Rebecca Biron, professor of Spanish and comparative literature, was appointed dean of the college in June 2015. The senior officer responsible for undergraduate academic life, she oversees the integration of intellectual and social life for students, from pre-matriculation to post-graduation.
Biron’s research and teaching interests focus on Latin American literary and cultural studies, literary theory, gender studies, and Mexican cultural criticism. She is the author of Elena Garro and Mexico’s Modern Dreams (Bucknell) and Murder and Masculinity: Violent Fictions of 20th-Century Latin America (Vanderbilt). She is also the editor of City/Art: the Urban Scene in Latin America (Duke). Currently, she is completing a book project on globalization and film in the Americas.
Biron received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and her doctorate from the University of Iowa. She joined Dartmouth’s faculty in 2006, after having taught at the University of Miami, Emory University, and the University of Iowa.