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Gioconda Marun Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Marun has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of literary education.

Throughout her tenure as a professor, she skillfully taught courses regarding Argentine literature, film, popular culture and digital literature as seen through the lens of Latin America.

    HARRISON, NY, December 03, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gioconda Marun with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Marun celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Following numerous years of excellence as an educator in the fields of 19th, 20th and 21st century Latin American studies, globalization, world literature and cyberliterature, Dr. Marun retired from her full time responsibilities at Fordham University with the distinguished title of a professor emerita. Throughout her tenure as a professor, she skillfully taught courses regarding Argentine literature, film, popular culture and digital literature as seen through the lens of Latin America. Impressively, Dr. Marun became the chair and associate chair of the department of modern languages and literatures at the university, as well as the director of the Spanish language program.

Listed as one of 50 Outstanding Latin American Women of New York in 2001, Dr. Marun garnered much' acclaim for the various leadership roles she has held in Latin American academia, and was notably appointed as the president of the International Congress for the Center for the Study of Literature and Civilizations of the Riodela Plata of the University of the Sorbonne held at Fordham University in 1998, for which she also served as vice president between 1996 and 1998. She co-chaired the Third Biennial of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, held at Fordham University in 1988, additionally excelling as the organization's associate editor from 2001 until 2009. Among numerous other career-related positions in myriad other Latin American organizations, Dr. Marun further maintained activity on the editorial boards of Revista Iberoamericana, a publication of the International Institute of Spanish American Literature from 1992 to 1996, and the Language Association Bulletin, an organ of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, from 1983 to 1990.

Prior to embarking upon her professional journey, Dr. Marun attended the National University of San Juan in Argentina, after which she attained a Master of Arts in Latin American literature from St. John's University in 1974 and her PhD at the National University of Buenos Aires in 1979. Imminently qualified in her field, Dr. Marun has been recognized as a fellow of various educational institutions in Spain and Latin America, particularly as a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar fellow for the Concept of Spanish American Modernity in 1982, a fellow of the International Information and Observation Office of Spanish in 1972, the Higher Council for Scientific Research in 1971, the Institute of Hispanic Culture in 1971, and the Argentine National Endowment for the Arts in 1970. Further, she has published an extensive body of books between 1983 and 2013, regarding such authors and subjects as Eduardo L. Holmberg, Roberto Ampuero, globalization, modernism, the relationship between Latin American and world Literature, as well as numerous articles submitted to professional journals. In addition, she was awarded a grant from the Organization of American States for the publication of the princeps edition of Eduardo L. Holmberg's Olimpio Pitango de Monalia in 1992.

A luminary within her field, Dr. Marun maintained positions of influence on the honorary and fellows committee of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese from 2001 until 2006, and presently as an editorial advisor of Revista Iberoamericana. Moreover, she has been named in the Directory of American Scholars via Thomas Gale in 2005, as well as in 2001. Dr. Marun was also listed within the 56th edition of Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women between 2003 and 2006.

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