Faculty

  • Marjorie Agosin

    Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Spanish

    B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

    Poet, human rights activist, literary critic. Interested in Jewish literature and literature of human rights in the Americas; women writers of Latin America; migration, identity, and ethnicity.

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  • Veronica Darer

    Veronica Darer

    Senior Lecturer in Spanish

    M.A.T. School for International Training/World Learning; Ph.D., University of Florida

    Engaged in research on teaching and learning processes.  Specializes in Spanish language and culture courses.  Teaches courses on diversity in education and classroom interaction.

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  • Elena Gascón-Vera

    Professor of Spanish

    Licenciatura, University of Madrid; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Researches topics from Spanish medieval and Golden Age literature and feminist studies, to Spanish postmodernism and Spanish and Mexican cinema; an educator who intends to teach a higher spiritual and ethical attitude toward life.

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  • Evelina Gužauskytė

    Associate Professor of Spanish

    B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Interested in questions of language and representation in the colonial, trans-Atlantic, and trans-Pacific realms.

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  • Koichi Hagimoto

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    B.A., Soka University of America; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

    Specialized in nineteenth-century Latin American and Caribbean literature and culture; also interested in trans-pacific studies.

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  • Nancy Abraham Hall

    Senior Lecturer in Spanish

    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Specialized in 19th- through 21st-century literature with a focus on Hispanic American narrative and the literary and cultural history of modern Mexico, I am a bilingual scholar, book editor, translator and teacher.

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  • Antonio M.A. Igrejas

    Mellon Foundation Lecturer in Portuguese

    B.A., University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth); M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Research interests include paratextuality and the short story in the Portuguese-speaking world.

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  • Carlos Ramos

    Professor of Spanish

    Licenciatura, Universidad Central de Barcelona; M.A., Emerson College; Ph.D., Boston University

    Teaching and research focused on 19th, 20th and 21st century Spanish peninsular literature and cultural history.

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  • Joy Renjilian-Burgy

    Associate Professor of Spanish

    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; A.M., Harvard University

    Language & Literature Pedagogy; social justice- race and class; Print & Audiovisual  Interactive Resources; immersion; study abroad; I am a teacher, author, editor and teacher-trainer

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  • Inela Selimović

    Visiting Lecturer in Spanish

    B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D, University of Kentucky

    My research and teaching interests focus on the 20th and 21st century Latin American women’s literary, cultural, and film productions.

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  • Jill Ann Syverson-Stork

    Senior Lecturer in Spanish

    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

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  • Carlos Alberto Vega

    Professor of Spanish

    A.B., Columbia University; A.M., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Spanish literature, hagiography, gender issues, study-abroad theory and practice.

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