presentations and workshops, and performances. 

She is the author of several articles in Latin American literary journals, and has published several books on Latin American women writers and worked on many translations of Latin American literature. 

In spring 2022, Nanfito will take sabbatical spending time in Nice, France and Rapallo, Italy, retraining the steps of Latin American awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral. She will investigate Mistral’s literary production and focus on several themes, including the role education, intellectuals and artists play in bringing about a more peaceful global world order.  

She is applying for a prestigious NEH Fellowship Grant to help her carry out her scholarly ambitions.