Department of World Languages and Cultures

Main Office
Lech Walesa Hall, Rooms 2039, 2040, 2041:

Department of World Languages and Cultures
Language Learning Laboratory
Ronald Williams Library, Rooms 449, 450, 451:

  • Thomas Griffin, Multimedia Communications Supervisor
    TE-Griffin@neiu.edu
    (773) 442-4752
    (773) 442-4753

Student Employees

Vianny Anaya
Graduate Assistant, Office LWH 2041
(773) 442-4748

Dorothy Echols
Work Study Assistant, Lab LIB 449
(773) 442-4753

Djulafera Kokotovic
Work Study Assistant, Lab LIB 449
(773) 442-4753

Language Tutors:
Ronald Williams Library Room 454:

  • Learning Success Center
    Language tutors' schedules are posted by elevators and on tables by the Language Learning Lab
    (773) 442-4568

Faculty and Staff Profiles:

(773) 442-4740
Denise L Cloonan Cortez de Andersen
Denise
L
Cloonan Cortez de Andersen
Ph.D.
Department Chair, Professor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4741
Expertise
Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy and Assessment, Applied Spanish Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language Planning, Phonology, Romance Phonology and Dialectology
Courses Taught
SPAN 413 Spanish Dialectology
SPAN 315 Applied Spanish Linguistics
SPAN 301 Avanced Spanish Grammar
Research Interests
Heritage Learning and heritage learners’ strategies Strategic Interaction scenarios as pre-reading and post-reading activities Assessing reading comprehension through text completion tasks Using introspection and verbal reporting to monitor L2 reading comprehension Strategic Interaction scenarios as assessment of cultural perspectives Language contact and language change: interface of Spanish and English in Chicago - evidence for a lingua franca? Spanish phonetics and phonology - dialectal variation and change due to contact Affective variables in second language acquisition
Education

Ph.D. Linguistics.  University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1991
Doctoral Studies in Spanish Literature. University of Maryland, College Park, MD 1985-1986
M.A. Hispanic Literature.  University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1985
Graduate Studies. Centro de Estudios Hispánicos en Madrid, Bryn Mawr College, 1983
B.A. Spanish, Minor in English.  University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1983

Selected Publications

Books:

Contornos del habla: fonología y fonética del español. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (August, 2009) ©2010

!Anda! Curso Intermedio, Native Speaker Activities Ancillary. Pearson/Prentice Hall, (2009) in Heining-Boynton, Leloup, Cowell. ©2010.

Invited Articles:

“El español de Chicago”, Contratiempo [Chicago] 80 (Diciembre 2010): 9. 

Articles:

“Mother Culture Impact on Foreign Language Reading Comprehension,”    Language Across Boundaries, published in British Studies in Applied Linguistics, Cambridge, UK, 16:  (185-200), 2001, Continuum Press.

“Una aplicación de la teoría pedagógica de Paulo Freire.” Paper published in Conference Proceedings of the VII Simposio Internacional de Comunicación Social: Centro de Lingüística Aplicada, Santiago de Cuba, January 23-26, 2001.

Book Reviews:

“Heritage Language Education: A New Field Emerging,” Brinton, Donna M., Olga Kagan and Susan Bauckus, eds. 2008. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. Modern Language Journal, 94:3, 2010.

“Idioms—Description, Comprehension, Acquisition, and Pedagogy,” by Dilin Liu. New York and London: Routledge, 2007. Modern Language Journal 93: 2, 2009.

"ESOL Tests and Testing". Stephen Stoynoff and Carol A. Chapelle. Modern Language Journal, 90: 4, 2006.

“Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices,” H. Douglas   Brown. Longman Press, 2004. Modern Language Journal, 90: 3, 2006.

“Discovering Grammar: An Introduction to English Sentence Structure,” by Anne Lobeck. Oxford University Press, 2000. Modern Language Journal, 86:2, 2002.

“Meaning in English: An Introduction to Language Study” by Lesley Jeffries. Modern Language Journal, 84: 3, 2000.       

Manuscripts--In Preparation:

“The native speaker and the heritage speaker: a comparison of their lexicon” manuscript in preparation.

Book Manuscript Reviewer:

Doing Foreign Language: Bringing Concordia Language Villages into Language Classrooms, by Heidi Hamilton, Cori Crane and Abigail Bartoshesky. Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, 2005.

Building Reading Comprehension Habits in Grades 6-12. A Toolkit of Classroom Activities, by Jeff Zwiers. International Reading Association, 2004.

Developing Academic Thinking Skills in Grades 6-12. A Handbook of Multiple Intelligence Activities, by Jeff Zwiers. International Reading Association, 2004.

Selected Performances

International

"Using regional literature to promote understanding of dialectal variation in Spanish". Paper proposal accepted for presentation at the 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): The Impact of Applied Linguistics:  September 5-7, 2013, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

“How listening strategies develop through collective scaffolding in role play”. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): “Language, Learning, and Context”, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, September 3-5, 2009.

“Measuring and evaluating the lexicon of the non-native, native and heritage speaker in Spanish”. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): “Taking the Measure of Applied Linguistics” Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK, September 11-13, 2008.

"The L2 Reading Process--An Introspective View.”  Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): “Applied Linguistics and Communities of Practice.” Cardiff, Wales, September 12-14, 2002.

