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Doctoral Dissertations & Career Outcomes

The following Doctoral Dissertations, organized by area of study and graduation year, reflect the breadth and depth that characterize the research of our graduate students. Our students’ career outcomes reveal that you can find alumni from our Ph.D. programs across many different institutions, both national and international.

Hispanic Linguistics


Justin Bland. Perception of unstressed vowel reduction in Central Mexican Spanish. Lecturer, Rutgers University.

Santiago Gualapuro Gualapuro. Imbabura Kichwa: Activism, Ideologies and Linguistic Production and Change. Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University. 

Hugo Salgado. New voices for ancestral sounds: the acquisition of Nawat phonology by speakers of Salvadoran Spanish. Assistant Professor, Iowa State University.


Kendra Dickinson. Past Participles in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese: A Usage-based Approach to Grammatical and Social Variation. Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University.

Luana Lamberti. The Contribution of Niger-Congo Languages to Location Marking in Afro-Yungueno Spanish and Helvecia Portuguese.  Assistant Professor, Iowa State University. 

Melissa Nieves Rivera. On the Relationship between (Non) Exact Interpretations of Numerals and Language: Integrating Two Independent Cognitive Systems. Associated Faculty, The Ohio State University. 

Paloma Pinillos. Foreign Accent, Trust, and Healthcare: The Impact of English-accented Spanish on the Latino Patient-Healthcare Professional Relationship. Latinx Services Coordinator, Kentucky State University.  

Justin Pinta. Minority Language Resilience in Corrientes, Argentina: Argentine Guarani and Spanish in Contact. Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University. 


Ashlee Dauphinais. Guerreiras: Linguistic and Social Practices Among Women with Turner Syndrome in Brazil. Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics, University of Nebraska – Omaha.


James Leow. An Amphichronic Analysis of Modals of Necessity in Cuban Spanish. Senior Learning Desing Manager at Duolingo Corporation.

Oihane Muxika Loitzate. The Role of Bilingualism in Phonological Neutralization: Sibilant Mergers in the Case of Basque-Spanish Contact. Visiting Professor at Universidad de Navarra, Spain.


Mark Hoff. Settledness and Mood Variation: A Semantic-Pragmatic Analysis of Spanish Future-Framed Adverbials. Assistant Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at Queens College, CUNY. 


Meghan Dabkowski. Variable Vowel Reduction in Mexico City Spanish. Associate Professor, University of Delaware. 

Devin Grammon. Acquiring Cuzco. Marginalized Languages, Ideology, and Study Abroad in Peru. Assistant Professor, University of Oregon.

Elena Jaime Jiménez. Variable use of Plural Address Forms in Andalusian Spanish

Ramón Padilla Reyes. Connections among Scales, Plurality, and Intensionality in Spanish. Linguistic Prompt Engineer at Meta.


Carmelo Bazaco. Ser and Estar in Spanish. A Scalar Account. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidad Europea.

Lorena Sainz-Maza. Interactions among Focus, Exhaustivity, and Constituent Order in Spanish and Basque. i18n Tech Lead Linguistic Engineer at Meta.


Miguel Garcia. The Intonation of Peruvian Amazonian Spanish: Rising Accents and Segmental Factors. Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University.

Karen Lopez-Alonzo. Rhotic Production in the Spanish of Bluefields, Nicaragua, a Language Contact Situation. Assistant Teaching Professor, Northern Arizona University.


Christina Garcia. Gradience and Variability of Intervocalic /s/ Voicing in Highland Ecuadorian Spanish.  Associate Professor, St. Louis University.

Mary Beaton. Coda Liquid Production and Perception in Puerto Rican Spanish. Assistant Professor, Denison University.

Hannah Washington. Variable Object Clitic Placement: Evidence from European and Brazilian Portuguese. Analytical Linguist, Contracting at Microsoft, Aquent.


Jennifer Barajas. A Sociophonetic Investigation of Unstressed Vowel Raising in the Spanish of a Rural Mexican Community. Linguist at Appen.


Sonia Barnes. Morphophonological Variation in Urban Asturian Spanish: Language Contact and Regional Identity. Associate Professor at Marquette University.

Whitney Chappell. Social and Linguistic Factors Conditioning the Glottal Stop in Nicaraguan Spanish. Associate Professor at University of Texas, San Antonio.

