A professor of Hispanic Studies, Ana Cara's frequently taught courses typically involve Latin American literature, such as her class on Latin American and Latino Folklore.
- Ph. D. Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
- M.A. Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania, 1974
- B.A. English Middlebury College, 1972
- B.A. Spanish Middlebury College, 1972