“La gramática contextualizada por medio de la actuación.” Paper presented at the II Simposio Regional de Lectura y Vida: “La escuela y la formación de lectores y escritores,” (Asociación Internacional de Lectura--IRA). Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 11-13, 2001.

“Taking a Freirean Approach to Meet the Individual Needs of the Diversified Classroom.” Paper presented at the 34th Annual British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference: “Unity and Diversity in Language Use.”  The University of Reading, UK: September 6-8, 2001.

“Una aplicación de la teoría pedagógica de Paulo Freire.” Paper presented   at the VII Simposio Internacional de Comunicación Social: Centro de Lingüística Aplicada, Santiago de Cuba, January 23-26, 2001.

“La Gramática Contextualizada por la Técnica de Strategic Interaction.” Paper presented at the “X Encuentro para profesores de español: gramática y metodología en la enseñanza del español,” Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) Campus Estados Unidos. San Antonio, TX, Simulcast to Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), (Mexico City); Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros (CEPE), Mexico City; Escuela para Extranjeros en Canadá (ESECA) and Universidad de Quintana Roo, October 28, 2000.

“Mother Culture Impact on Foreign Language Reading Comprehension.” Paper presented at the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 33rd Annual Meeting in Cambridge U.K. “Language across Boundaries” September 7-9, 2000.

National

“How to Select Materials for the Major Portfolio that Embrace Student Diversity.”  Paper presented with Dr. Mary Ellen McGoey to the AAHE National Conference on Higher Education: “Learning in Context: Who are our students? How do they learn?”  Chicago, IL, March 16-19, 2002.

“How to Assess Undergraduate Programs: A Model.” Paper presented with  Mary Ellen McGoey at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) 2001 National Conference on Higher Education, (March 24-27, 2001) “Balancing Private Gain and Public Good,” Washington D.C., March 27, 2001.

“Employing a Freirean Approach to Meet the Individual Needs of the Diversified Classroom.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), “Teacher Educator as Advocate,” New Orleans, LA, February 17-21, 2001.

“Design for the Foreign Language Major Portfolio: An Outcome Template.” Paper presented with Mary Ellen McGoey and Vicki Román-Lagunas at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) Assessment Conference 2000: “Rising Expectations for Assessment: Can We Deliver,” Charlotte, NC, June 14-18, 2000.

Regional

Invited Talk: Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association (CHICATA) “DIALECTOLOGY: What is it? Its significance in language prestige and cross-cultural understanding”, Open Books, Chicago, April 26, 2014.

“Assessment of Major Programs: A Design Template.”  Paper presented with Dr. Mary Ellen McGoey at the 2001 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, IN, November 4-6, 2001.

“Designing an Assessment Template for the Undergraduate Major.” 5th Annual Assessment Conference Sponsored by the College of Business and Economics, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA: “Outcome Assessment: From Chaos to Clarity,” March 1-2, 2001.

“Strategic Interaction Workshop: Learning Languages through Scenarios.” Workshop presented at the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) Conference: “Languages: Take Two,” Itasca, October 19-21, 2000.

“Encouraging and Assessing Reading Comprehension through Text Completion Tasks.” Paper presented at the 27th Plains International Reading Association (IRA) Regional Conference: “Literacy--Gateway to New Horizons.” St. Louis, MO, October 12-14, 2000. 

“A Framework to Facilitate Student Teachers’ Self Assessment.” Paper presented  at the 14th Annual Midwest Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference: “Preparing Teachers to Create Successful School Environments,” Davenport, IA, April 8-9, 2000.

“Assessment of culture in the Communicative Foreign Language Classroom,” Paper presented at the 1999 Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) Conference: “Capitalizing on Foreign Languages”, Springfield, IL, October 22, 1999.

“Preliminary Assessment Practices for Foreign Languages--A Work in Progress.”   Paper presented at Northeastern Illinois University, Assessment Workshop, Chicago, IL, March 10, 1999.

Background

Acting Department Chair. Department of World Languages and Cultures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 05/2013-12/2013.
Professor of Spanish. Department of World Languages and Cultures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 09/09-present.
Associate Professor of Spanish. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 09/2003-08/2009
Assistant Professor of Spanish. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 08/1997-08/2003

Additional Information

Advisor: Teaching Certification for Professionals (TCP) Advisor; Liaison to the College of Education, Undergraduate advisor

LWH 2039
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4741
Office Hours
M/F 11-2, T/W 1-3, and T/R 2-6 or by appointment
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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Jeanette
M.
Hernández,
MA
Administrative Aide
World Languages and Cultures
Expertise
Office Procedures, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Women's Studies, Latin American Cultures, Spanish and French languages
Education

M.A. Political Science, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 2010

B.A. Philosophy, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 2001

B.A. Sociology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 1997

 

Background

Office Staff, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Northeastern Illnois University, 1992 to present.

Lech Walesa Hall 2040
5500 N Saint Louis Avenue
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday
Thomas Griffin
Thomas
Griffin
Multimedia Communications Specialist
World Languages and Cultures
Expertise
Instructional Technology, Audiovisual Equipment, Web Communication, French and Spanish languages, Teaching World Languages with Technology
Education

B.A. French, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 1990
Type 09, 6-12 Secondary Education Certificate, State of Illinois, French language, 1991
Type 09, 6-12 Secondary Education Endorsment, State of Illinois, Spanish langauge, 1991

Background

Multimedia Communications Specialist, Language Learning Laboratory, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 1992 to present.
Food Service Worker, Child Care Worker, Golden Horse Ranch Resort Inc, Westfield Wisconsin, 1983 to 1992.
Day Camp Assistant, Vision Foundation for Blind Youth, River Park, Chicago, Illinois, 1980 to 1994.
 