Mary Johnson. The Pragmatic Alternation Between Two Negative Imperatives in Argentinian Spanish. Linguist at Appen. 

Daniela Salcedo. Defining Andeanness away from the Andes: Language Attitudes and Linguistic Ideologies in Lima, Peru. Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge.

André Zampaulo. When Synchrony Meets Diachrony: (Alveolo)Palatal Sound Patterns in Spanish and Other Romance Languages. Professor at St. Louise University.


Meghan Elizabeth Armstrong. The Development of Yes-No Question Intonation in Puerto Rican Spanish. Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

Pilar Chamorro. Pluractionality and Aspectual Structure in the Galician Spanish tener-perfect. Associate Professor at University of Georgia.


Patricia Andueza. Rhetorical Exclamatives in Spanish. Associate Professor at University of Evansville.

Juliana de la Mora. A Quantitative Approach to Variable SE-Marking in Spanish Ingestive Verbs. Catedrática at Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México.

Steven Fondow. Spanish Velar-Insertion and Analogy: A Usage-based Diachronic Analysis. Lecturer at University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Melvin González-Rivera. On the Internal Structure of Spanish Verbless Clauses. Assistant Professor, University of Houston

Ian Robert Tippets. Differentical Object Marking: A Quantitative Study. Associate Professor at Lewis-Clark State College.

Sandro Sessarego. Aspects of the Syntax of Afro-Bolivian Spanish Determiner Phrase. Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin.


María Alejandra González-Pérez. Dependencia contextual e interpretación: Demostrativos y pronombres en español.

Sarah T. Sinnott. Address Forms in Peninsular Spanish: Convention and Implicature. Assistant Professor at University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Thomas W. Stovicek. A Developmental History of the Hispano-Romance Verb Conjugations. Associate Professor, The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

Su Ar Lee. Absolute Interrogative Intonations in Buenos Aires Spanish. Senior Lecturer at University of Florida. 


Manuel Delicado-Cantero. The Syntax of Spanish Prepositional Finite Clauses in a Historical and Cross-linguistics Perspective. Senior Lecturer at Australian National University. 

Edith Hernández. Resolución de hiatos en verbos -ear en español mexicano: un estudio sociofonético. Catedrática at Universidad de Quintana Roo, Mexico. 


Magdalena Mejía-Gómez. ándale, apágale, ¡órale!: La (socio)pragmática de la construcción le en el español mexicano. Catedrática at Universidad de las Américas, Mexico. 

Asela Reig-Alamillo. Cross Dialectal Variability in Propositional Anaphora: A Quantitative and Pragmatic Study of Null Objects in Mexican and Peninsular Spanish. Catedrática at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztabalapa, Mexico. 

Iker Zulaica-Hernández. Demonstrative Pronouns in Spanish: A Discourse-Based Study. Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Indianapolis. 


David B. Alexander. The Spanish Postnominal Demonstrative in Synchrony and Diachrony. Independent Scholar. 

Luiz Alexandre Amaral. Designing Intelligent Language Tutoring Systems for Integration into Foreign Language Instruction. Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

Patricia Matos Amaral. The Meaning of Approximative Adverbs: Evidence from European Portuguese. Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University.


Chad Howe. Cross-Dialectal Features of the Spanish Present Perfect: A Typological Analysis of Form and Function. Professor in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia.


Amanda Boomershine. Perceptual Processing of Variable Input in Spanish: an Exemplar-Based Approach. Associate Professor at University of North Carolina, - Wilmington. 

Iberian Studies


Angela Acosta. Memorializing the Spanish Avant-garde: The Gendered Dynamics of Inclusion in Homages to the Generation of 1927. Visiting Assistant Professor, Davidson College (NC). 


Lucía Aja López. Las Cantigas de Santa Maria y la nueva filologia: Propuesta de edicion digital de la cantiga 80. Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Centre College.

Anthony Palmiscno. Transnational Dionysus: Regional and Colonial Representations of Wine in Spain and Argentina. Instructional Designer, Penn State University Filippelli Institute for e-Education and Outreach. 

Mariona Surribas Balduque. Consideraciones acerca de lo artistico y lo abyecto en su impacto sobre los limites de lo expresable en la Espana del siglo XXI. Una mirada a traves del teatro, la performance y la musica. Independent Scholar in Barcelona. 


