Christian Rubio

  • Associate Professor, Modern Languages
  • Correspondent, North American Spanish language Academy
  • Ph.D. Columbia University
  • M.A. Teachers College-Columbia University
  • B.A. Queens College, CUNY

Teaching Interests

Spanish Language, Culture and Civilization of Spain, Modern Peninsular Literature and Spanish for Business

Research Interests

Language for the Professions, Language Pedagogy, Contemporary Peninsular literature and culture, Spanish for Business, Spanish in the United States, Spanish avant-garde, Liberalism in 19th Century Spain, Honors Education, Undergraduate Research

Consulting/Practice Interests

North American Spanish Language Academy

Professional Memberships

  • National Collegiate Honors Council 2008 - Present
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese 2006 - Present
  • Modern language Association 2004 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2016, The Joseph M. Cronin Award of Excellence in Academic Advising and Mentoring, Bentley University
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Rubio, C. (2017). Huellas krausianas en Federico García Lorca. Ápeiron Estudios de filosofía. 7 95-104. (Link)
  • Rubio, C. (2016). Consideraciones críticas sobre la realidad hispanounidense. Glosas. 20-28. (Link)
  • Rubio, C. (2013). Las Mujeres de la Vanguardia Española . Alba de America, (33) 62-63 273-284.
  • Rubio, C. (2011). El Pensamiento Sociopolítico y Religioso en la Poesía de Miguel Hernández. Boletín de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española. 14 105-114.
  • Rubio, C. (2006). The Influence of Spanish Krausism on Antonio Machado. International Journal of Humanities. 93-99.
  • Rubio, C. (). "Los ideales decimonónicos de Rosario Acuña en El Padre Juan". Raudem, Revista de Estudios de las Mujeres. Forthcoming.

    Books


  • Rubio, C. (2016). Krausism and the Spanish Avant Garde: The Impact of Philosophy on National Culture. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press (Link)
  • Rubio, C. (2014). Various contributions.
  • Rubio, C. (2005). La Influencia de la Masonería en Antonio Machado. Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press

  • Book Chapters


  • Rubio, C. (2020). Ni de aquí ni de allá In Gerardo Piña-Rosales, (Eds.) Cuando llegamos. Experiencias migratorias. 95-99. Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE)
  • Rubio, C. (2016). La Revista Nacional y su papel durante la España Finisecular In Henriette Partzch and Yvette Buerki, (Eds.) Redes de comunicación: La prensa en el mundo hispánico. 95-113. Berlin:
  • Rubio, C. (2010). Los Artículos de Gabriela Mistral en La Nueva Democracia, Nueva York In , (Eds.) Gabriela Mistral y los Estados Unidos. 65-84.
  • Rubio, C. (). Developing a language curriculum in a business institution In , (Eds.) . Forthcoming.
  • Rubio, C. (). Lasting Lessons from COVID-19: A Story of Successful Community Building In , (Eds.) . Forthcoming.

  • Book Reviews


  • Rubio, C. (2020). [Review of the book Book Review of Flamenco Nation ]. Hispania. (Link) Forthcoming.
  • Rubio, C. (2014). [Review of the book Uncivil Wars Elena Garro, Octavio Paz, and the Battle for Cultural Memory ]. Hispania, (97) 1
  • Rubio, C. (2010). [Review of the book • Book Review of El Sueño de la Razón y la Pesadilla de la Historia de Carlos Rojas ]. Boletín de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.

