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Faculty List

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Omoniyi Afolabi

Associate Professor

afolabi@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4510  |  BEN 3.110

Education   

Ph.D., Luso-Brazilian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests

  Afro-Brazilian Cultural Studies, Afro-Latin American and African Studies;Yoruba Diaspora Studies;Lusophone African Literature ;Comparative African Diaspora Studies;Latin American Cultural Studies

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Arturo Arias

Tomas Rivera Regents Professor

arturo_arias@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4518  |  BEN 4.146

Education   

Ph.D., Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Interests

  Latin American Studies; Central American lit.; Indigenous literatures; social and critical theory; race, gender and sexuality in postcolonial societies; cultural studies, ethnographic approaches.

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Jossianna Arroyo-Martínez

Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, Depts. Spanish and Portuguese, African and African Diaspora Studies

jarroyo@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4536  |  BEN 3.120

Education   

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Interests

  Latin American, Caribbean, Luso-Brazilian & Afro-Diasporic Literatures & Cultures; race, gender & sexuality in colonial & postcolonial societies; Latin American literature, ethnography and sociology.

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Jason Borge

Associate Professor

jason.borge@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-4542  |  BEN 3.136

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Latin American Literature and Film, particularly in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay; Inter-American Cultural Studies; early-to-mid 20th century cultural history, celebrity studies, popular culture, discourse analysis

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Cristina Cabello De Martínez

Senior Lecturer

cabellodemartinez@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-4936  |  BEN 3.122

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Pre-Colonial México; Mariology; Philosophical Essay

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Luis Cárcamo-Huechante

Associate Professor

carcamohuechante@austin.utexas.edu  |  BEN 3.146

Education   

Ph.D., Cornell University

Interests

  Sound Studies; Indigenous Studies; Market Economics, Literature and Culture; Urban Chronicle; Poetry and Poetics in Contemporary and Modern Latin America

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Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba

Associate Professor

ruvalcaba@austin.utexas.edu  |  BEN 3.130

Education   

Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Interests

  Queer Studies, Studies of Violence, Border Studies in Literature, Film, and the Arts.

Carolyn Dunlap

Lecturer

c.dunlap@austin.utexas.edu  |  BEN 3.102

Education   

Ph.D. Ibero-Romance philology and linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

María Luisa Echavarría

Lecturer

marialuisa.echavarria@utexas.edu  |  BEN 3.102

Education   

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  International Business, Language & Culture, Heritage language Learners, Spanish for Health Care Providers

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Enrique H. Fierro

Associate Professor Emeritus

efierro@austin.utexas.edu

Interests

  Intro to Spanish Am. Lit Since Modernism; Topics in Spanish & Spanish Am. Lit Spanish Am. Poetry since Modernism; Spanish American Lit & Cinema, Music, Visual Arts; Comp Lit; Cultural History.

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Vivian Flanzer

Senior Lecturer & Portuguese Language Program Coordinator and Supervisor

vflanzer@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4522  |  MEZ 4.138

Interests

  Teaching of Culture in the Foreign Language classroom, Language Teaching & Technology, Creation of Pedagogical Materials, Foreign Language Education Methodologies, Second Language Acquisition

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Michael P Harney

Associate Professor

harney@austin.utexas.edu  |  BEN 3.148

Education   

Ph.D.-Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Medieval and Renaissance Spanish Literature, Comparative literature, literary theory, cultural theory.

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Frederick G Hensey

Professor Emeritus

f.hensey@austin.utexas.edu

Interests

  Language contact, codeswitching, translation and interpretation theory.

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Jane A Johnson

Senior Lecturer

jane.span@gmail.com  |  MEZ 4.114

Education   

Ph.D.- Medieval Spanish literature, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Service learning in Foreign Language courses

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Orlando R. Kelm

Associate Professor

orkelm@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4534  |  MEZ 4.146

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  The teaching of foreign language for professional purposes, Use of technology in foreign language education, Portuguese and Spanish phonetics, Applied linguistics.

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Dale A. Koike

Professor

d.koike@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4508  |  BEN 3.108

Education   

Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Interests

  Pragmatics in Native and Non-native Talk; Second and Third Language Acquisition; Interaction in SLA; Heritage Language Learners

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Lorraine Leu

Associate Professor

lorraine.leu@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4549  |  BEN 4.130

Education   

Ph.D., King's College, University of London
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Naomi E. Lindstrom

Gale Family Foundation Professor in Jewish Arts and Culture; Professor of Spanish and Portuguese; Associate Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

lindstrom@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.475.6316  |  BEN 4.144 and CLA 2.402C

Education   

Ph. D., Arizona State University

Interests

  Gender and the Study of Latin American Literature, Latin American Jewish Studies, On-Line Scholarly Resources, and Sociology of the Arts.

