York College / City University of New York
Drago, Margarita

Drago, Margarita


World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities

Phone: 718-262-2436
Office Location: AC-3D10
Email: mdrago@york.cuny.edu

Margarita Drago is originally from Argentina. As an expolitical prisoner and writer she has represented Argentina in congresses in the United States, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Canada, Spain, and France. She has published six poetry books, and articles in newspapers and literary, educational, and human rights journals as well as articles on pedagogy of teaching children. Her study: Sister María de Jesús Tomelín (1579-1637), Conceptionist from Puebla de Los Ángeles: A Failed Construction of a Saint was published by Editorial Pliegos, Madrid, in 2019. Her book Memory Tracks: Fragments from Prison (1975-1980) which recounts her memories as an Argentinean political prisoner from 1975 to 1980, was declared of cultural interest by the Honorable Chambers of Deputies of the Republic of Argentina. Dr. Drago has been invited to national and international symposiums, conferences and congresses.

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PhD The Graduate School and University Center of The City of New York Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures 2002 
MA City College/CUNY Spanish 1991 
BS City College/CUNY Bilingual/Spanish 1987 
AA Hostos Community College/CUNY Early Childhood Education 1986 

Areas of Expertise

  • Latin American Literature: Women Writers of the Colonial Period
  • Bilingual Education.

Publications in Field Of Expertise