Hispanic Studies Faculty

Eleonora Bertranou

B.A. Education, University of Iowa
M.A. Spanish, University of Iowa
Ph.D., Spanish, University of Minnesota

Academic interests: Hispanic civilizations and cultures, immigration, revolution, civil war, genocide

Patricia Bolaños

B.A. Psychology, McGill University
M.A. Hispanic Studies, McGill University
Ph.D. University of Kentucky

Academic Interests: Programs abroad, poetry, 20th-century Spanish literature, and Spanish women writers

Bruce Campbell

B.A. (Spanish and Government) College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
M.A. (Spanish Language and Literature) Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Ph.D. (Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Academic interests: cultural politics in Latin America, globalization, public art and social movements, contemporary narrative in the Americas, and popular cultural practices.

Shirley Cardozo

B.A. Spanish and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Spanish, Princeton University

Academic Interests: Andean literature, literary and aesthetic avant-garde movements, colonial/postcolonial Spanish American identity and cultural expression

Nelsy Echávez-Solano

B.A. Spanish, University of Minnesota
M.A. Hispanic Linguistics, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. Hispanic Linguistics and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Second Language Acquisition; University of Minnesota

Academic interests: implementation, facilitation, and evaluation of technology-enhanced language learning in beginning foreign language classes; the role of error correction in language learning; the use of Spanish Creoles in contemporary Latin America, Caribbean Spanish, Latin American theater, and Latino theater in the United States.

Marietta Franulic

B.A. Spanish and Latin American Studies, Arizona State University
M.A. Spanish, Latin American Contemporary Literature of Women, Arizona State University

Academic Interests: Spanish American Women's Literature, Film, Art and Music

Tania Gómez

B.A. English as a Second Language, Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia
M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language and a Foreign Language, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
M.A. Hispanic Linguistics, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. Hispanic Linguistics and Luso-Brazilian Literature, University of Minnesota

Academic Interests: Design and evaluation of technology-enhanced language learning in beginning foreign language classes, sociolinguistic aspects of the Spanish language, Spanish in the USA, Spanish in Immersion Schools and pragmatic aspects of the Spanish language

Christina Hennessy

B.A. French and Greek Literature and Linguistics. University of Athens, Greece
MA. Translation and Interpretation (Spanish, French, English, Greek) Instituto Universitario de Lenguas Modernas y Traductores, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain. Completed all the PhD Courses in the Dept of Spanish Literature at Universidad Complutense, Madrid
Ph.D. Hispanic and Luso- Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics, University of Minnesota

Academic interests: twentieth century peninsular literature and comparative literature, Spanish theater, Spanish cultural studies, mythology, literary theory, film studies and translation. Published the following two book translations from Greek to Spanish: PREVELAKIS, Pandelis, El ángel en el pozo. Madrid: Clásicas, 2000. URANIS, Kostas. España: sol y sombra. Madrid: Cátedra, 2001 (wrote introduction study).

Roy Ketchum

B.A. Program of Liberal Studies (Great Books Seminar), University of Notre Dame
M.A. Hispanic Literature, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature and Linguistics, University of Minnesota

Academic interests: Contemporary Latin-American narrative with emphasis on Southern Cone literature and culture, Latin-American cultural studies, film, poetry, revistas culturales, collective memory, legacies of authoritarianism, globalization, migrations

Sarah Schaaf

B.A. Spanish and Cultural Anthropology, Saint Cloud State University
M.A. Hispanic Linguistics, University of Florida

Academic Interests: Sociolinguistics, Spanish in contact with English, Heritage Speakers of Spanish, SLA, Dialectology

Marina Martín

B.A. Philosophy, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
M.A. Philosophy, Universidad Completense, Madrid
Ph.D. Hispanic Studies, University of Virginia

Interests: Philosophy, literature, art

Elena Sánchez Mora

Education: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
M.A. History
M.A. Hispanic Literature
Ph.D. Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures from the University of Minnesota

Academic interests: Spanish Women Writers of the XIXth and XXth centuries, Hispanic Popular Culture, Images of God and Christ in Spanish and Latin American poetry, Voice of children in Latin American Narrative.

Corey Shouse Tourino

M.A. University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Academic interests: 20th-century Latin-American fiction, the post-boom novel, film studies, testimonio, cultural studies

Vilma Walter

M.A. in Second Language Education: Spanish/ESL from St. Cloud State University
B.A. from Eastern Kentucky University
Attended Universidad del Pacífico, Lima-Perú

Research Interests: Chinese immigration to the Americas. Changing roles of women in Latin America. Cultural and linguistic differences in Spanish speaking countries.

Gladys White

B.A. Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
M.A. University of Washington
Ph.D. Stanford University

Specialization: Literature of the Spanish Golden Age and Colonial Spanish American Literature