Ricardo Castells, Ph.D., is Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.
Dr. Castells is also Associate Director of the Spain Summer Program. He holds a Ph.D. in Romance languages, with a specialization in Golden Age Spanish literature, from Duke University. He received a Master's degree in Spanish literature from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management. His publications include Fernando de Rojas and the Renaissance Vision: Phantasm, Melancholy, and Didacticism in Celestina (Penn State University Press, 2000); and Calisto’s Dream and the Celestinesque Tradition: A Rereading of Celestina (University of North Carolina Studies in Romance Languages, 1995). His latest book, An Empire of Faith: The Conquest of America in Golden Age Spanish Theater, was published by Edition Reichenberger (Kassel, Germany).