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. 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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  • 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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    Alyssa Selmer

    Visiting 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. M.A. in Hispanic Literatures, Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics, University of Minnesota; B.A. in English and Spanish, Lawrence University.

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Additional instructors

  • Maricelle Pinto-Tomas, Lecturer

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.