Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time Faculty

Spanish

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  • Sonia Balasch

    Sonia Balasch

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish: Language variation both in monolingual contexts and in contact settings; language change in contemporary Spanish and in its diachronic evolution; and the social dimension of linguistic structures, principally those of a syntactic nature.

  • Rei Berroa

    Rei Berroa

    Professor

    Poetry through the Ages, Spanish and Latin American Literary and Cultural Criticism, Relationship among the Arts, The Creative Process.

  • Carrie Bonilla

    Carrie Bonilla

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish: Second language acquisition, individual differences, explicit and implicit instruction, third language acquisition

  • Carla F Burns

    Carla F Burns

    Instructor

    Spanish

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  • Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez

    Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez

    Associate Professor

    Medieval and Early Modern Spain, Colonial Spanish-American literature and historiography, cultural studies, comparative literature, literary theory, popular culture

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  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Associate Professor

    Language ideologies, Spanish in the US, census language questions, the sociopolitics of language in education, critical approaches to the teaching of Spanish as a heritage or an additional language, language policy, linguistic landscape

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  • Lisa M. Rabin

    Lisa M. Rabin

    Associate Professor

    Film history, film reception, "useful" film, Latin American film and other forms of mass media, Latin American literature, service-learning.

  • Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Director of Undergraduate Programs, Modern and Classical Languages

    E-learning, Distance Education, Applied Linguistics, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Globalization, Learning Analytics

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  • Ellen Johnson Serafini

    Ellen Johnson Serafini

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish: Instructed Second Language Learning; Learner Individual Differences; Task-based Language Teaching; Critical Language Pedagogy; Heritage Language Education; Bilingual Education.

  • Colleen A Sweet

    Colleen A Sweet

    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Assistant Professor

    Language teaching and methodology, Latin American Colonial Literature, Critical approaches to literary analysis.

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  • Alexia D Vikis

    Alexia D Vikis

    Basic Language Coordinator

    Assistant Professor

  • Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Associate Professor

    Latino, Chicano studies, Latin American cultural studies, Mexican studies, 20th and 21st centuries Iberian studies, Comparative Literature, Transatlantic studies, Women and Gender studies, LGBTQ studies, Comparative Border studies, Global Immigration studies, and Exile studies