Ronald Williams Library 449, 450, 451
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Language Learning Laboratory, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Odette K. Bazi
Odette
K
Bazi
Instructor of Aramaic Language
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4293
Courses Taught
WLC 200S Introduction to Assyrian Culture
ARAM 101 Aramaic I
ARAM 102 Aramaic II
Research Interests
Aramaic language, Assyrian culture
Education

NEIU

LWH 2030
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4293
Office Hours
M/W 10 – 11 a.m. and 1 - 2 p.m.
Main Campus
Brandon Bisbey
Brandon
P
Bisbey
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4622
Courses Taught
SPAN 481 Contemporary Latin American Narrative
SPAN 419 Topics in Contemporary Mexican Literature
SPAN 418 Novels of the Mexican Revolution
SPAN 378 Mexican Literature
SPAN 315 Spanish Culture
SPAN 314 Latin American Culture
SPAN 310 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPAN 253 Composition II
SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II
PORT 101 Portuguese I
WLC 200L Introduction to Latin American Cultures
LLAS 101 Introduction to Latino and Latin American Studies
Research Interests
Contemporary Mexican Narrative, Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, Masculinities Studies
Education

Ph.D. Spanish. Tulane University. 2011. Dissertation: Humor and Homosexuality in Contemporary Mexican Narrative.
M.A. Spanish. Tulane University. 2007.
B.A. Spanish and Latin American Studies. University of Texas at Austin. 2004.

Selected Publications

Scholarly articles:

"Humor y matrimonio gay en Utopía gay de José Rafael Calva y La historia de siempre de Luis    Zapata." Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. Forthcoming.

“Hacia una literatura de disidencia sexual en México con dos Bildungsromane bisexuales:   Púrpura de Ana García Bergua y Fruta verde de Enrique Serna.” Revista Valenciana. 5.10 (julio-diciembre 2012). Print.

"Cantares de los vientos primerizos: La ironía de una novela zapoteca en español." Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea 40.16 (enero-marzo 2009): 39-48. Print.

Translations:

Gómez, Antonio. “Argentine Multiculturalism and the Ethnographic Shift in Documentary Cinema: Martín Rejtman's Copacabana.” Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture 19:3-4 (2013): 340-355. Print.

Reviews and journalism:

"The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar." (Book Review) El Béisman, elbeisman.com, 1 Apr. 2014. Web. 2 Apr. 2014.

"Come Out Into the Sun." (Review of Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant by José Ángel N.) El Béisman. elbeisman.com, 2 Feb. 2014. Web. 4 Feb. 2014.

"The Real Cost of the War on Drugs." (Review of Dying for the Truth by the editors of Blog del Narco) Pilsen Portal. Pilsen Planning Committee and the Resurrection Project, 4 Nov. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

"¿Existe una 'narcoliteratura'? Entrevista con el Dr. Felipe Oliver Fuentes Kraffczyk." Pilsen Portal. Pilsen Planning Committee and the Resurrection Project, 15 Oct. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

"On the Border." (Review of The Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez) Pilsen Portal. Pilsen Planning Committee and the Resurrection Project, 28 Sept. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

"De zorros y erizos: testimonio de varias vidas." (Book Review) Pilsen Portal. Pilsen Planning Committee and the Resurrection Project, 4 Jul. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

"La transmigración de los cuerpos, de Yuri Herrera." (Book Review) contratiempo 104 (mayo 2013): 5. Print.

"Una herramienta por la paz." (Review of To Die in Mexico by John Gibler) contratiempo 98 (octubre 2012): 8. Print.

Develando el erotismo cotidiano: Bisexual chic en la narrativa mexicana contemporánea." contratiempo 96 (julio-agosto 2012): 22-23. Print.

"Un diálogo en NEIU: Migración y literatura." contratiempo 91 (febrero 2012): 8. Print.

Selected Performances

INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:

“Humor y Homosexualidad”. Seminar taught at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico. November 25-28, 2013.

"Towards a Literature of Sexual Dissidence in Mexico with two Bisexual Bildungsromane: Púrpura by Ana García Bergua and Fruta verde by Enrique Serna.” Migration, Identity and Place: An Interdisciplinary Conference in Celebration of NEIU’s             Latino and Latin American Studies Program and Its New Major. Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago. September 27, 2012.

PAPERS READ AT CONFERENCES:

“Humor y género en la reescritura del México imaginario: Brenda Berenice de Luis Montaño y

‘La jota de Bergerac’ de Carlos Velázquez.” 129th Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Chicago. January 9-12, 2014.

“Humor, homofobia y la integración gay a la modenridad mexicana.” XVIII Congreso de    Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. University of Texas-El Paso. March 7-9, 2013.

"Púrpura de Ana García Bergua y Fruta verde de Enrique Serna: Dos bildungsroman        bisexuales." XVII Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. University of           Texas-El Paso. March 1-3, 2012.