Ernest Carranza Casteló. Una nación en disputa: La representación de Cataluña en textos de ficción y facción de Vicenç Villatoro, Isabel-Clara Simó, Najat El Hachmi y Félix de Azúa (2000-2015). Independent Scholar with teaching positions at Departament d'Educació and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Celia Martínez Saez. A la conquista del eterno Otro: La reformulación de masculinidades hegemónicas nacionales en el cine y televisión de la España post-crisis (2009-2019). Assistant Professor, Occidental College.

Christian Supiot. The Paper Armada: Transatlantic Patronage Networks and Naval Authority in Early Modern Spain and Mexico, 1688 – 1696. Transfer Navigator, Western Iowa Tech Community College.


Aintzane Cabanes-Martinez. The Melodramatic Discourse of "Todo es ETA" in Cinema: Terrorism and the Re-Enactment of a Conservative Postimperialist Masculine Spanish Nationalism


Matthew Barrile. Thinking Patria: Figurations of the Jew and Discourses of the Liberal Spanish State, 1859-1906. Independent Scholar with teaching positions at Departament d'Educació and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Antonio Bentivegna. Humorismo gráfico y militancia durante la guerra civil española (1936-1939): La Ametralladora y L'Esquella de la Torratxa

Kristina Soric. Empires of Fiction: Coloniality in the Literatures of the Nineteenth-century Iberian Empires after the Age of Atlantic Revolutions. Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, School or Languages and Cultures, Purdue University.


Richard A. Henricksen. The Flux of Agency: Unsettling Objects in Contemporary Spanish Civil War Novels (1998-2008). Senior eLearning Support Analyst at The Ohio State University.

Rebecca Mason Vergote. Mutable Sex, Cross-dressing, and the mujer varonil: Understanding Non-Normative Sex in Early Modern Spain. Assistant Teaching Professor, The Ohio State University.


Laura Navarro Moron. Angeles Caidos: Cupletismo y Prostitucion en Barcelona (1880-1936). Middle and High School Teacher, The American School of Barcelona.

Robey Clark Patrick. Translating Arabic Wisdom in the Court of Alfonso X, El Sabio. Adjunct Assistant Professor, California State University-Sacramento.


Bethany Gilliam. The Monstrous Guide to Madrid: The Grotesque Mode in the Novels of Villa y Corte (1599-1657).


Catherine Sundt. Constructing Madrileños: The Reciprocal Development of Madrid and its Residents (1833 - 1868). Assistant Professor (tenured) and Director of Language Center, Rhodes College (TN)  


Rachael Jean Gulish. A Pilgrimage from Periphery to Paradise: Changing Images of Galicia in Modern Pilgrim Accounts on the Camino de Santiago. Specialist in Spanish language curriculum development in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Kirt Edward Komocki. The Representation of Domestic Servants in Eighteenth-Century Spanish Theatre. Associate Professor of Instruction in Spanish, Rochester University (NY) 

Anne Marie Pouchet. La sensibilidad católica de Juan Manuel de Prada: escritor de ficción y periodista. Lecturer at University of West Indies, Trinidad y Tobago.

Laurie Lynn Urraro. Eroticizing the Margins: Sex and Sexuality in Contemporary Female-Authored Spanish Drama. Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State University, Behren.


Timothy Ashton. The Phenomenon of 'Fútbol' in Spain: A Study of 'Fitbol' in Spanish Politics, Literature and Film. Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina, Aiken.

Jason Busic. Saving the Lost Sheep: Mission and Culture in Pedro Guerra de Lorca's "Catecheses Mystagogicae pro aduenis ex secta Mahometana: Ad Paroches and Patestates (1586)". Assistant Professor at Denison University. 

Carmen Grace. El Predicador Real Fray Alonso de Cabrera (1549?-1598) y el poder de la palabra: elocuencia y compromiso en el sagrado ministerio de la predicación. Associate Professor at College of Charleston, South Carolina. 

María Ester Rincón. Las fuentes del Romanticismo en España: "No me olvides. Periódico de Literaturea y Bellas Artes" (1837-1838). Lecturer at Tufts University. 


Francisco Javier Mora-Contreras. Las raíces del duende: lo sublime, lo trágico en el cante jondo. Profesor Titular at University de Alicante, Spain.  

Matías Martínez-Abeijón. Identidad, mito y prescripción: una nueva ola de realismo en España. El cine de Icíar Bollaín, Fernando León, Achero Mañas y Benito Zambrano en el cambio de siglo. Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University. 

