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Faculty

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Ballantine 861 | 855-0639
Email: abirkenm
Anke Birkenmaier

Anke Birkenmaier
Associate Professor


Caribbean literature and culture, Cuban studies, Contemporary Latin American narrative, Latin American anthropology, Radio and media theory, Latin American avante-gardes

Memorial Hall 329| 855-7447
Email: clements
J. Clancy Clements

J. Clancy Clements
Professor


Contact Linguistics, Lexical Semantics, Functional Syntax, Morphology, Sociolinguistics

Ballantine 870 | 856-5993
Email: dncohn
Deborah Cohn

Deborah Cohn
Professor


Comparative Literature of the Americas, Faulkner and Spanish American literature, Mexican Intellectual Infrastructure and Cold War cultural relations between Spanish America and the U.S.; Cold War cultural diplomacy

Ballantine 857 | 856-5462
Email: mdiazcam
Manuel Díaz-Campos

Manuel Díaz-Campos
Associate Professor


Sociolinguistics, Phonological Variation, Child Phonology, Intonation, Second Language Phonology

Ballantine 869 | 855-5270
Email: mdinvern
Melissa Dinverno

Melissa Dinverno
Associate Professor


20th-Century Spanish Literature and Film, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Textual/Editorial Theory

Ballantine 874 | 855-6136
Ballantine 849 | 855-6691
Email: pdove
Patrick Dove

Patrick Dove
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies


20th-century Spanish-American Narrative, Literary Theory, Philosophy, political thought and literature

Ballantine 858 | 855-9551
Email: cfelixbr
J. César Félix-Brasdefer

J. César Félix-Brasdefer
Associate Professor

Director of Hispanic Linguistics


Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatic Variation, Speech Act Theory, (Im)Politeness, Interlanguage Pragmatics, Instruction of Pragmatics

Ballantine 853 | 856-5470
Ballantine 804 | 855-6691
Email: kgeeslin
Kimberly L. Geeslin

Kimberly L. Geeslin
Professor
Associate Chair


Second-Language Acquisition, Intersection of Sociolinguistics and Language Learning

Ballantine 844A | 855-8612
Ballantine 868 | 855-4878
Email: rdgiles
Ryan Giles

Ryan Giles
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies


Medieval and Renaissance Spanish literature

Ballantine 876 | 855-6392
Email: lgurzyns
Laura Gurzynski-Weiss

Laura Gurzynski-Weiss
Assistant Professor


Interaction-and task-based classroom research, Instructor individual difference factors, In-class feedback provision

Ballantine 836 | 855-4250
Email: riguzman
Ricardo Andres Guzman

Ricardo Andrés Guzmán

Assistant Professor


U.S. Latina/o and Latin American literature and culture, Border studies, Political theory, Psychoanalysis

 

Ballantine 875 | 855-8907
Email: eillas
Edgar Illas

Edgar Illas
Assistant Professor
Director of Catalan


Catalan language and literature, 20th-century Spanish literature and culture, architecture and literature

Ballantine 854 | 856-5142
Email: larson
Catherine Larson

Catherine Larson
Professor


Spanish Early Modern Literature, Contemporary Spanish American Theater

Ballantine 815 | 856-1059
Email: amejiasl
Alejandro Mejías-López

Alejandro Mejías-López
Associate Professor


Latin American Literature

Ballantine 859 | 855-5027
Email: myersk
Kathleen Myers

Kathleen Myers
Professor


Colonial Spanish American Literature, 16th- and 17th-century Hispanic Women Writers

Ballantine 837 | 856-1061
Email: lnamorat
Luciana Namorato

Luciana Namorato
Associate Professor
Director of the Portuguese Program


Brazilian and Portuguese Literatures and Cultures, Brazilian Modernism, Contermporary Latin American Narrative, Gender Studies

Ballantine 855 | 855-5732
Email: jtrisner
Jonathan Risner

Jonathan Risner
Assistant Professor


Latin America and Latina/o cinema

Ballantine 867 | 855-6143
Email: evieira
Estela Vieira

Estela Vieira
Associate Professor


Portuguese and Brazilian literatures and cultures, Comparative Lusophone and Hispanic studies

Ballantine 809 | 856-1057
Email: rvilabel
Reyes Vila-Belda

Reyes Vila-Belda
Associate Professor


20th-Century Spanish Poetry; Intellectual History and Cultural Production

Ballantine 862 | 855-1623
Ballantine 802 |855-8498
Email: swagscha
Steven Wagschal

Steven Wagschal
Associate Professor
Chair


Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture, Cognitive Approaches to Literature, Philosophy and Literature, Art and Literature

Ballantine 866 | 855-8494
Email: ewwillis
Erik W. Willis

Erik W. Willis
Associate Professor


Experimental Spanish Phonology, Phonetics, and Variation

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Adjunct Faculty

Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig

Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
Professor, Second Language Studies and Linguistics


Second language acquisition; second language temporality and tense-mood-aspect systems; interlanguage pragmatics.