"Humor and gay marriage in two novels by José Rafael Calva and Luis Zapata." XVI Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. University of Texas-El Paso. March 3-5, 2011.

"Campeones: el boxeador como símbolo de la nación en la literatura mexicana."Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms: Annual Meeting of the American Comparative  Literature Association. New Orleans. April 1-4, 2010.

"Narradores machadianos: a ironia da escravidão." Views and Visions: Perspectives in Iberian and Latin American Literatures. Tulane University. New Orleans. October 9-10, 2009.

"Incongruencias (in)apropiadas: el humor negro y lo grotesco en los cuentos de Claudia Hernández." XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies  Association. Rio de Janeiro. June 11-14, 2009.

"Cantares de los vientos primerizos: La ironía de una novela zapoteca en español." XV Annual Mexican Conference at the Univeristy of Califoria-Irvine. April 30-May 2, 2009.

"De fronteras, y de lo grotesco de la vida posmoderna." XVI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Centroamericana. Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. 16-18 de abril, 2008.

Background

Assistant Professor of Spanish. Northeastern Illinois University 2011-
Teaching Assistant. Spanish and Portuguese. Tulane University 2006-2011
Preceptor. Spanish. Tulane University 2010

LWH 2042
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4622
Office Hours
On sabbatical Fall 2018.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Pamela D Czech
Pamela
D.
Czech
Instructor of French
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4740
Expertise
French language, Francophone cultures, library administration, library collections.
Courses Taught
FREN 101 Beginning French I
FREN 102 Beginning French II
FREN 201 Intermediat French I
FREN 202 Intermediate French II
Research Interests
French language, Francophone cultures and literatures
Education

M.A.  University of Illinois at Chicago

LWH 2048
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4740
Office Hours
TR 10:15-10:45 a.m. (LWH 2048) and 12:30-1:30 p.m. (LIB 451), TR 8-9 p.m. ONLINE
Main Campus
Raúl Dorantes-Resendiz
Raúl
Dorantes-Resendiz
Instructor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4756
Courses Taught
SPAN 310 Creative Writing In Spanish
Research Interests
Creative writing, Spanish and Latin American literature and cultures, Spanish language writers in Chicago
Education

M.A. Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Northeastern Illinois University

LWH 2048
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4756
Office Hours
M/W 1:15- 2:15 p.m.; T 3:15-4:15 p.m. and R 4:15-5:15 p.m.
El Centro
Main Campus
Toshikazu Foley
Toshikazu
Foley
Ph.D.
Instructor of Chinese
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4740
Expertise
Mandarin Chinese, Chinese Culture, Biblical Translation,
Courses Taught
CHIN 101 Chinese I
CHIN 102 Chinese II
CHIN 103 Chinese III
Introduction to Chinese Culture WLC 201C
Research Interests
Mandarin Chinese, Chinese linguistics, Classical Chinese, translation studies, translation of Mandarin Chinese into English, translation of English into Mandarin Chinese, translation of Greek into Mandarin Chinese, verbal aspect in Greek and Mandarin Chinese, biblical studies, Bible translation, classical and Hellenistic Greek linguistics, world religions, intercultural and inter-religious communication
Education

Ph.D.    McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON, 2008 (Biblical Studies)
M.Div.  Magna cum laude, North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL, 2002
B.A.     Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, 1998 (Greek)

Selected Publications

Biblical Translation in Chinese and Greek: Verbal Aspect in Theory and Practice, Linguistic Biblical Studies 1. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

“Four-Character Set Phrases: A Study of Their Use in the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Versions of the Chinese New Testament.” Hong Kong Journal of Catholic Studies 2 (2011): 45–97.

“Eπιούσιος: A New Proposal for Its Significance in the Poetic Structure of the Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:9b–13).” Jian Dao 30 (2008): 1–19.

“Translating Biblical Texts into Chinese: the Pioneer Venture of the Nestorian Missionaries.” The Bible Translator 59, no. 3 (2008): 113–21.

“The Lives and Martyrdom of China Missionaries Esther V. Nordlund, Martha J. Anderson, and Alexis Berg.” Covenant Quarterly 61, no.1 (Feb 2003): 13–35.

“What Does This Mean? (Acts 2:1–21)” in James W. Cox, ed., The Minister's Manual, 2003 Edition (Edison: John Wiley & Sons, 2002), 140–42.

Background

“Zen and Archery, and Iconic Symbols of Contemporary Japan,” paper presented at the Collaboratory for Urban and Intercultural Learning, North Park University, Chicago, IL, April 25, 2013.
“Formosan Aborigines: A Historic Overview,” paper presented to the Forum, LaSalle Street Church, Chicago, IL, January 13, 2013.
“Eugene Nida and the Chinese Bible: the Four-Character Set Phrase as an Ideal Candidate
for Implementing the Theory of Functional Equivalence in Biblical Translation in Chinese,” paper to be presented at the 2012 SBL Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 17–20, 2012.
“The Stative Aspect and Its Discourse Function in Koine Greek,” paper presented at the Biblical and Theological Seminar, China Evangelical Seminary, Taipei, Taiwan, November 21, 2011.
“Four-Character Set Phrases: A Study of Their Use in the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Versions of the Chinese New Testament,” paper presented at the roundtable conference,
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“Biblical Translations in Chinese,” Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 20–21, 2011.
“Translating Biblical Texts into Chinese: the Pioneer Venture of the Nestorian Missionaries,” paper presented at the SBL/AAR Regional Conference, St. Paul, MN, April 14, 2007.
“Issues in Translating Biblical Texts into Chinese,” paper presented at the Theological Research Seminar, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON, November 15, 2005.
“Ἐπιούσιος: A New Proposal for Its Significance in the Poetic Structure of the Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:9b–13),” paper presented at the Theological Research Seminar, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON, March 22, 2005.
“Monotheism and Islam,” paper presented at a religion class, Aletheia University, Tamsui, Taiwan, May 10, 2003.

