• Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Spanish

    B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

    Poet, human rights activist, literary critic. Interested in Jewish literature and literature of human rights in the Americas; women writers of Latin America; migration, identity, and ethnicity.

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  • Assistant Professor of Spanish

    B.S., University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research and teaching interests: early modern Spanish literature, visual culture and Luso-Castilian bilingualism, theories of poetic inspiration, literature in language teaching.

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  • Lecturer in Spanish

    B.A., University of the Balearic Islands, Spain ; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)

    My research and teaching interests focus primarily on semantics, pragmatics, syntax-semantics interfaces, Romance linguistics, dialectal and typological variation, and sociolinguistics.

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  • Associate Professor of Spanish

    B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Specializes in gender, race, and philosophy of language in colonial Latin American literature and visual culture; digital humanities and blended learning; history of clothing and of food; cultural exchanges between Eastern Europe and Latin America.


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  • Professor of Spanish

    B.A., Soka University of America; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

    Specialized in 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and culture; also interested in Transpacific Studies.

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  • Senior Lecturer in Portuguese

    B.A., University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth); M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Research interests include Contemporary Lusophone African, Brazilian and Portuguese Literature and Film in general, and the short story in particular. 


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  • Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literary Studies; Professor of Spanish

    Licenciatura, Universidad Central de Barcelona; M.A., Emerson College; Ph.D., Boston University

    Teaching and research focused on 19th, 20th and 21st century Spanish peninsular literature and cultural history.

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  • Associate Professor of Spanish

    B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D, University of Kentucky

    ­­­­­Research and teaching center on 20th and 21st century Latin American literature and cinema.

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  • Professor of Spanish

    A.B., Columbia University; A.M., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Spanish literature, hagiography, gender issues, study-abroad theory and practice.

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Spanish Faculty Emeriti

  • Senior Lecturer Emerita in Spanish

    M.A.T. School for International Training/World Learning; Ph.D., University of Florida

    Engaged in research on teaching and learning processes.  Specializes in Spanish language and culture courses.  Teaches courses on diversity in education and classroom interaction.

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  • Professor Emerita of Spanish

    Licenciatura, University of Madrid; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Researches topics from Spanish medieval and Golden Age literature and feminist studies, to Spanish postmodernism and Spanish and Mexican cinema; an educator who intends to teach a higher spiritual and ethical attitude toward life.

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  • Senior Lecturer Emerita in Spanish

    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Specialized in 19th- through 21st-century literature with a focus on Hispanic American narrative and the literary and cultural history of modern Mexico, I am a bilingual scholar, book editor, translator and teacher.

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  • Associate Professor Emerita of Spanish

    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; A.M., Harvard University

    Language & Literature Pedagogy; social justice - race and class; Print & audiovisual interactive resources; immersion; study abroad; I am a teacher, author, editor and teacher-trainer.

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  • Professor Emerita of Spanish

    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; A.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Engaged in research and teaching on topics ranging from the genesis of colonial Latin American literature to the “Boom latinoamericano” of the 1960s and 1970s; the rise of “literatura testimonial,” and the challenges posed by writers, visual artists, and film makers to established societal conventions and authoritarian regimes.


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  • Senior Lecturer Emerita in Spanish

    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

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