 

Isabelle Darcy

Isabelle Darcy

Associate Professor, Second Language Studies 


Second language phonology and processing; acquisition of phonology; accent; speech perception; word recognition.

 

Vivian Nun Halloran

Vivian Nun Halloran

Associate Professor, American Studies and English


Caribbean literature; interconnections between art, history, literature and performance.

 

 

Daniel James

Daniel James

Professor and Mendel Chair, History


Latin American social, cultural and labor history; photography and memory; oral history.


Giles Knox

Giles Knox

Associate Professor, History of Art


Southern European art of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries; art and the Counter-Reformation; the civic politics of religious art; Velázquez; Spanish and Italian art theory.

 

Sonia Velázquez

Sonia Velázquez

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies & Theatre, Performance and Modern Dance


Theoretical approaches to religion and the arts; conversion narratives; religion, secularization and modernity; relationship of beauty and holiness.


 

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Ballantine 806 | 855-1514
Email: lealt
Tania Leal

Tania Leal

Postdoctoral Research Scholar


Second Language Acquisition, Romance linguistics, Sentence Processing, Heritage Languages, Syntactic Theory, Information Structure, Acquisition at the interfaces.

 

Core Lecturers

Portuguese Supervisor Vania Castro

Vania Castro
Senior Lecturer


Ballantine 807 | 855-5552
Email: vacastro

Director of Basic Language Program K. Allen Davis

K. Allen Davis


Ballantine 844B | 855-1157
Email: kadavis2

Supervisor S250 Francisca Escoriza-Gallardo

Francisca Escoriza-Gallardo
Lecturer


Ballantine 805 | 855-5447
Email: gescoriz

Supervisor S100/S150 Viviannette González

Viviannette González
Lecturer


Ballantine 807 | 855-5552
Email: vg3

Israel Herrera-Cárdenas

Israel Herrera-Cárdenas
Lecturer


Ballantine 804 | 855-5257
Email: herrerai

Assistant Director of
the Basic Language Program
Virginia Hojas

Virginia Hojas
Lecturer


Ballantine 871 | 855-6069
Email: virhojas

Supervisor S280 James Lynch

James Lynch
Lecturer


Ballantine 805 | 855-5447
Email: jamlynch

Supervisor S105 Julie Madewell

Julie Madewell
Lecturer


Ballantine 807 | 855-5552
Email: jmadewel

Supervisor S200 Sandra Ortiz

Sandra Ortiz
Lecturer


Ballantine 805 | 855-5447
Email: ortizs

Assistant Director of
Instructional Technology
Robin Reeves

Robin Reeves
Lecturer


Ballantine 804 | 855-5257
Email: roareeve

Alina Sokol

Alina Sokol
Lecturer


Ballantine 806 | 855-1514
Email: sokola

Director of Instructional Technology Juan Manuel Soto-Arriví

Juan Manuel Soto-Arriví
Senior Lecturer


Ballantine 856 | 855-6443
Email: jsoto

 

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Visiting Faculty

Gregory Baum

Gregory Baum
Visiting Lecturer with PhD


Ballantine 864 | 855-2083
Email: glbaum

Courtney Kuchem

Courtney Kuchem
Visiting Lecturer with MA


Ballantine 865 | 855-1301
Email: ckuchem

Kara Livingston

Kara Livingston
Visiting Lecturer with MA


Ballantine 865 | 855-1301
Email: karalivi

Jared Patten

Jared Patten
Visiting Lecturer with MA


Ballantine 864 | 855-2083
Email: jppatten

Nick Phillips

Nick Phillips
Visiting Lecturer with PhD


Ballantine 864 | 855-2083
Email: phillipn

Olimpia Rosenthal

Olimpia Rosenthal
Visiting Assistant Professor


Ballantine 806 | 855-1514
Email: orosenth

Heather Songer

Heather Songer
Visiting Lecturer with MA


Ballantine 878 | 855-8577
Email: hsonger

John Trevathan

John Trevathan
Visiting Lecturer with PhD


Ballantine 804 | 855-5257
Email: jtrevath

Mazinha Hauskrecht

Nilzimar Vieira
Visiting Lecturer with MA


Ballantine 878 | 855-8577
Email: nhauskre

Ana Zapata

Ana Zapata
Visiting Lecturer with PhD


Ballantine 865 | 855-1301
Email: anazapat

 

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