Professor Armando Figueroa has a B.S in Psychology and an M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature , both from the University of Maryland. A M.Phil. in Spanish Language and Literature and a Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Literature, both from Columbia University. He has taught at the Middlebury in Madrid program since 1993, as well as in other US university programs in Spain. His research interests are 19th and 20th Century Spanish American Literature and Culture, as well as Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.