Dr. Rubén Galve Rivera

Dr. Rubén Galve Rivera

Dr. Rubén Galve Rivera, an assistant professor of Spanish at Missouri Southern, will present “De-stereotyping Spain: Sociocultural Aspects That Craft Spaniards (after They Bullfight, Dance Flamenco, and Do Siesta)” at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in Corley Auditorium.

Very little is known about Spanish culture outside the classic bullfights, flamenco, and siesta clichés. Rivera’s interactive lecture will point out the various misconceptions about Spain, as well as to present a more accurate portrayal of those sociocultural features that shape the life of Spaniards today.

Born in Spain in 1983, Rivera studied at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, where he graduated with a Tourism Business Administration degree in 2007. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in 20th Century Spanish Peninsular Literature and History from Texas Tech University (2014).

Admission to the presentation is free.