Faculty Profile for Dr. Beth Ann Bernstein

profile photo for Dr. Beth Ann Bernstein
Dr. Beth Ann Bernstein
Senior Lecturer — Dept of World Languages & Literatures
CENT 214
phone: (512) 245-2360

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Beth Bernstein is a Senior Lecturer of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Texas State University. She is originally from Wisconsin and completed her PhD with distinction in Spanish literature at the University of New Mexico in 2006. Beth was a lecturer and supervisor at the University of Texas, and she was also a visiting professor at St. Edward’s University. Her specialty is seventeenth-century and twentieth-century peninsular theater and she is especially interested in issues of identity. Beth enjoys teaching Spanish language courses as well as innovating curricula exploring issues of identity in Spanish literature. She also created and organizes the Texas State Intercambio: Spanish-Language Mixer which is an opportunity for students from Spanish-speaking countries and Spanish language learners to come together and share in a cultural dialogue. Beth is currently working on her book Exploring Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality in Four Spanish Plays: A Crisis of Identity which will be published by Lexington Books.

Teaching Interests

Peninsular literature (poetry, short story, theater) , Spanish language classes of all levels, Culture of Spanish-speaking countries, Spanish conversation

Research Interests

Peninsular literature (poetry, short story, theater) , Identity in Spanish literature (race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality), Second-Language Acquisition, Spanish Language Teaching Methodology

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Bernstein, B. A. (n.d.). Exploring Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality in Four Spanish Plays: A Crisis of Identity. Lanham, MD, United States: Lexington Books.
  • Bernstein, B. A. (2020, April). La cuarentena/Haikus para la cuarentena. Al Principio, Sigma Delta Pi Literary and Arts Magazine. San Marcos, TX, United States: Texas State University. Retrieved from https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/wp.txstate.edu/dist/c/2270/files/2020/04/Revista-Al-Principio-2020-Vol-35.pdf
  • Bernstein, B. A. (2016). Wrote commentary for: Kelley Coblentz Bautch and Richard J. Bautch. 1-2 Maccabees. In Wisdom Commentary Series 18. Collegeville, Minn: Liturgical Press.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: The Texas State Quarterly Team Recognition Program Award. January 23, 2020 - Present
  • Award / Honor Nominee: The Excellence in Diversity Award. January 12, 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: The Texas State Quarterly Team Recognition Program Award. January 12, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2018 College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Excellence in Service. January 9, 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Nominated by St. Edward’s University Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, St. Edward's University. January 2015 - December 2015

Selected Grants

  • Bernstein, Beth Ann. Participated in a grant application to develop a minor in Spanish for Specific Purposes at St. Edward's University. I was named as “key personnel” in the grant, and would develop the curriculum and revise the SPAN 3334 “Spanish for the Professions” course. (Funded: 2014). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Undergraduate Advisor
Multicultural Sorority: Delta Xi Nu
April 2020-Present
Spanish Film Series: Cine Contemporáneo: Must See Movies en español, Sigma Delta Pi
February 2020-Present
International Quad Day, International Student and Scholar Services event
November 8, 2018-Present
Intercambio: Spanish-Language Mixer (Virtual event Starting in March 2020)
March 20, 2017-Present
Spanish Film Series: Asuntos de familia: Issues of Parenthood and Family in Hispanic Film, Sigma Delta Pi
December 2018-March 2019