Myriam Borges Thompson, Ph.D., a native Spanish-speaker from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is an educator, a researcher of Latin American literature and history, and a writer. After a long absence, she returned to her native island to pursue her doctoral studies in the Department of Estudios Hispánicos at the University of Puerto Rico. Her doctoral research was about Carmen Hernández de Araújo (1824-1877), a founding member of Puerto Rican literature, poet, novelist, theologian, and one of the first Latin American women writers and playwrights.
An experienced classroom teacher, Myriam has taught Spanish in elementary school through high school and college. She contributed articles to Our Gifted Children magazine, including “Identification of Gifted Hispanic Students” and “One Gifted Child, Three Environments.” She is co-author of the chapter “Reflections on Foreign Language Study for Highly Able Learners” in Developing Verbal Talent, published by the College of William and Mary. Fascinated by the Spanish classics of the Golden Age, she likes to reread Cervantes’s Don Quixote every few years. She has spent the last decade researching the work of nineteenth-century Latin American women writers. She is a frequent presenter at conferences, including the Great Homeschool Convention conferences. Myriam is a contributor to her husband Michael Clay Thompson’s Caesar’s English books and is the translator of Amor Ideal (Ideal Love) by Carmen Hernández and the author/translator of With the Eyes of a Woman: Carmela Eulate’s Stories of Family and Marriage.