Spanish

Our Faculty

    • NAME

      Carlos De Oro

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair

    • Specialty

      Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture

    • NAME

      Abby Dings

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Spanish

    • Specialty

      Second Language Acquisition, Hispanic Linguistics, Interactional Competence

    • NAME

      Ted Jobe

    • TITLE

      Assistant Director of Language Learning Center

    • Specialty

      Specialty Hispanic Linguistics with emphasis on sociolinguistics. Research in learning strategies with authentic-language audiovisual materials

    • NAME

      Angeles Rodriguez Cadena

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Spanish

    • Specialty

      Contemporary Mexican and Latin American Literature and Culture.

    • NAME

      Catherine Bourland Ross

    • TITLE

      Professor of Spanish

    • Specialty

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      I fell in love with the Spanish language at an early age, and I have studied it ever since. In college, I spent time in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in Madrid, Spain. During my graduate studies, I discovered post-Franco Spanish literature, and that became the focus of my academic career. Teaching Spanish language classes helps me remember those moments when another language starts to make sense, when you really start to gain proficiency. It is exciting to see my students go through that process. In my upper level courses, I focus on twentieth and twenty-first century peninsular Spanish literature and film, especially focusing on issues of race and gender. Most of my students start out unfamiliar with these topics, or at least unfamiliar with the topics from a Spanish perspective. Together we discover how literature and film can represent –and misrepresent–culture.

    • NAME

      Laura Senio Blair

    • TITLE

      Professor of Spanish

    • Specialty

      20th and 21st Century Hispano American Narrative and Drama. Chilean Narrative, Drama and Film. Hispanic Film.