LWH 2048
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4740
Office Hours
TR 9-9:25 a.m.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Czeslawa Kolak
Czeslawa
Kolak
Instructor of Polish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4732
Courses Taught
POL 101 Polish I
POL 102 Polish II
POL 103 Polish III
WLC 201P Introduction to Polish Culture
Research Interests
Polish language and culture, international studies
Education

M.A., Roosevelt University

LWH 2033
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4732
Office Hours
TR 3:30 - 4:15 (LWH 2034) & 7 - 7:15 (LIB 451)
Main Campus
Jeong Soon Lee
Jeong Soon
Lee
Instructor of Korean
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4293
Courses Taught
KOR 101 Korean I
KOR 102 Korean II
KOR 103 Korean III
WLC 200K Introduction to Korean Culture
Research Interests
Korean language and culture.
Education

Ph.D., Kyunghee University
M.A., Ehwa Women's University

Selected Publications

Shin, J. (2012). Hello, lunch Box. Jaimimage Publishing Co., Seoul(Paju), Korea.

Shin, J. (2009). Chakan Gang Agassi. Dahli Publishing Campany., Seoul(Paju), Korea

Shin, J. (2009). Heavy Rain. Overseas Korean’s Window of Literature. Seoul, Korea: Overseas Korean Foundation.

Shin. J. (2009). My Autobiography, Kyunghee Literature. Kyunghee University Press in Seoul Korea, 2009

Shin. J. (2009). Good Mean Gang, Dahli Publishing Company in Seoul Korea, 2009

Shin J. (2007). The World of Jong-Ghee Mah’s Poetry(Thesis), Memory of Jae Hong Kim, edited by Kim, Jae Hong, Kyunghee University Press in Seoul Korea.

Shin J. (2007). The Storytelling of American Dolls Comparing with Korean Dolls(Thesis), The Storytelling, edited by Hyesil Choi, GukhakJaryowon, Seoul, Korea.

Shin J. (2006). The Structure and Images of A Single Shard(Thesis), The Critic of Korean-American Literature, edited by Kim, Jongwhoe, GukhakJaryowon, Seoul, Korea.

Shin J. (2005). Korean Spirit in Korean Literature: Honbul of Myunghee Choi(Thesis), The Korean Study, edited by Hoyun Kwon, Northpark College, Chicago, Illinois.

Shin J. (2003). Copycat Cathy, The Kids Who are Picking Stars, edited by Geumsung and MBC, Geumsung Press, Seoul Korea.

Shin J. (2003). Joanne or Jeongsoon, Korean-American Essay, Edited by The Korean Essayists Association, DaeHan, Seoul, Korea.

Shin J. (1998). The Song of Turtle, Chicago Literature, edited by Koran –American Literature Society of Chicago, May Fair International Graphics, Arlington Hts., Ill.

Shin J. (1982). The Imagination of Choosoo Kim’s Poetry (Thesis), Ewha Women’s University Press, Seoul, Korea.

LWH 2033
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4293
Office Hours
M 1 - 1:30, W 11 - 11:30, 1 - 2
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Lucia P. Lombardi
Lucia
P.
Lombardi
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4756
Courses Taught
SPAN 225 Composition I
SPAN 224 Reading Comprehension I
SPAN 252 Liteary Genres
SPAN 314 Latin American Culture I
SPAN 315 Spanish Culture I
SPAN 327 Business Spanish I
SPAN 375 Literature Of The Southern Cone
Research Interests
Spanish language and linguistics, Literature of the Southern Cone (Southern South America, Argentina, Chile), language teaching, pedagogy, careers in world languages
Education

Ph.D., Spanish and Latin American Literature, University of Chicago, 1991
M.A., Hispanic Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983
B.A., Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1979

Selected Publications

Paper submitted to the 21st. International Conference in Literature, Cinema and Visual Arts.
University of West Georgia. Fall Semester, 2006.
Title: Alegoría de la crueldad en las obras de Regina José Galindo: una escritora y algo más

Paper submitted to the 5th Latin American Literatures and Cultures Conference Antiers Hilton,
Colorado Springs, Colorado. Fall Semester, 2005.
Title: La mujer, la cultura y la poesía: tres autoras guatemaltecas, un solo tema

Participated in the drama workshop “Talleres de dramaturgia Julián Álvarez” in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. Fall Semester, 2005.

Interview with Professor Osvaldo Pellettieri, critic and director of GETEA (Grupo de Estudios de
Teatro Argentino) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fall Semester, 2005.

