Ricardo Castells, Ph.D., is Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages 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 book, An Empire of Faith: The Conquest of America in Golden Age Spanish Theater, was published by Edition Reichenberger (Kassel, Germany).