Languages and Cultures Department

Faculty - Spanish

  • Contreras, Ana

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

  • Garth, Todd

    Associate 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

  • Peart, Silvia

    Associate Professor Ph.D., Texas Tech University
    Research Interests
    Acquisition of Spanish as a second language; focus on form interventions in classroom settings; heritage speakers and the acquisition of Spanish in the U.S.; identity, language and education in Latin America; identity and Hispanic women writers in the U. S.; identity, language and culture in Lusophone Africa

  • Sassón-Henry, Perla

    Associate Professor Doctor of Arts, State University of New York, Albany
    Research Interests
    The works of Jorge Luis Borges; Latin American digital literature from the perspective of comparative studies, science, electronic literature, video games and net-art

  • Stone, Robert S.

    Associate Professor Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
    Research Interests
    Cervantes; the picaresque novel; Lope de Vega; Spanish Golden Age

  • Wagener, Thomas

    CDR, Ph.D. Chair 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

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