Article Published in CAUDAL, Revista trimestral de letras, artes y pensamiento. Año 4 No 14 –
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. Spring Semester, 2005.
Title: Teatro Gayumba: perspectiva social de sus adaptaciones teatrales

Paper submitted to the 58th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, Kentucky. Fall Semester, 2004.
Title: Teoría y práctica de la enseñanza de la gramática española a estudiantes universitarios de
origen hispano mediante la técnica de la visualización de los conceptos gramaticales

Abstract submitted to the 56th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference to be considered for a
paper presentation. Fall Semester, 2002.
Title: Evaluación del aprendizaje de español del estudiante universitario de origen hispano dentro
del contexto del estudiantado de idioma español básico.

 

Selected Performances

Paper submitted to the VI Conferencia Latin American Theatre Today Festival y Congreso, at
University of Connecticut, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Storrs, Connecticut. Fall
Semester, 2004.
Title: La imagen del varón en las obras de tres dramaturgas contemporáneas argentinas

Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Caribbean Literature (I.C.C.L.), St. Croix,
U.S. Virgin Islands. November 3-4, 2004.
Title: Teatro Gayumba: perspectiva social de las adaptaciones teatrales

Paper presented at the 19th Annual International Conference in Literature, Visual Arts, and/or
Cinema: Truth & Mendacity, at State University of West Georgia-Atlanta, Georgia. October 22,
2004.
Title: La presencia del terror en los dramas de Susana Gutiérrez Posse: Diez años después de La
historia oficial

Paper presented at the Octavo Congreso de Didáctica del Español, at Indiana University-Perdue
University, Indianapolis. September 27, 2003.
Title: La enseñanza del Español a través de la imitación y la recreación del lenguaje
This paper was published in ACTAS SELECTAS DEL OCTAVO CONGRESO DE DIDÁCTICA
DEL ESPAÑOL (http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/wlac/congreso.actas.html), March 30, 2004.

Address to the students members of the Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honor Society.
Speech: “Variedad y riqueza de la lengua española”. Spring Semester, 2002.

Background

Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, Department of World Languages & Cultures, 2007-Present

Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, Department of World Languages & Cultures, 2001-2007

Lecturer and Language Program Coordinator, Department of Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994-2001

High School Spanish Instructor, Intensive Foreign Language to Careers Pilot Project, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996-1997

Spanish Instructor, Greeley and Hansen Engineers, Chicago, Illinois, 1995-1996

Assistant to the Coordinator, Department of Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989-1994

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1988-1989
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Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Loyola University-Chicago, 1987-1988

Lecturer, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago, 1985-1987

Teaching Assistant, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, 1985

Spanish Teacher, Kenwood Academy, Chicago, Illinois, 1984-1985

Lecturer, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago, 1984-1985

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984-1985

Assistant to the Resident Director, UIC-UC Year Abroad Program, University of Barcelona, Spain, 1981-1982

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980-1982

Lech Walesa Hall 2047
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4756
Office Hours
TR 8:30 - 9:10 & 12:15 - 1:15, W 9 - 12 noon (by appt)
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Emily Masó
Emily
Masó
Instructor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4732
Courses Taught
SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 220 Intermediate Conversation I
SPAN 109 First Year Experience:Chicago's Latina/o Cultures
Research Interests
Spanish language, Latino cultures and literature.
Education

Post Graduate Courses: Universidad de Costa Rica Sede de Guanacaste. 2012: Costa Rican History and Oral Expression, 2013
M.A. Spanish Literature. Roosevelt University Chicago Illinois, 2003
B.A. Sociology/Anthropology. Knox College. Galesburg Illinois, 1992
One undergraduate semester in ACM San José, Costa Rica

Selected Performances

Chicago Geographical Society.  Chicago, Illinois
One hour talk to Society members.  Talk entitled "Pura Vida: Living and Traveling in Costa Rica".

Oakton Community College Cultures Week.  Oakton College  Skokie, Illinois
One hour talk to event participants.  Talk entitled "Living in Costa Rica".

Oakton Community College Cultures Week.  Oakton Community College Des Plaines, Illinois
One hour talk to event participants.  Talk entitled "Latino Union and Understanding Day Laborers in Chicago"

Background

First Year Experience Instructor. Northeastern Illinois University Chicago Iillinois, 2013-present

One semester course on Latino Culture in Chicago for First Year students, introduction to Chicago Latino history and its contribution to literary growth of the city the course integrated writing and college success skills.

Spanish Instructor. Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, Illinois, 2005-present

Currently teach introductory and intermediate Spanish courses. Developed on-line courses for beginning Spanish.

Spanish Instructor. Oakton Community College. Skokie, Illinois, 2005-present

Teach introductory Spanish and work individually with students who choose to do
Honors projects that include translation, intermediate conversation and writing.

Spanish Tutor. Lincolnwood, Illinois, 2010-2011

Complete homework, create study guides and prepare high school students for exams. I work
with students individually and provide support instruction and activities to facilitate learning.

Volunteer: English as a Second Language Instructor. Latino Union. Chicago, Illinois

As a volunteer I met with immigrant day laborers twice a week to provide beginning,
intermediate and advanced level English language instruction. I created and tailored lessons
to students’ needs and interests.

