Modern Languages and Cultures Core Faculty

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SPANISH

 Dr. Ivette Romero, Professor of Spanish

Chair of Modern Languages and Cultures Department/ Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

Research Interests: Comparative Caribbean Literature and Visual Arts; Latin American Literature and Cinema; Francophone Literature and Cinema; Cultural Studies; Women's Studies.

Courses Taught: SPAN 105-106: Intermediate Spanish I and II, SPAN 201-202: Spanish Composition and Conversation I and II, SPAN 260: Cultures of Latin America, SPAN 335: Themes in Latin American Cinema, SPAN 360: Spanish Composition and Conversation, SPAN 370: Latin American Women Writers, SPAN 433: Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean, SPAN 477: Capping.

Dr. Kevin Gaugler, Associate Professor of Spanish

Director of First Year Seminars/Coordinator of Adolescent Education in Languages Program/Director of the Weiss Language Center/Co-director of World Film Program/Advisor Spanish Honor Society

Research Interests: Computer-Assisted Language Learning; Mobile Learning; World Languages 21st Century Skills; Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture; Postmodern Spaces.

Courses Taught: SPAN 105-106: Intermediate Spanish I and II, SPAN201: Composition and Conversation I, SPAN 281: Spanish Conversation and Culture, SPAN 250: Cultures of Spain, SPAN315: The Experience of Hispanic Literature, SPAN 325: Spanish in a Digital Age, SPAN 330: Themes in Spanish Cinema, SPAN 422: Contemporary Spanish Literature, HONR 324 Seminar: Don Quixote and his Legacy, SPAN 477: Capping.

Prof. Irma Blanco Casey, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Coordinator for the Bilingual Teaching - Teaching English as a Secondary Language (TSL) Program

Research Interests: Translation; Bilingualism; Hispanics in the US.

Courses Taught: SPAN 210-211: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and II, SPAN 270: Cultures of Hispanics in the US, SPAN 315: Experiences in Hispanic Literature, SPAN 415: Spanish Translation Techniques (ICONS), SPAN 393: Literature ofHispanics in the US, SPAN 392: Cinema of Hispanics in the US, EDUC 140: Introduction to Bilingual Education/TESL, HNRS 32o Seminar: The Literature, Film, and Culture of Hispanics in the US.

Dr. Patricia Ferrer-Medina, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Coordinator of Spanish Internships/Co-director of World Film Program/Advisor ARCO Student Club

Interests: Early Modern and Colonial Latin American Literature; Theories of Race, Gender, Cultural Difference; Postcolonial Theory, Ecological Criticisms.

Courses Taught: SPAN 101-102: Elementary Spanish I and II, SPAN 106: Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 201-202: Spanish Composition and Conversation I and II, SPAN 260: Cultures of Latin America, SPAN 330: Themes in Spanish Cinema, SPAN 335: Themes in Latin American Cinema, SPAN 410: Spanish Composition I, SPAN 425: Literature of the Golden Age, HONR 324 Seminar: Cannibals and Amazons: The Invention of the Americas, FYS 101: Cannibals and Zombies of the Caribbean, FYS 101: Empire, Race, and Sexuality in Colonial Latin America,  SPAN 477: Capping.

FRENCH

Dr. Claire Keith, Associate Professor of French

Coordinator of French Studies/Coordinator of Global Studies

Research Interests:Relation between Literature and Historiography; Theory & Pedagogy of Globalization; French Cultural Studies; All aspects of travel literature; Ecocriticism; Technology in Modern Languages & Cultures pedagogy.

Courses Taught: FREN 201 Workshop in Writing, FREN 202 Workshop in Oral Expression, FREN 250: French Culture and Thought, FREN 251: Contemporary France, FREN 305: French Film & Literature; FREN 310: Advanced Grammar & Composition, FREN 315: French Literature of Africa & Caribbean, FREN 440: French for Current Affairs, FREN 477: Senior Thesis, GBST 103: Introduction to Global Studies, GBST 301: Global Studies Seminar, GBST 389: Working in a Multilingual World.

ITALIAN

Dr. Marina (Maureen) Melita, Professional Lecturer of Italian

Coordinator of Italian Studies

Research interests: Italian theatre and women’s literature.

 Taught: ITAL 101-102: Elementary Italian I and II, ITAL 105-106: Intermediate Italian I and II, ITAL 201: Advanced Italian I, ITAL 250: Civilizations of Italy, ITAL 281: Italian for Conversation, ITAL 282: Advanced Reading and Composition, ITAL 307: Contemporary Italian Literature, ITAL 308: Italian Cinema. 

 

Affiliated Faculty

Spanish

Dr. Michelle Nasser (SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I)

Prof. Patricia Macera (SPAN 105-106: Intermediate Spanish I and II, SPAN 201: Spanish Composition and Conversation I.)

Prof. Angelo Targia (SPAN 101-102: Elementary Spanish I and II, SPAN 105-106: Intermediate Spanish I and II

Prof. Augusto Hatchoun (SPAN 101-102: Elementary Spanish I and II, SPAN 105-106: Intermediate Spanish I and II)

Prof. Benedicta Nieves (SPAN 101-102: Elementary Spanish I and II)

French

Prof. Maria Suttner (All levels.)

Italian

Prof. Riccardo Donati, Visiting Professor of Italian Language at Lorenzo de Medici in Florence for fall 2015  (All levels.) 

Prof. Pasquale Delli Carpini (ITAL 101-102: Elementary Italian I and II, ITAL 105-106: Intermediate Italian I and II)

Prof. Ester Fallon (ITAL 101-102: Elementary Italian I and II, ITAL 105-106: Intermediate Italian I and II)

Prof. Angelo Targia (ITAL 101-102: Elementary Italian I and II, ITAL 105-106: Intermediate Italian I and II)

ARABIC

Prof. Noura Hajjaj (All levels.)

CHINESE

Prof. Su-Wan Chien (All levels.)

GERMAN

Prof. Martha von der Gathen (All levels.)

JAPANESE

Prof. Jacki Imai (All levels.)

 

 

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