Eleana Velasco

Eleana Velasco

Eleana Velasco

Eleana Velasco received her Master's Degree in Spanish and Multicultural Education from George Mason University in 2017. Her research showcases the career of Mexican director Arturo Ripstein and scriptwriter Paz Alicia Garciadiego. She also worked on an ethnography about the rise of Ecuadorian cinema, sponsored by GMU's Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research, which she presented in 2013 at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies' annual conference.

She has taught SPAN 101, 110, 115, 201, 210, and 212, as both teaching assistant and adjunct faculty at the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. She also served as Academic Director for the Study Abroad Program to Ecuador (Global Education Office) for Winter 2020. 

Besides teaching, she works at The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology as copyeditor, translator, proofreader, and more recently as associate editor. She is also a mentor at the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS).

Courses Taught

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I (Equivalent to SPAN 110)

SPAN 110: Elementary Spanish

SPAN 115: Review of Elementary Spanish

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 210: Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 212: Intermediate Spanish II: Local and Global Contexts (Global Understanding - Mason Core)


Master's Degree in Spanish and Multicultural Education, George Mason University,  2017.

Recent Presentations

"Melodrama neobarroco: El cine de Arturo Ripstein y Paz Alicia Garciadiego". Reshaping Hispanic Cultures: Instituto Cervantes Symposium for New Research 2019 at Harvard University.