Lech Walesa Hall 2034
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4732
Office Hours
MW 5:30 - 6:15 and by appt
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Carmel O'Kane
Carmel
Carr
Instructor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4732
Courses Taught
SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
Research Interests
Spanish language, and Latin American and Spanish cultures
Education

Instituto Cervantes, Chicago, IL (June 2001)
Curso de Formación de Profesores de Español como Lengua Extranjera
M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago

LWH 2034
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4732
Office Hours
T/R 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 3-5 p.m.
Main Campus
Kathleen Petefish
Kathleen
Petefish
Instructor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4740
Courses Taught
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 209 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
SPAN 211 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II
SPAN 224 Reading Comprehension
SPAN 225 Composition I
SPAN 252 Literary Genres
SPAN 253 Composition II
Research Interests
Spanish language, Spanish and Latin American culture
Education

M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago

Lech Walesa Hall 2048
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4740
Office Hours
T 10:15-10:45, 12:30-1:30, 3-4; R 12:30-1:30 and 3-4; W 3:30-4 (El Centro)
El Centro
Main Campus
Sanaa Rahman
Sanaa
Rahman
Instructor of Arabic
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4732
Courses Taught
ARAB 101 Arabic I
ARAB 102 Arabic II
ARAB 201 Arabic III
WLC 200A Introduction to Arab Cultures
WLC 220A Arab Culture Through Film
Research Interests
Arabic language, Arab culture, literature and film.
Education

M.A., Northeastern Illinois University

Lech Walesa Hall 2034
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4732
Office Hours
TR 9:30 - 10:30 & 1:30 - 2:30
Main Campus
Patricio Rizzo-Vast
Patricio
Rizzo-Vast
Ph.D.
Instructor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4293
Expertise
Spanish and Portuguese language, Latin American literature and culture translation
Courses Taught
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 225 Composition I
LLAS 101 Introduction to Latin American Studies
Research Interests
At present my work focuses on the representation of space in the poetry and prose of Oliverio Girondo and Jorge Luis Borges The representation of nature in the work of Octavio Paz Rewriting a book on Oliverio Girondo and the Legacy of the Avant-Gardes
Education

Ph.D. in Spanish, University of California, Davis, Dissertation: “El lugar de Girondo” Major Field: Latin American Literature
M.A. in Spanish, San Francisco State University
Teaching Credential in Spanish, 1992, Spanish-English Bilingual Certificate of Competence for the State of California, 1993
B.A. in Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, School of Law

Selected Publications

Books:

Ser libre. Evanston: Studio Mosaid, 2013

Luz vital. Buenos Aires: Bibliografika, 2011

Ananda naranja. Buenos Aires: Dunken, 2007

Jardín en Playa Unión. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Corregidor, 2005

El lugar de Girondo.  Buenos Aires: Ediciones Corregidor, 2001

Deuda externa: condicionalidades y desarrollo infraestructural en la Argentina, Buenos Aires: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, 1993

Desde el océano. From the Ocean.  Oakland: Inkworks, 1981

Articles:

“Paisaje e ideología en Campo nuestro de Oliverio Girondo,” Revista Iberoamericana, Pittsburgh, Vol. LXVII,  Num. 194-195, January-June 2001, pp. 105-120

“Paisaje e ideología en Los pasos perdidos de Alejo Carpentier,” La Torre, Puerto Rico, Año 5, 17, Julio-Sept. 2000, pp. 463-477

“Mercedes Sosa: voz de América,” Canto, San Francisco State University, Fall 1994-Spring 1995, Vol. 2, Num. 2, pp. 36-41

Selected Exhibitions

Presentation “’Interlunio’ y la actitud contestataria de  Oliverio Girondo  (1937-1940)” Co-Chair, Critical Dialogues on the Latin American Avant Gardes. Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, May 2012

Presentation “Recepción crítica a la obra de Borges en España en la década de 1920” Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Holland, October 2011

Presentation “El español en la cultura global” Northeastern Illinois University, March 2009

Conference, “Images of Globalization in Jose Saramago's La caverna" Latin American Studies Association, Montreal, September 2007

Conference, “Aspectos del panorama orillero borgiano (1936-1948)" University of Iowa, May 2007

Conference, “An Exploration of the Catholic Nationalist "Dialect" in Argentina 1976-1983." Northeastern Illinois University, November 2006

Conference, “Mecanización y Globalización en La caverna de José Saramago,” XXVIIII Simposio Internacional de Literatura. Literatura y Globalización, Montevideo, August 2006

Conference, “The Desert in the Poetry of Jacobo  Fijman,” Latin American Studies Association, Puerto Rico, March 2006
American Studies Association, Puerto Rico, March 2006

Conference, “El Martín Fierro y la nación argentina,” California State University, Fullerton, December 2003

Conference, “Paisaje e ideología en Campo nuestro de Oliverio Girondo,”  Columbia University, New York City, April 2000

Conference, “Ética y estética en ‘Estival’ de Rubén Darío.” Octavo Congreso Internacional de Lit. Centroamericana, Guatemala City, March 2000

Presenter, UC Davis Summer Sessions Film Series: “Four Days in September,” September, 1998 and “The
Star Maker,” August 1997

Conference, “Lenguaje e ideología: aspectos del  dialecto nacionalista-católico en la Argentina.”
UC Davis, May 1998

Conference, “Landscape and Ideology: The Figure of the Desert in Argentine  Literature.” University
of California, Davis, July 1997

Conference, “Ideología modernista en ‘Estival’ de Rubén Darío.” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 1997

Conference, “La pasión de los tigres: cultura y violencia en ‘Estival’ de Rubén Darío.” UC Davis, December 1996

