North African literature and cultural productions.
Political, economic, social and cultural issues in Francophone Africa and international development.
Empirical research in applied linguistics with a focus on the development of communicative-based teaching materials for students of Arabic.
Arabic language, literature, and culture in the medieval and Pre-Modern Islamic world.
Philosophy, literature, Chinese culture, and communication.
Literature and culture of late imperial China.
16th century Italian Hospitaller Knights and 20th century literature and modern cinema.
Literature and cinema of Quebec and modern French and German poetry.
Russian linguistics and literature.
German, English, and French literature from the Romanticism to the present.
16th and 17th century French literature, the history of ideas, international studies, and language teaching and methodology.
Marginalized literature of the German speaking exile in Latin America.
Latin American Studies
Latin American poetry, Colombian and Central American studies, Afro-Latin American culture and music.
Immigration and the Latino community.
Marginality, feminism, nepantlismo, and transfronterismo in Latin America.
Intersection between culture and political identity in Cuba, radical politics in Latin America, cultural relations between Spain and the Caribbean, and the make-up of cities and cultural representation.
Impact of migration on cultural production and narratives of violence and poverty.
Professor Werth specializes in contemporary Latin American theater. Her areas of interest include performance, memory studies, documentary theater, and film. She teaches courses on diverse aspects of the Southern Cone, including Postdictatorial literature, performance, and human rights.
Teaching Methodology and Linguistic Studies
Student usage and attitudes towards mobile phones in Sweeden, the U.S., Japan, and Korea.
The use of media as a language learning tool and learning disabilities in the language classroom.
Empirical research methods with audiovisual technology for second language learning.
Phonology and linguistic studies.