Dr. Roselyn Costantino
Associate Professor of Spanish & Women's Studies
Coordinator Women's Studies

127 Hawthorn
Pennsylania State University Altoona College
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 949-5245



Theatre & Performance
AAWomen's Studies
Study Abroad
Speakers Series / Forums
Guatemala Femicide
Dr. Roselyn Costantino received her M.A. from Montclair State University (1988) in Spanish Peninsular Literature with a focus on 19th-century Spanish and Latin American narrative, and her Ph.D. from Arizona State University (1992) in Spanish with specialization in Latin American theatre and narrative; Latin American Studies; and Women's Studies.
Her areas of specialization include Latin American Writers, Playwrights, and Performance Artists; Latin American and Latina Women; Performance Studies; Feminist Theory; Latino and Latin American Studies. Her most recent publications include Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform (co-edited with Diana Taylor. Duke UP, 2003); Femicide, Impunity, and Citizenship: The Old and The New in the Struggle for Justice in Guatemala (Chicana/Latina Studies 6.1 Fall 2006); “Politics and Culture in a Diva´s Diversion”; “Youth Movements in Mexico: Indigenous Youth of the Zapatista Rebellion”; and "Preserving the American Way of Life."  She is completing a manuscript, “There are many ways to kill a woman”: Structural Deformities, Femicide, and Transformative Collaboration in Guatemala’s Narrative of Extreme Gendered Violence. She is a member of the Altoona College Arts and Humanities faculty; Women´s Studies Faculty; and the University Graduate faculty.