Maritza Carranza Fonseca joined the Central American Studies Program as part-time faculty in the fall of 2011.
Prof. Fonseca presently teaches an average of three freshmen writing courses during fall semester at CSUN and she also teaches in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Mount Saint Mary's College where, for the past three years, she has conducted a Study Abroad program in Cuba. She received a BA in British Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles (2003) and a MA in Contemporary Latin American Literature (2007).
Maritza is interested in cultural and political issues, particularly in the complex inner workings of the politics of power and political corruption, highlighted as "the poetics of corruption" in the Central American post revolutionary historical novel.
Besides teaching, Maritza is passionately interested in experimental fiction writing, as well as in exploring closely the workings of the creative mind, and the unique ways that creative people think, and what makes them distinctly creative.