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Languages and Cultures Department

Faculty - Spanish and Portuguese

  • Wagener, Thomas

    CAPT, USN Permanent Military Professor; Coordinator, Spanish and Portuguese Language Curriculum; Director, Area Studies; LSAP Coordinator Ph.D. University of Maryland
    Research Interests
    Colombian history, narcotrafficking, Latin American guerrilla and criminal organizations, Latin American militaries, and U.S.-Latin American relations

  • Contreras, Ana

    Associate Professor Ph.D., Tulane University
    Research Interests
    Latin American literature and culture; Central American literature; Latin American film studies
  • Garth, Todd

    Professor Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
    Research Interests
    Spanish American literature; Brazilian literature; intellectual history; literature and ethics
  • Gwara, Joseph J.

    Professor Ph.D., University of London
    Research Interests
    Medieval Spanish literature, textual criticism, early European printing, medieval and Renaissance cultural studies, British heraldry and genealogy, Old Catalan texts
  • Harada Solis, Oswaldo Akira

    LT, Mexican Navy Senior Instructor
  • Peart, Silvia M.

    Professor Ph.D., Texas Tech University
    Research Interests
    Second language acquisition focusing on gender variables in learners' cognitive progression, intercultural competence, and identity construction in second and 1.5 generation immigrants
  • Sassón-Henry, Perla

    Associate Professor Doctor of Arts, State University of New York, Albany
    Research Interests
    The works of Jorge Luis Borges and electronic literature in Spanish from a perspective of literary and cultural comparative studies, science and technology
  • Stone, Robert S.

    Professor Department Chair, Languages and Cultures Department Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
    Research Interests
    Cervantes; the picaresque novel; Lope de Vega; Spanish Golden Age
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