Małgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba

Małgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba, PhD, is Professor of Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. She specializes in cross-cultural research in syncretic religions, and the feminine. Among her publications are the books, Fierce Feminine Divinities of Eurasia and Latin America: Baba Yaga, Kali, Pombagira, and Santa Muerte (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe: Tradition and Transformation (University of New Mexico Press 2007 & 2009), and Teatro popular peruano: del precolombino al siglo XX (Warsaw U and the Austrian Institute of Latin America, 1995), as well as numerous scholarly book chapters and articles. She has lived, studied, and lectured widely around the world, and is fluent in seven languages.