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Faculty

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

GISB 2139 | 855-8577
Email: pamaral
Patrícia Amaral

Patrícia Amaral
Assistant Professor


Syntax-semantics interface, language change (syntactic and semantic change), Romance linguistics, experimental pragmatics, and language contact

GISB 2104 | 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

GISB 2161 | 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

GISB 2133 | 856-5462
Email: mdiazcam
Manuel Díaz-Campos

Manuel Díaz-Campos
Professor

Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies


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

GISB 2107 | 855-5270
Email: mdinvern
Melissa Dinverno

Melissa Dinverno
Associate Professor


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

GISB 2171 | 855-6136
Email: pdove
Patrick Dove

Patrick Dove
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies


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

GISB 2135| 855-9551
Email: cfelixbr
J. César Félix-Brasdefer

J. César Félix-Brasdefer
Professor

Director of Hispanic Linguistics


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

GISB 2173 | 856-5470
Email: kgeeslin
Kimberly L. Geeslin

Kimberly L. Geeslin
Professor


Second-Language Acquisition, Intersection of Sociolinguistics and Language Learning

GISB 2109| 855-4878
Email: rdgiles
Ryan Giles

Ryan Giles
Associate Professor


Medieval and Renaissance Spanish literature

GISB 2127 | 855-6392
Email: lgurzyns
Laura Gurzynski-Weiss

Laura Gurzynski-Weiss
Associate Professor

Associate Chair


Instructed second language acquisition; interaction and TBLT research; individual characteristics/differences; feedback perception and use; teacher cognition; research and teaching methodology

GISB 2159 | 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

 

GISB 2105 | 855-8907
Email: eillas
Edgar Illas

Edgar Illas
Associate Professor
Director of Catalan


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

GISB 2167 | 856-1059 855-8612
Email: amejiasl
Alejandro Mejías-López

Alejandro Mejías-López
Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies


Latin American Literature

GISB 2100 | 855-5027
Email: myersk
Kathleen Myers

Kathleen Myers
Professor


Colonial and Contemporary Mexican cultural studies, including chronicles, indigenous texts, popular and visual culture; Ethno-history and cultural geographies in Contemporary Mexico and Spain; Early Modern Hispanic Women and Religion

GISB 2147 | 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

GISB 2163 | 855-5732
Email: jtrisner
Jonathan Risner

Jonathan Risner
Assistant Professor


Latin America and Latina/o cinema

GISB 2141 | 855-1514
Email: orosenth
Luciana Namorato

Olimpia Rosenthal

Assistant Professor


Comparative Colonial Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Andean literature and visual culture, Critical Race Studies.

GISB 2149 | 855-6143
Email: evieira
Estela Vieira

Estela Vieira
Associate Professor


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

GISB 2153 | 856-1057
Email: rvilabel
Reyes Vila-Belda

Reyes Vila-Belda
Associate Professor


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

GISB 2176 | 855-1611 /855-1623
Email: swagscha
Steven Wagschal

Steven Wagschal
Associate Professor

Department Chair


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

GISB 2122 | 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

Guadalupe González Diéguez

Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures


Muslim Iberia (al-Andalus); Medieval Jewish and Arabic Philosophy; Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah; Golden Age of Hebrew Literature; Sephardic Culture; Spinoza

 

Shane Greene

Shane Greene

Associate Professor, Anthropology


Cultural studies, music, art and aesthetics, urban subculture, race, Andes.

 

 

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.

 

John Nieto-Phillips

John Nieto-Phillips

Associate Professor, Department of History & Latino Studies
Editor, Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures


I’ve been researching and teaching transnational histories involving Latinas and Latinos. I am especially interested in ways that race, language, and education have shaped changing notions of U.S. citizenship and Latina/o identity.


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 Researcher

Osmer Balam


GISB 2137| 855-8497
Email: obalam

 

Core Lecturers

Portuguese Supervisor Vania Castro

Vania Castro
Senior Lecturer


GISB 2145| 855-6691
Email: vacastro

Paul Coats

Paul Coats

Lecturer


GISB 2158 | 855-6141
Email: pjcoats

Director of the Basic Language Program K. Allen Davis

K. Allen Davis


GISB 2174 | 855-1157
Email: kadavis2

Supervisor S250 Viviannette González

Viviannette González
Lecturer


GISB 2168 | 855-2083
Email: vg3

Israel Herrera-Cárdenas

Israel Herrera-Cárdenas
Senior Lecturer


GISB 2110 | 855-5447
Email: herrerai

Assistant Director of
the Basic Language Program
Virginia Hojas

Virginia Hojas
Senior Lecturer


GISB 2157 | 855-6069
Email: virhojas

Supervisor S280 James Lynch

James Lynch
Senior Lecturer


GISB 2118 | 855-1514
Email: jamlynch

Supervisor S105 Julie Madewell

Julie Madewell
Lecturer


GISB 2154 | 855-8896
Email: jmadewel

Supervisor S200 Sandra Ortiz

Sandra Ortiz
Senior Lecturer


GISB 2148 | 855-8718

Assistant Director of
Instructional Technology
Robin Reeves

Robin Reeves
Senior Lecturer


GISB 2125 | 855-1612
Email: roareeve

Alina Sokol

Alina Sokol
Lecturer


GISB 2102 | 855-1166
Email: sokola

Director of Instructional Technology Juan Manuel Soto-Arriví

Juan Manuel Soto-Arriví
Senior Lecturer


GISB 2111 | 855-6443
Email: jsoto

 

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Visiting Faculty

Beth Herring

Elizabeth Herring
Visiting Lecturer with Ph.D.


GISB 2112 | 856-0257
Email: emherrin

Antonio Parrilla-Recuero

Antonio Parrilla-Recuero
Visiting Lecturer with Ph.D.


GISB 2162 | 856-5142
Email: aparrill

Olga Scrivner

Olga Scrivner
Visiting Lecturer with Ph.D.


GISB 2106 | 855-1611
Email: obscrivn

Ashley Swann

Ashley Swann-Santander Serrano
Visiting Lecturer with M.A.


GISB 2162 | 856-5142
Email: aswannsa

 

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