Background

Lecturer in Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, August 2004 to the present
Instructor of Spanish, Wright College, Chicago, August 2005 to the present
Instructor of Spanish, Solano Community College, Solano-Suisun, California September 2002 to June 2004
Spanish Teacher in Woodland Unified School District, Woodland, California, 2002 to 2004
Lecturer in the University of California, Davis, September 2000 to June 2002
Teaching Assistant for the University of California, Davis, 1995 to 1998
Spanish Teacher in the Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, California, 1990-1995
Translator for Current Anthropology, a publication of the University of Chicago and the Dept. of Anthropology of UC Davis, 2002 to present
Translator for the Department of Public Health, San Francisco, 1993
Researcher for Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991-1992
Copyeditor for Houghton and Mifflin for Spanish bilingual texts for the State of Texas, 1984-86
Interpreter for A.M.S. Associates, San Francisco, working with injured immigrant field workers in California, 1980-1984

Lech Walesa Hall 2033
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4293
Office Hours
MW 7:05 - 9:05 pm and by appt
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Esther Santana
Esther
Santana
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4749
Courses Taught
SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 220 Intermediate Conversation I
SPAN 225 Composition I
SPAN 252 Literary Genres
SPAN 314 Latin American Culture
SPAN 321 Latin American Literature I
SPAN 354 Spanish American Literature To 1888
SPAN 365T Spanish-American Seminar: Latin American Testimonial Narrative
SPAN 379 Latin American Theatre
SPAN 400 Visión De América I
SPAN 401A Spanish-American Literature Seminar: Los Cronistas
SPAN 407 Latin American Baroque Literature And Culture
SPAN 420 Visión De América II
Research Interests
Latin American and Spanish literature and culture, Spanish language and composition
Education

B.A. Dominican University, Spanish and Elementary Education

M.A. Loyola University Chicago, Hispanic Literature

Ph.D. University of Chicago, Spanish

Lech Walesa Hall 2043
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4749
Office Hours
S 12-2 PM; W 2-4PM or by appointment
Main Campus
William Schoen
William
Schoen
Instructor of Japanese
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4740
Courses Taught
JPN 101 Japanese I
JPN 102 Japanese II
WLC 200J Introduction to Japanese Culture
Research Interests
Japanese language, culture, literature and cinema.
Education

M.A.  University of Chicago

Lech Walesa Hall 2033
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4740
Office Hours
TR 2 - 4 and by appt
Main Campus
Sarah M West
Sarah
M
West
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4755
Expertise
Literary and Cultural Analysis, Literary Historiography, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures, The Caste Wars of Mexican Southeast, Contemporary Mayan Literature
Courses Taught
SPAN 416 Latin American Avant Gardes
SPAN 380 Literary Criticism
SPAN 225 Composition I
Research Interests
Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Yucatan Studies, Mayan Studies, Latin American Race Wars, Gender & Race Studies, New Historicism, Political Economy, Psychoanalysis, Marxism, Critical Theory and Philosophy
Education

Ph.D. Spanish.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 2016
M.A. Spanish.  Ohio University, Athens, OH 2007
B.A. Spanish, Ohio University, Athens, OH 2005

Selected Publications

Book Chapters:

"A Neoliberal Love Spell: Race, Tourism and the Yucatan Peninsula and an

Analysis of Televisa’s Sortilegio." In Mobilized Identities: Mediated Subjectivity and Cultural Crisis in the Neoliberal Era. Ed. Cameron McCarthy. Champaign, IL: Common Grounds Publishing, 2014

Peer-Reviewed Articles:
“Yucateco Pirate Novels and the Discourses of the Mayan Rebel in the Nineteenth-Century Creole Imaginary.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Washington University, St. Louis. Forthcoming. 

Manuscripts--In Preparation:
“Nombrar(se) para ser. Aproximaciones al concepto de raza e identidad en Un hereje y un musulmán (1867) de José Pascual Almazán.” Article in Progress.

The Caste War Narratives: Race, Economy, and Literature in Yucatán and Chiapas, 1841-1958. Book Manuscript Proposal in Progress.

Selected Performances

INVITED LECTURES

“History and Uprising in the Yucatán Peninsula.” The Royal Ontario Museum: ROM Summer Club. Skype. 13 July 2015. Invited Speaker.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS DELIVERED

“Mayanism, Caste War and the Mexican Revolution: The Shifting Discourses of Race

in the Literatures of Early Twentieth-Century Yucatán.” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Nashville, Tennessee. March 8-11, 2018.

“Toward a Literary History of Mexico’s Henequen Culture.” Latin American Studies Association Conference. Lima, Perú. April 29th-May 1st, 2017.

“Of Savages and Royalty: The Rhetoric of Mayanness in Yucatán’s Nineteenth-Century Literary Register.” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. March 23-26, 2017.

Background

2018-               Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

2017-2018      Visiting Instructor, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington

2010-2017      Graduate Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

2009-2010     Adjunct Professor, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2007-2009     Instructor, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Mérida, Yucatán, México
                          Colegio de Negocios Internacionales, Mérida, Yucatán, México
                          Study Abroad Instructor, Ohio University, Mérida, Yucatán, México

2005-2007     Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

LWH 2035
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4755
Office Hours
T 5:40 - 6:40, R 2:50 - 3:50 and by appt
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae