Regular FacultyMARISSA AMBIO
PhD 2010, Columbia University
Latino literary and cultural production, Hispanic and Spanish-American periodicals, Latin American literature, culture and politics in the 19th century
Ph.D. 2011, New York University
Modern and Contemporary Caribbean and Latin American literatures, Poetry, Modern transatlantic literatures, Poetics and Literary Politics
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Spanish Linguistics, language acquisition, multilingualism, sociolinguistics, child language, translation and interpretation
JOSEPH M. PIERCE
Ph.D. 2013, The University of Texas at Austin
Contemporary Southern Cone and Latin American Literatures, Narrative, Autobiographical Writing, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Queer Theory, Kinship Studies
Ph.D. 1987, Universidad Complutense
Ph.D. 1988, University of Illinois
Picaresque Literature, Quevedian Studies, Humanism
LILIA DELFINA RUIZ-DEBBE
Director of Spanish Language Program
Ph.D. 1996, University of Geneva
Applied Linguistics, Teaching Methodology
Lecturer, Director of Writing Center
M.A., University of Illinois
Latin American Literature, Latin American/Russian Literary Relations
19th and 20th centuries Southern Cone and Brazilian literatures and cultures, travel writing, war and modernization, spatial imagination in Latin America, the Amazon.
KATHLEEN M. VERNON
Associate Professor, Chair
Ph.D. 1982, University of Chicago
Spanish and Latin American cinema, popular and material culture; gender studies; literary and cultural studies.
Ph.D. 2009, Univerity of California, Berkeley.
19th century Iberian Cultures, Working class Culture, Catalan Studies, Gender Studies, Transatlantic Studies (Mexico).
FERNANDO LOFFREDO (2014-2015, joint appointment with Art History)
ROMÁN DE LA CAMPA
1976 Ph.D. University of Minnesota.
Literary theory and Latin American cultural studies. He is currently Professor at UPenn.
Universidad de Chile
Poesía latinoamericana y literatura colonial. He is currently director of de Anales de literatura chilena
MALCOM K READ
Ph.D. 1976, University of Wales
Golden Age Literature, Marxist Criticism, Psychoanalysis