Spanish and Spanish for Heritage Speakers

2018-19 General Catalog

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

Program Statement | 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, Emerita (Literature)

Lourdes Martínez-Echazábal, Emerita (Latin American and Latino Studies)

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

Eve Zyzik
Second language acquisition, heritage languages, Spanish linguistics, cognitive and usage-based theory, language pedagogy, content-based instruction

Associate Professor

Mark Amengual
Bilingualism, acoustic phonetics, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, Spanish and Romance linguistics

Assistant Professor

Amanda Smith (Literature)
Contemporary Latin American literatures; indigeneity and shamanism; ecocritical theory; geocriticism; space and mapping

Zac Zimmer (Literature)
Contemporary and comparative colonial-contemporary Latin American literatures and cultural studies; science and technology in society; politics, aesthetics and technology; new media; science fiction

Teaching Professor

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

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

Revised: 07/15/18