Dr. Beckman is an Associate Professor in the Spanish Department at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, U.S.A.
A native of Mexico City, Beckman researches Golden Age Spanish literature and contemporary Mexican and Spanish writers. She is the author of El valor literario del Lázaro de 1555: género, evolución y metamorfosis, in which she discusses the character of Lázaro de Tormes in the original work of 1554, and his reappearance in the picaresque continuations of 1555 and 1620, as well as several articles on Golden Age playwrights, and modern authors.
Expertise: Spanish language and Medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature
Education: Ph.D. and M.A. in Spanish literature, University of Iowa. B.A. in International Studies and Spanish, Graceland University, Iowa.