Faculty

Glória Alhinho

Lecturer in Portuguese

Pronouns: she/ela

Interests: 20th-Century Portuguese Literature and Culture

Prof. Alhinho

Raysa Amador

Teaching Faculty

Prof. Amador

Molly Borowitz

Assistant Professor

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Critical Theory, Religious Literature, Colonial Historiography, Subject Formation, Baroque, Early Capitalism, Early Modern Institutions, Maps

Dr. Borowitz

Nicolás Campisi

Assistant Professor

Pronouns: he/él

Interests: Contemporary Latin American literature and Visual Arts, Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities, Gothic and Horror Literature, Trauma and Memory Studies, US Latinx Literature, Indigenous Literature, Latin American Soccer Culture

Dr. Campisi

Héctor Campos

Associate Professor

Pronouns: he/él

Interest: Theoretical and Comparative Syntax, The Structure of the Noun Phrase in Balkan Romance as well as in Greek and Albanian, Left Periphery in Spanish

Dr. Campos

Francisco Cornejo

Assistant Teaching Professor

Pronouns: he/él

Interests: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Language Teaching

Dr. Cornejo

Víctor Fernández-Mallat

Assistant Professor

Pronouns: he/ele/él

Interests: Sociolinguistics, Language and Identities, Language Attitudes, Spanish in the US, Form of Address, Linguistic Landscapes

Dr. Fernández-Mallat

Michael J. Ferreira

Associate Professor & Chair – Director, Portuguese Language Program

Pronouns: he/ele/él

Interests: Corpus Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Historical Lexicography, Paleography and Textual Transcription and Edition, Portuguese as a Foreign Language, Portuguese for Spanish Speakers, Tele-collaboration/Tele-tandem

Dr. Ferreira

Emily C. Francomano

Professor

Pronouns: she/ela/ella

Interests: Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Comparative Literature, Manuscript Cultures, Book History, Medievalism, Translation, Critical Theory, Gender Studies, Digital Humanities

Dr. Francomano

Tania Gentic

Associate Professor

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Contemporary Transatlantic Literature and Culture, Sound Studies, Literary Journalism and New Media, Critical Theory, Nation and Globalization, Immigration and Travel

Dr. Gentic

Tatevik Gevorgyan

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Comparative Linguistics, Hispanic Linguistics, Language and Identity, Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism/Multilingualism

Prof. Gevorgyan

Sophie Heller

Assistant Teaching Professor

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Contemporary Spanish Film and Literature, Spanish Horror Film, Transatlantic Literature, Critical Theory

Dr. Heller

Elena Herburger

Associate Professor

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Semantics, Pragmatics, Syntax-Semantics Interface, Spanish, German

Dr. Herburger

Francisco LaRubia-Prado

Professor

Pronouns: he/él

Interests: Intellectual History, Literary Theory, Animal Studies, Spanish and Comparative Literature (from the Enlightenment to 21st-Century)

Dr. LaRubia-Prado

Ronald P. Leow

Professor

Interests: Language Curriculum Development, Teacher Education, Instructed Language Learning, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Processes in Language Learning, Research Methodology, and CALL

Dr. Leow

Ana Levenson

Associate Teaching Professor

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Second Language Acquisition by Adult Learners, Teaching Methodologies that enhance the Learning of Culture, and the Use and Impact of Spanglish

Dr. Levenson

Alfonso Morales-Front

Associate Professor

Pronouns: he/él

Interests: Spanish Phonology, Second Language Acquisition of Phonetics and Phonology, Study Abroad, and Constraint-Based Approaches to Linguistics

Dr. Morales-Font

Adam Lifshey

Professor

Interests: Taiwan and the Spanish-Speaking World, Asian Literature and Culture in Spanish, African Literature and Culture in Spanish, Modern Latin American Literature, Comparative Literary Studies

Dr. Lifshey

María Moreno González

Teaching Professor

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Sociolinguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Language and Identity (National Identity/Others), Latinx Identity, Spanish in the US, Bilingualism, Spanish in Contact

Dr. Moreno González

Sebastián Patrón Saade

Assistant Teaching Professor

Pronouns: él/ele/he

Interests: Transpacific Exchanges between East Asia and Latin America, World Literature, Portuguese Literature, Contemporary Latin American Literature

Dr. Patrón Saade

Jéssica Rodrigues Poletti

Assistant Teacher Professor

Pronouns: she/ella/ela

Interests: Spanish and Latin American Cinema Directed by Women, Film Studies, Feminist Studies, Women Writers in the Hispanic World, Transnational Studies, LGBT+ and Queer Studies, Second Language Acquisition

Dr. Rodrigues Poletti

Sacramento Roselló-Martínez

Assistant Teacher Professor

Pronouns: she/her/ella

Interest: Migration, Medievalism, and Living Heritage

Dr. Roselló-Martínez

Sandra Ruiz

Teaching Faculty

Prof. Ruiz Lopez

Vivaldo Santos

Associate Professor

Pronouns: he/ele

Interests: 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

Dr. Santos

Cristina Sanz

Professor

Interests: Multilingualism and 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

Dr. Sanz

Monica Simorangkir

Assistant Teaching Professor

Pronouns: she/ella/ela/elle

Interests: Comparative and World Literature, Film Studies, Gender Studies, and Minority Representation in Pop Culture and New Media

Dr. Simorangkir

Bohumira Smidakova

Assistant Teaching Professor

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Spanish Literature and Film, National Identity, Romanian Studies

Dr. Smidakova

Ximena Suarez

Teaching Faculty

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Second Language Acquisition, Spanish Linguistics

Dr. Suarez

Anne Thinglum

Assistant Teaching Professor

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Second Language Acquisition, Spanish Linguistics

Dr. Thinglum

Martina Thorne

Teaching Faculty

Alejandro Yarza

Professor

Interests: Spanish Film, Contemporary Spanish Literature and Spanish Film, Contemporary Spanish Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural History

Dr. Yarza

Emerita

Gwen Kirkpatrick

Professor, Emerita

Pronouns: she/ela/ella

Interests: Latin American Literature and Culture, Special Emphasis on Poetry, Gender Studies, Visual Culture

Dr. Kirkpatrick

Barbara Mujica

Professor, Emerita

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Early Modern Spanish Literature, Theater, Mysticism, Women’s Writing, Historical Fiction, Student Veterans and Transition from Military to Civilian Life

Dr. Mujica

Veronica Salles-Reese

Associate Professor, Emerita

Pronouns: she/ella

Interests: Colonial Latin America, Andean Region, Cultural Hybridization Daily Life in Colonial Peru

Dr. Salles-Reese

Joanne Rappaport

Professor, Emerita

Pronouns: she/ela/ella

Interests: Collaborative Research Methodologies, Ethnographic History in Colombia

Dr. Rappaport

Maria Wear

Professor, Emerita