Department chair: John Gruber-Miller | Contact info


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    Michael Mosier

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    Teaches a range of language and conversation courses on campus and in Argentina. He teaches Latin American Short Story and Novel, Latin American Poetry, Modern Latin American Theatre, and Introduction to Latin American Studies. His academic interests include the detective genre in literature, 20th century Latin American narrative, theories of hegemony, and cultural studies. Ph.D. Hispanic Literature

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  • Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour

    Professor of Spanish

    Teaches a range of language and conversation courses including Spanish Peninsular Culture and Civilization (in Spain), and courses such as Latinos in the United States, Latin American Culture and Civilization, and an intermediate language class focused on immigration issues. Her academic interests include immigration issues, film studies, Latino literature, and the Easter Island culture. Ph. D. Spanish

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    Alyssa Selmer

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    Specializes in Golden Age Spain with a focus on subaltern voices. In addition, she is interested in contemporary issues (immigration, race relations, languages, etc.) related to Spain in its European context. Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics

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    Maricelle Pinto-Tomas


Emeriti Faculty

  • Sally Farrington-Clute

    Professor Emerita of Spanish

    Ph.D. and M.A., Harvard University; B.A., Simmons College.

  • Carol Lacy-Salazar

    Professor Emerita of Spanish

    Ph.D and M.A., University of Arizona; B.A. in religion, Duke University.