Professor Ochoa-Shivapour teaches courses in a range of courses, emphasizing inequality, and social justice through literature, culture, cinema, and close readings of primary texts. Her research and teaching integrates multiculturalism. Her areas of interest are Quixote, Latin American/Peninsular Literature and Culture, Latino Studies, Chilean Literature and Film, Dictatorships in Latin America, Latin American Post Colonial Studies, Hispanic Cinema, The Spanish Conquest, and Ethnic Studies.
Composition and Conversation
Advanced Grammar and Composition
Text and Theory
Peninsular Culture and Civilization (taught in Spain)
Latin American Culture and Civilization
Latinos in the US
Dictatorships in Latin America
Introduction to Textual Analysis
-Unconventional love in Spanish Literature
- Literature of the Spanish Conquest
Latin America though Film
Hispanics in the US (FYS)
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
The Conquest Revised (taught in the Bahamas)
Latest Confrences Attended
ACM Online Teaching Workshop, Chicago, June 13-14, 2014
2014 Workshop for Department and Division Chairs, Baltimore, MD, May 13-15, 2014
A World at Home, a Home in the World, 2014 Iowa Humanities Festival, Salisbury House, Des Moines, April 12, 2014.
Transatlantic Educators Dialogue Program, University of Ilinois (12-week online program. February 19-May 4, 2014).
Using Technology to Support Language Learning in all Contexts. University of Iowa. March 1, 2014
Primer Congreso Internacional los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina, siglos XIX-XXI. Avances, perspectivas y retos. October 28-31, Oaxaca, Mexico.
IV Congreso Internacional de Lenguas y Literaturas Indoamericanas. Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile, November 14-16, 2012
Latino Conference, University of Iowa, 2012
Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH)
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. (AATSP)
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)