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Spanish Faculty Research Interests

Isabel Dulfano: Associate Professor

Education:

PhD Yale University
MBA David Eccles School of Business
MA University of Arizona
BA Middlebury

Research Interest:

 Prof. Dulfano is currently researching and publishing in several areas: dual immersion programming in the elementary school setting, indigenous women alternative knowledge producers from Ecuador and Guatemala, latest iterations of testimonial literature.

In December 2009, her dissertation focus on feminist strategies in the work of Isabel Allende resurfaced as she served as panelist responding to Allende’s Tanner Humanities Human Values speech. Throughout the years she has published articles on Allende’s writing. She is also actively engaged in developing online Spanish upper-division courses.

Teaching Interests:

 Dulfano teaches classes on business Spanish, Latin American authors post 1950, the evolution of indigenous oral and literary representation, Latin American and Peninsular civilization and culture classes.

Please visit Prof. Dulfano's personal page to view her CV, publications and specific courses taught.

Elena Garcia-Martin: Associate Professor

Education:

PhD University of Texas at Austin, Comparative Literature.

Research Interests:

Prof. Garcia-Martin's research interests include Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Spanish Drama, Poetry and Narrative; Early Modern Culture; Contemporary Spanish and Puerto Rican Drama, Film and Performance arts; Theatre and Language Learning; Theories of Tradition, Space and Identity Construction; Body Politics; Popular culture; Postcolonial Theories and Globalization; Transatlantic Studies. Her dissertation is titled Negotiating Golden Age Tradition since the Spanish Second Republic: Performing National, Political and Social Identities.

Teaching interests:

Courses on Early Modern Literature and Culture; on Spanish, Latin American and Latino Contemporary drama and performance; on Literary Theory; on Theatre and the Popular Culture; on Theatre and Language Learning.

Please visit Prof. Garcia-Martin's personal page to view her CV, publications and specific courses taught.

Gema R. Guevara: Associate Professor

Education:

Ph.D University of California, San Diego, Latin American Literature and Theory

Research Interest:

Prof. Guevara’s first area of research includes 19th Century Colonial Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  She studies a variety of hybrid texts to excise the layering of gendered and racialized discourses that promoted and secured the rhetorical language of the nation through the discourses of mestizaje, mulatez, and whitening.  At the same time, Guevara also analyzes the overarching and often contradictory remnants of coloniality and the visitudes of empire as the Americas entered global markets.  Guevara’s second area of research includes contemporary popular culture and immigration in U.S. Latino / Latina Studies and Afro Caribbean Music.

Teaching Interests:

Caribbean Studies, Colonial Latin American Studies, U.S. Latino/a Literatures, Afro Caribbean Music, Visual Studies and Globalization, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies.

Please visit Prof. Guevara's personal page to view her CV, publications and specific courses taught.

Alejandro Quin: Assistant Professor

Education:

Research Interests:

Teaching Interests:

Please visit Prof. Quin's personal page to view her CV, publications and specific courses taught.

Fernando Rubio: Associate Professor

Education:

PhD Hispanic Applied Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA Spanish Literature and Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA English, State University of New York at Fredonia
MA English, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Research Interest:

 Prof. Rubio's research interests include second language acquisition and pedagogy. More specifically he is interested in the effect different learning contexts have on language proficiency and also on the interaction between technology and language teaching. In 2008 he received an interdisciplinary teaching grant to conduct research on second language priming. In 2009 he received the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) Exemplary Faculty Use of Technology Award.

Teaching Interests:

My teaching interests include general courses on Spanish linguistics—mostly applied—and language teaching methodology.

Please visit Prof. Rubio's personal page to view his CV, publications and specific courses taught.
Last Updated: 8/8/16