Lily Litvak

Professor Emeritus

yasha@mail.utexas.edu

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Marilén Loyola

Lecturer

marilen.loyola@gmail.com  |  6084695281  |  MEZ 4.142

Education   

Ph.D. Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Marta E. Luján

Professor Emeritus

dracula@utexas.edu  |  512.471.4936  |  BEN 3.138

Interests

  Hispanic and Romance Linguistics; Syntactic and Semantic Theories; Bilingualism.

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Kelly McDonough

Assistant Professor

kelly.mcdonough@austin.utexas.edu  |  BEN 3.142

Education   

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Interests

  Critical Indigenous Studies; Latin American Colonial Literatures; Ethnohistory (Nahuatl Studies); Decolonizing Methodologies

Jocelly Guie Meiners

Lecturer

jocelly@utexas.edu  |  BEN 4.128

Education   

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Delia L Montesinos

Sr Lecturer

admontesinos@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4526  |  BEN 3.128

Education   

PhD, University of Texas at Austin
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Melissa D Murphy

Lecturer & Language Program Director

mmurphy@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-7126  |  BEN 4.136

Education   

Ph.D. Romance Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Diachronic Romance linguistics; grammaticalization; tense, mood and aspect; second-language acquisition

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I. Celina Nevárez

Lecturer

celina@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-1686  |  MEZ 4.134

Education   

M.Ed. Concentration in Cognitive Development, Instituto Tecnólogico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México
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Chiyo Nishida

Associate Professor

cnishida@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-4514  |  BEN 3.124

Education   

Ph.D.-Linguistics, University of Arizona

Interests

  Spanish morphosyntax

Mina Ogando Lavin

Lecturer

mogando@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4528  |  MEZ 4.140

Education   

M.A.-Apllied Linguistic Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija Madrid
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Gabriela Polit

Associate Professor

gabriela@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4539  |  BEN 4.118

Education   

Ph.D., New York University

Interests

  

Lito Porto

Lecturer

leporto@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4530  |  BEN 3.144

Education   

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Pablo Postigo Olsson

Visiting AECID Lecturer

pablo.postigo@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-4511  |  BEN 4.106

Education   

Licenciado en Filología Hispánica & Máster en Enseñanza del Español como lengua extranjera, Universidad de Salamanca & Universidad de Barcelona
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Silvia D Ramírez

Lecturer

ramirsil@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4520  |  MEZ 4.132

Education   

Licenciado en Psicología, UNAM, México
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Cory A Reed

Associate Professor

creed@austin.utexas.edu  |  BEN 4.140

Education   

Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests

  Cervantes, Spanish Drama, Early Modern Mediterranean World, Transatlantic Studies, Cognitive Studies, and Comparative Literature

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Jill Robbins

Professor

jillrobbins@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7284  |  BEN 2.116

Education   

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Interests

  20th Century Spanish Culture, Spanish Poetry, Trans-Atlantic Studies, Ethics, Gender

Douglass M Rogers

Associate Professor Emeritus

drogers53@austin.rr.com

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Sergio Romero

Assistant Professor

sergio.romero@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-4532  |  BEN 4.104

Education   

Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania

Interests

  Language variation and change; morphosyntax; deixis, discourse and social hierarchies; linguistic anthropology, Christian registers in indigenous languages, Mayan languages, Nahuatl, Quechua.

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Sonia Roncador

Associate Professor

roncador@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4525  |  BEN 3.132

Education   

Ph. D., New York University

Interests

  Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures; gender and race; questions of immigration, domestic servitude, and women’s education; Brazilian and Trans-Atlantic cultural studies.

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César A. Salgado

Associate Professor

cslgd@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4517  |  BEN 3.140

Education   

Ph.D., Yale University

Sandro Sessarego

Assistant Professor

sandrosessarego@austin.utexas.edu  |  BEN 3.138

Education   

Ph.D., The Ohio State University
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Nicolas Shumway

Professor Emeritus

512.471.4936  |  BEN 2.116

Education   

Ph.D.-Spanish Language and Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

Interests

  Spanish-American literature, Intellectual History.

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Madeline Sutherland-Meier

Associate Professor

madelinesm@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4513  |  BEN 4.134

Education   

Ph.D.-Spanish Literature, University of California, San Diego

Interests

  The Romancero; Medieval, Golden Age, and eighteenth-century literature, the Spanish periodical press, disability studies

Rebecca L Thompson

Lecturer

rebeccathompson@utexas.edu  |  BEN 4.116

Education   

PhD, University of Texas

Interests

  20th Century Latin American Literature, Contemporary Andean Literature, Quechua Speaking Cultures, Indigenous Identities, Nation, Alternative Racial Paradigms

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Jacqueline Toribio

Professor

toribio@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.471.4936  |  BEN 3.150

Education   

Ph.D., Cornell University

Interests

  Bilingualism and Language Contact, Morphology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Caribbean Studies, US Latino and Border Studies, Afro-Latin American and African Studies

Sarah Jey Whitehead

Lecturer

SarahJey@utexas.edu  |  BEN 4.126

Education   

Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Foreign Language Pedagogy, Curriculum Design, Concept-Based Language Instruction, Epistemology, Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Ecology Theory, Critical Theory

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