Electa Arenal

Electa Arenal, a professor emeritus of Hispanic and Women's Studies (City University of New York), is a translator and specialist in Hispanic monastic women's culture. She is listed in Feminists Who Changed America for her work in legitimizing the new field of women's studies at Richmond College (now The College of Staten Island/CUNY) where she taught from 1969–2001, with leaves as a National Endowment for the Humanities Bunting Institute Fellow at Radcliffe in Cambridge, MA (1978–1980); to teach in Hawaii (1986–1987); and at the University of Bergen, Norway, where she also directed their Center for Research on Women in the Humanities (1992–1994). From 1997 to 2001 she directed the Center for the Study of Women and Society and coordinated the Women's Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center/CUNY.