Ricardo Mouat, professor of Spanish at Emory University, died Sept. 18, 2015, at the age of 64.
Mouat was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1951 and came to the United States in 1969. He graduated from Duke University in 1973. In 1978, he earned a Ph.D. in Romance languages and literature from Princeton. That year, he joined Emory in Atlanta, Ga., as an assistant professor of Spanish.
In 1984, Mouat was promoted to associate professor and in 1991 rose to full professor. As a Spanish-language educator, he was also a literary researcher. In 1986, he was awarded the Essay Prize Discurso Literario. He wrote at least five books in his field.
Mouat is survived by his wife, Disa, whom he married in 1983; a son; and both parents.
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