  • Presentations

  • Rubio, C. (2022). “El feminismo inexplorado de Rosario de Acuña” Presented at the University of Cincinnati 42 Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages & Literatures Cincinnati, OH
  • Masloff, J., Rubio, C. (2021). “ATC Technology Talk—Classroom Technology” Presented at the Bentley University--ATC ATC Technology Talk—Classroom Technology Online
  • Rubio, C. (2021). “Reimagining Research programs: Best Practices and Lessons Learned” Presented at the NCHC Annual National Collegiate Honors Council Conference Orlando, FL
  • Rubio, C. (2021). “To Keep or No To Keep? Pandemic-Driven Innovations in Honors” Presented at the NCHC Annual National Collegiate Honors Council Conference Orlando, FL
  • Masloff, J., Rubio, C. (2021). “Classroom Technology” Presented at the Bentley University ATC Technology Talk Remote
  • Rubio, C. (2021). “(Red)Defining the Value of Public Humanities” Presented at the Modern Language Association MLA Academic Program Services Leadership 2022 Virtual
  • Rubio, C. (2019). “DIH Breakout: Creative Problem Solving in Honors ” Presented at the NCHC National Collegiate Honors Council
  • Rubio, C. (2019). “Ethics of Acceleration:” Presented at the NCHC National Collegiate Honors Council Honors Conference New Orleans, LA
  • Rubio, C. (2018). “What makes a winning newsletter?” Presented at the NCHC National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference Boston, MA
  • Rubio, C. (2018). “El impacto de Rosario Acuña en Federico García Lorca ” Presented at the Kentucky Unviersity Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference Lexington, KY
  • Rubio, C. (2017). “Honors Advising and Honors Mission” Presented at the NCHC National Collegiate Honors Council Conference Atlanta, GA
  • Rubio, C. (2017). “Honors Advising in the Context of Diversity” Presented at the NCHC National Collegiate Honors Council Conference Atlanta, GA
  • Rubio, C. (2017). “Intercambios de ideas krausistas : Una mirada hacia el futuro” Presented at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas Encuentro Krausista Madrid, Spain
  • Rubio, C. (2017). “Concepción Arenal y María Jesús Alvarado Rivera, ¿influencia o coincidencia?” Presented at the University of Kentucky Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference Lexington, KY
  • Rubio, C. (2017). “La evolución del feminismo español: De la armónica krausista a González Posada y Carmen de Burgos” Presented at the Georgia Southern University South East Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures Savannah, GA
  • Rubio, C. (2016). “Mental Health in Honors” Presented at the NCHC Annual National Collegiate Honors Council Conference Seattle, WA
  • Rubio, C. (2016). “Dos Concepciones: Una misma realidad” Presented at the Georgia Southern University Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures Savannah, GA
  • Rubio, C., Gulati, G. J., Jackson, A. L. (2015). “Capstone Projects at a Business University” Presented at the NCHC National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference Chicago, IL
  • Rubio, C., Stockley, J. (2015). “Resetting an Honors Program, the ULM Honors Program experience” Presented at the NCHC National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference Chicago, IL
  • Rubio, C. (2015). “Rosario Acuña: pionera en su tiempo” Presented at theMountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference
  • Rubio, C. (2015). “Building Momentum Towards a Secular Education: The Case of Spain during the 1800s and 1900s” Presented at the Valente Center Seminar Valente Fellow Presentation
  • Rubio, C. (2015). “"Fernando Castro y la educación femenina en España"” Presented at the Georgia Southern University Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures Savannah, GA
  • Rubio, C. (2015). “Giner de los Ríos y su legado cien años después” Presented at theXV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica La Antigua, Guatemela
  • Rubio, C. (2014). “The Influence of Institucionismo on Antonio Machado's Landscape” Presented at the University of Kentucky 67th KFLC The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference Lexington, KY
  • Rubio, C. (2014). “A Cultural Europeanization of Spain: From Krausism to the Avant-Garde” Presented at the York University Fourth Annual Meeting of 19th Century Hispanists International Netowrk Toronto, Canada
  • Rubio, C. (2013). “Spanish Krausism: The beginning of a new trend” Presented at the University of Cincinnati 33 Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages & Literatures Cincinnati, OH
  • Rubio, C. (2013). “La importancia de la Revista Nacional en el proceso unificador de la España finisecular” Presented at the Deutscher Hispanistentag XIX Congreso de la Asociación Alemana de Hispanistas Münster, Germany
  • Rubio, C. (2013). “La (Re)Generación de 1898: Una visión europea” Presented at theXII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
  • Rubio, C. (2012). “Spain: The Perfect Place for the Avant-Garde” Presented at the Commom Ground Tenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities Montréal, Canada
  • Rubio, C. (2012). “Las mujeres [españolas] de la Vanguardia” Presented at the California State University Dominguez Hills XXXVII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature Carson,CA
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Mentor (Faculty) for Sigma Delta Pi 2016 - Present
  • Mentor (Student) for Spanish Major and Minor Coordinator 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member for French position search committee 2016 - 2017
  • University Service


  • Committee Member for Focal Area 2 Advisory Group 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for FirstGen Advisory Board 2020 - Present
  • Other for Teaching Council 2018 - Present
  • Administrative Assignment, Other for Fusio: The Bentley Undergraduate Journal 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member for Committee Member for Provost Search 2022 - 2022
  • Committee Member for First Year Seminar Working Group 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Presidential Search Committee 2020 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Provost Search Committee 2019 - 2019
  • Task Force Member for Curriculum Task Force Phase II 2019 - 2019
  • Program Organizer for Valente Seminar Fellows 2017 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Undergraduate Curriculum Task Force 2018 - 2018
  • Curriculum Implementation Committee 2015 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Faculty Honors Council 2014 - 2018
  • Committee Chair for Curriculum Implementation Committee 2017 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Velente Center for the Arts and Sciences 2015 - 2018
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for Undergraduate Research Conference 2016 - 2016
  • Committee Member for Bentley Faculty Senate 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Member for NEASC Committee 2012 - 2012
  • Task Force Member for Honors Program Task Force 2011 - 2012
  • Professional Service


  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Hispania 2012 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal L’Érudit franco-espagnol (LEF-E) 2011 - Present
  • Editor, Journal for Revista de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (RANLE) 2011 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for University of Hawaii 2012 - 2012