Ph.D. 20th Century Spanish-American Literature, Oral Narrative & Folklore: University of Oxford, England, 1991
M.A. Spanish Literature: University of Michigan, 1983
M.A. French Literature: Middlebury College, 1983
B.A. Spanish and French: Ohio Wesleyan University
Dr. Partyka is a specialist in Paraguayan women’s literature and is currently translating works by Renée Ferrer into English.
Dr. Partyka is the author of numerous articles, chapters and book reviews. She has finished a bilingual book of poetry and is working on her novel, Nudos de Silencio (Knots of Silence).