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Lilian Baeza-Mendoza

Lilian Baeza-Mendoza

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Professorial Lecturer

Professor Lilian Baeza-Mendoza is a native of Chile, but she has spent most of her life in the US. She holds a BA from George Mason University and a MS from Georgetown University. During her years as an educator, she has focused on Golden Age Theater... [More]

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202-885-2383
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Carmen Cacho

Carmen Cacho

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Carmen Cacho has a PhD in Contemporary European Studies. She has taught language courses at the universities of Denver, Washington and Georgetown. She is interested in Spanish culture and contemporary political and economic issues in Spain and Eu... [More]

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202-885-6287
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Luis Cerezo- Ceballos

Luis Cerezo- Ceballos

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Cerezo designs, evaluates, and implements audiovisual technology for second language learning. He is the author of Talking to Avatars, a computerized tutor that allows students to learn Spanish by interacting with pre-filmed actors. His empirical... [More]

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202-885-6277
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Chip Gerfen

Chip Gerfen

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Professor and Department Chair, World Languages & Cultures

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202-885-2385
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M Gonzalez Chaves

M Gonzalez Chaves

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Adjunct Instructor



Ludy Grandas

Ludy Grandas

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Professorial Lecturer

Ludy Grandas’ research interests include issues of national identity in Latin America and in the Hispanic communities in the U.S. Her teaching interests include the Studies of Culture in Latin America, the Studies of Culture in Hispanic populations i... [More]

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202-885-2434
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Consuelo Hernandez

Consuelo Hernandez

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Associate Professor

Professor Consuelo Hernández teaches courses on 20th century Latin American Literature, Poetry, Central America, Colombia and Afro-Latin America. She has around 50 publications in prestigious journals. Professor Hernández has published works such as ... [More]

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202-885-2345
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Esther Holtermann

Esther Holtermann

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Professor Holtermann is interested in immigration, day labor and the Latino community. She teaches language and topic courses in Spanish at American University, and is currently the assistant director for the Spanish Elementary Programs. Growing up... [More]

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202-885-2390
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Kristin Velleman Maloney

Kristin Velleman Maloney

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Professor Kristi Velleman holds a BA from the University of Virginia and a MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from American University.She began instructing Spanish at American during her graduate studies in 2003 and teaches Elementary and Inte... [More]

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202-885-2344
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Susana Marin

Susana Marin

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Instructor



Juliana Martinez

Juliana Martinez

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Professorial Lecturer

Professor Martínez specializes in the representation of violence in Latin America in both film and literature, focusing primarily in the work of Colombian novelist Evelio Rosero. She also works on gender studies and queer theory within the Latin Amer... [More]

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202-885-2586
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Betty Mitchell

Betty Mitchell

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Adjunct Instructor



Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver

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Department Chair, Philosophy and Religion

Professor Oliver's teaching and research on Latin America explore philosophical topics such as marginality, feminism, nepantlismo, and transfronterismo. She works on the Hispanic essay of ideas and Latin American narrative. She has lived in Mexico, A... [More]

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202-885-2140
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Carmen Ruzza

Carmen Ruzza

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Instructor

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202-885-2008
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Ana Serra

Ana Serra

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Associate Professor

Author of The New Man in Cuba: Culture and Identity in the Revolution (2007), Serra's research and teaching dwells on the relationship between politics, aesthetics and ideology in Latin America, particularly during the era that started with the Cuban... [More]

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202-885-2384
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Gemma Sune Minguella

Gemma Sune Minguella

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Professorial Lecturer

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Nuria Vilanova

Nuria Vilanova

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Assistant Professor and Associate Dept Chair, World Languages & Cultures

Núria Vilanova teaches Latin American Culture, Literature and Cinema. Her research is devoted to the impact of social change and migration on cultural production. She works on textual and cinematic narratives of violence, inequality and poverty, part... [More]

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202-885-2393
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Brenda Werth

Brenda Werth

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Associate Professor

Brenda Werth's research interests include Latin American theatre, performance, documentary film, memory studies, and translation. She is author of the book Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentina (Palgrave 2010); co-editor (with Paola ... [More]

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202-885-1449
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