Faculty

Glória Alhinho
(she/ela)
Lecturer in Portuguese
20th-century Portuguese literature and culture

Molly Borowitz
(she/ella)
Assistant Professor
Critical theory, religious literature, colonial historiography, subject formation, the Baroque, early capitalism, early modern institutions, maps

Nicolás Campisi
(he/ele/él)
Assistant Professor and Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow

Contemporary Latin American literature and visual arts, ecocriticism and environmental humanities, trauma and memory studies, US Latinx literature, Indigenous literatures, Latin American popular culture

Héctor Campos
(he/él)
Associate Professor
Theoretical and comparative syntax, structure of the Noun Phrase in Balkan Romance as well as in Greek and Albanian, left periphery in Spanish

Guadalupe Cuestas
(she/ella)
Teaching Faculty


Francisco Cornejo
(he/él)
Associate Teaching Professor
Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and Language Teaching.

Víctor Fernández-Mallat
(he/ele/él)
Assistant Professor
Sociolinguistics • Language and identities • Language attitudes • Spanish in the US • Forms of address• Linguistic Landscapes

Michael J. Ferreira
(he/ele/él)
Associate Professor
Director, Portuguese Language Program; Co-Director Rio de Janeiro Summer Program

Corpus Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Historical Lexicography, Paleography and Textual Transcription and Edition, Portuguese as a Foreign Language, Portuguese for Spanish Speakers, Telecollaboration/Teletandem

Emily C. Francomano
(she/ela/ella)
Professor & Chair
Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Comparative Literature, Manuscript Cultures, Book History, Medievalisms, Translation, Critical Theory, Gender Studies, Digital Humanities

Tania Gentic
(she/ella)
Associate Professor
Contemporary transatlantic literature and culture; sound studies; literary
journalism and new media; critical theory; nation and globalization; immigration and
travel

Sophie Heller
(she/ella)
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Contemporary Spanish film and literature, Spanish horror film, transatlantic literature, critical theory

Elena Herburger
(she/ella)
Associate professor
Semantics, pragmatics, syntax semantics interface, Spanish, German

 Tatevik Gevorgyan
(she/ella)
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Comparative linguistics, Hispanic Linguistics, Language and Identity, Second language acquisition, Bilingualism/multilingualism

Gwen Kirkpatrick
(she/ela/ella)
Professor, Emerita
 Latin American literature and culture, with special emphasis in poetry, gender studies, and visual culture.

Francisco LaRubia-Prado
(he/él)
Professor
Intellectual history, literary theory, animal studies, and Spanish and comparative literature (mainly from the Enlightenment to 21st-Century)

Ronald P. Leow
Professor
Language curriculum development, teacher education, Instructed Language Learning, psycholinguistics, cognitive processes in language learning, research methodology, and CALL

Ana Levenson
(she/ella)
Associate Professor
of Teaching
Second language acquisition by adult learners, teaching methodologies that enhance the learning of culture, and the use and impact of Spanglish

Adam Lifshey
Professor
Taiwan and the Spanish-speaking world, Asian literature/culture in Spanish, African literature/culture in Spanish, modern Latin American literature, comparative literary studies.

Sarah Lucena
(she/ela/ella)
Assistant Teaching Professor
Women writers, narratives of displacement, memory and history, national identity

Alfonso Morales-Front
(he/él)
Associate Professor
Spanish phonology, second language acquisition of phonetics and phonology, study abroad, and constraint-based approaches to linguistics

María Moreno González
(she/ella)
Professor of Teaching
Sociolinguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Language and Identity (national identity and the Other), Latinx Identity, Spanish in the US, Bilingualism, Spanish in contact


Barbara Mujica
(she/ella)
Professor, Emerita

Joanne Rappaport
(she/ela/ella)
Professor, Emerita
Collaborative research methodologies, ethnographic history, Colombia


Veronica Salles-Reese
(she/ella)
Professor, Emerita

Vivaldo Santos
(he/ele)
Associate Professor
Brazilian literature and culture, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Latin American avant-garde, Latin American literature, Brazilian cinema, Brazilian popular music, literature and economics, soccer and culture, the enlightenment, luxury and material culture

Cristina Sanz

Professor
• Multilingualism & cognition across the lifespan • Individual differences, learning context, and their interaction • Study abroad and at home institution language program design and administration; • Technology for second language research and teaching

Monica Simorangkir
(she/ella/ela/elle)
Assistant Teaching Professor
Comparative and World Literature, Film Studies, Gender Studies, and minority representation in pop culture and new media.

Bohumira Smidakova
(she/ella)
Assistant Professor
of Teaching
Spanish literature and film, national identity, Romani studies

Ximena Suarez
(she/ellla)
Teaching Faculty

Anne Thinglum
(she/ellla)
Assistant Professor
of Teaching
Second language acquisition, Spanish linguistics

Rita Tseng
(she/ella)
Teaching Faculty

Patrícia Vieira
(she/ella)
Professor
Comparative Literature, Literature and Philosophy, Literary Theory, Utopian Studies and Environmental Studies

Maria Wear
(she/ella)
Assistant Professor of Teaching, Emerita
Culture, Language and Literature.

Alejandro Yarza

Professor
Spanish film, contemporary Spanish literature and cultural history, particularly the relationship between culture and politics in Francoist and post Francoist Spain.