Faculty

  • Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour

    Professor of Spanish

    Teaches a range of language and conversation courses including Spanish Peninsular Culture and Civilization (in Spain). She also teaches 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. and M.A., University of Iowa

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    Michael Mosier

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    Teaches a range of language and conversation courses on campus and in Argentina. As our specialist in Latin American literature, he teaches courses such as Latin American Short Story and Novel, Latin American Poetry, and Modern Latin American Theatre. He also teaches Introduction to Latin American Studies for the Latin American Studies Program. His academic interests include the detective genre in literature, 20th century Latin American narrative, theories of hegemony, and cultural studies. M.A. and a Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington; B.A., University of Wisconsin

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    Karliana Sakas

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    Teaches a range of language and conversation courses on campus. As our Spanish Peninsular specialist, she also teaches courses such as Golden Age: Don Quixote and Golden Age: Romancero and the Comedia. Her academic interests include early modern Spanish cultural studies and Colonial Latin America. M.A. and a Ph.D., University of Virginia; A.B., Sweet Briar College

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Emeriti Faculty

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    Sally Farrington-Clute

    Professor Emerita of Spanish

    Retired from Cornell in 2014 after teaching Spanish courses for 41 years. Ph.D. and M.A., Harvard University; B.A., Simmons College

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    Carol Lacy-Salazar

    Professor Emerita of Spanish

    Retired from Cornell in 2015. Ph.D and M.A., University of Arizona; B.A. in religion, Duke University