Dr. Rustamova is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at KSU since 2017. In over 17 years of language instruction, she has taught a broad variety of courses in Spanish language and literature. Her interdisciplinary research interests encompass Modern and Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Literature and Cultural Studies, as well as Brazilian Literature, with an emphasis on popular culture and media studies. She specializes in topics related to memory construction and its ideological dimensions, representations of identity, race, ethnicity, and gender in aesthetic-cultural productions of the Hispanic world. Dr. Rustamova has published on tensions between dominant and peripheral cultures in Spanish Romantic prose and contemporary televisual discourse.