Quinnipiac University
Aileen C. Dever

Professor of Modern Languages

Chair of Modern Languages

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Aileen Dever is a Professor of Spanish in the Department of ModernLanguages, Literatures, and Cultures at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Her most recent publications include:

The Poetry and Prose of Rosalía de Castro: A Bilingual Facing Page Edition. (Co-author, John Dever, Ph.D., WCSU, Emeritus) New York: Edwin Mellen P, 2010.

Los niños tontos / The Foolish Children by Ana María Matute. (Co-author, Mary Dever) Bulgaria: Small Stations Press, 2016. (Facing-page translation with scholarly Introduction ~ Finalist, Queen Sofía Spanish Institute Translation Prize (2018)

Silence and Shadows: Religious Symbolism in Ana María Matute’s “La niña fea.” Romance Notes 55 (2015).

An Analysis of Ana María Matute’s “Pecado de omisión” through the Lens of Francoist Spain. L’Érudit franco-espagnol (LEF-E), 5 (June 2014).

Aileen Dever was the recipient of the 2016 Pegasus Pride Award for Service presented by the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers. She also received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Quinnipiac University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students in 2007. Aileen Dever has served as president and vice-president of the CT Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, 2011-2005, and currently serves on the CT AATSP Executive Board. In 2008, she served as translator for Visiting Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú in her visit to Quinnipiac University.


  • BA, Western Connecticut State University
  • MA, Middlebury College
  • PHD, University of Connecticut

Areas of Expertise

  • Rosalía de Castro
  • Julián Gayarre
  • José Asunción Silva
  • Spain
  • Spanish Civil War


  • Modern Languages

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 3 304

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC3


Quinnipiac University

Professor of Spanish


2000 - Present