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From Elena M. Martinez, Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
My colleagues in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature and I are saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend Dr. Isabel Cid Sirgado, professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature and former chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature.
Dr. Sirgado earned her BA in Spanish from the University of Perugia and Havana University, an MA in Latin American Pre-Columbian Civilization from St. Johns University, and a PhD in Spanish and Italian Literatures from New York University. After serving as a faculty member and administrator at Hofstra University for ten years, Dr. Sirgado joined the faculty of Baruch College as professor and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature in 1983. In addition to serving as chair for 13 years, Professor Sirgado also was the college’s Affirmative Action officer in 1990-91. She pursued the rest of her distinguished career at Baruch, where her research focused on Spanish literature. She published several books of literary criticism, including Las dos poéticas de Ignacio Luzán (Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra), and Afrancesados y neoclásicos: su deslinde en el teatro español del siglo XVIII (Madrid: Cultura Hispánica), and articles in a wide range of scholarly journals in Spain and in the United States. In addition, Professor Cid Sirgado conducted research in the areas of Bilingual Education and Second-Language acquisition.
Isabel was a strong and passionate advocate for the teaching of foreign languages and cultures in the United States. I will miss Isabel, and I know that many colleagues and students will miss her too.
Respecting Isabel's wishes, no funeral services will be held. Her family has set up a fund to support the Gynecological Cancer Research department at NYU. If you would like to make a donation, here is the link: In Honor of Isabel Cid-Sirgado.
Professor Elena M. Martinez