Spanish and Spanish for Heritage Speakers

2014-15 General Catalog

Languages and Applied Linguistics
218 Cowell College
(831) 459-2054

Program Description | Spanish Course Descriptions | Spanish for Heritage Speakers Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Jorge Aladro Font (Literature)
Spanish mysticism, theory and historical developments of imagery in the Middle Ages to the baroque period, Renaissance and baroque Hispanic literature, Italian ideas in the Spanish Renaissance, Cervantes

Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Emerita (Literature)

Norma Klahn (Literature)
Latin American literary and cultural studies (specialization: Mexico); Chicano/Latino literature and culture from a cross-border perspective; modernity/postmodernity; poetics and politics; genre theory (novel, poetry, autobiography); critical theory (i.e., border, ethnic, feminist, transnational/global)

Lourdes Martínez-Echazábal (Latin American and Latino Studies)
Latin American and Caribbean literatures; Afro-Latin American literatures, cultures, and societies; found[n]ational narratives; Brazilian literature; literatures of Cuba and the Cuban diaspora; critical race theory

Juan Poblete (Literature)
Latin(o) American literatures; transnational/global cultures (literature, radio, film); Latin(o) American cultural studies; 19th-century studies; the history of reading practices

Associate Professor

Eve Zyzik
Spanish linguistics, second language acquisition, cognitive linguistics, language pedagogy and curriculum design

Assistant Professor

Mark Amengual
Bilingualism and language contact; acoustic phonetics; sociophonetics; L2 acquisition; language variation and change; Spanish and Romance linguistics

Senior Lecturer

Maria Victoria González-Pagani
Language teaching methodology; Spanish syntax; computer-assisted foreign language learning; Latin American cultural studies, especially women's contributions


Ignacio Aznar, Emeritus

Byron Barahona
Language acquisition and teaching methodology, Latin American literature and culture

Carlos Calierno
Intercultural communication and languages; Latin American culture; history of the conquest, music, art, and cinematography

Marta Navarro
Spanish language pedagogy for heritage speakers and non-native speakers; theater; Mexican popular culture

Ariel Pérez
Language acquisition and teaching methodology, computer-assisted language learning, teaching language for proficiency, oral proficiency assessment; Latin American current affairs

Alvaro Romero-Marco
Spanish literature of the 19th- and 20th-centuries; film, cultural studies

Revised: 09/01/14