Lucía Yang. La obra de Santa Teresa: La vida y Las moradas—una perspectiva taoista, confucionista y budista. Professor at Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Taiwan. 


Tamara Laura Townsend. Memory in the Narrative Works of Soledad Puertolas. Associate Professor at Wheaton College. 


Luis Alvarez-Castro. La función del lector en la prosa metaliteraria de Miguel de Unamuno. Professor at University of Florida. 

Judith García-Quismondo (Reyes). La representación visual de Sevilla en la comedia del Siglo de Oro. Associate Professor at Seton Hill University. 

Jorge Machín-Lucas. La espiral ontológica poética búsqueda íntimo-mística en los albores de la premodernidad. Associate Professor at University of Winnipeg. 

Rosa Matorras. Musa del septentrión: a caballo entre dos estéticas. Senior Lecturer at Dartmouth College. 

George Yuri Porras. Musical Scenes in the Minor, Secular, and Religious Works of Agustín Moreto y Cabaña (1618-1669). Professor of Spanish at Texas State University.

María Nieves Pujalte. The Mediterranean Levantine Landscape as Seen by the 18th and 19th Century Travelers. Associate Professor at Texas State University.


Latin American Cultural and Literary Studies


Tania Espinales Correa. ¡Que lejos estoy del suelo donde he nacido! Canciones nostalgicas: migracion interna, comedia ranchera y nacionalismo.  Independent Scholar. 

Sebastián Muñoz Ruz. Ser, pertenecer, querer: narrativas de la unidad nacional y de la identidad en la literatura y el cine de futbol en el Chile contemporaneo (1990-2019).  Associated Faculty, The Ohio State University. 

Estelí Puente Beccar. La infancia como dispositivo de poder patriarcal-colonial en Bolivia. 

Emily Rangel Manrique. Piratas, azotes y brujas: subjetividades contemporaneas en las culturas digitales en Venezuela (2006-2017). Associate Adjunct Faculty. Global Languages & Cross-Cultural Studies. University of Indianapolis.


Elena Costello. Language and Identity of Transnational People in Central Mexico. Healthcare Consultant, Confidential. 

Leila Vieira. Creating Their Own Casinha: Representations of Domestic Placemaking in the Brazilian Diaspora to the United States. Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies at The Ohio State University.


Laura Fernandez. Giving the Midwestern White Gaze a Latinx Spin: Mediated Latinx Lives in the American Heartland. Assistant Professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies, University of Richmond

Héctor Iglesias. Chile coliza: cuerpos, espacios discursivos y redes sociales en la literatura y el cine chileno contemporáneo de temática LGBTQ. Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University.

Olivia Cosentino. Regimes of Youth and Emotion: Stardom, affect and modernity in Mexico's mediascapes, 1950-1996. Zemurray-Stone. Postdoctoral Fellow, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University.

Caroline Shipley. Actualizing Sonic, Visual, and Physical Territories of Hope: An Examination of Contemporary Practices of Autonomy in Andean Urban Spaces. 


Stacey Alex. Resisting Erasure: Undocumented Latinx Narratives. Assistant Professor, Humanities, Morningside University.

Verónica Torres. The Middle East in the Mexican Imaginary: Orientalism and Hybrid Identities in Contemporary Mexican Literature. Visiting Assistant Professor, Wittenberg University.


John Cruz. "Deber ser": Discursos sociales en Colombia sobre la moralidad y el comportamiento femenino en el cine silente y publicaciones periódicas durante el periodo de 1890-1930. Spanish teacher, Upper School's Modern Language Department at The Park School (pre-K through 12) in Baltimore

Victoría Márquez. Los "más alentados y empolvados comerciantes". Subjetividades mercantiles y escritura en el Tucumán colonial. Assistant Professor of Early Modern History at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina.


Jessica Rutherford. The Company of Jesus in Colonial Brazil and Mexico: Missionary Encounters with Amerindian Healers and Spiritual Leaders, 1550-1625. Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University.

Miguel Valerio. Kings of the Kongo, Slaves of the Virgin Mary: Black Religious Confraternities Performing Cultural Identity in the Early Modern Iberian Atlantic. Assistant Professor of Spanish, Washington University of St. Louis.


Mónica García-Blizzard. The Indigenismos of Mexican Cinema before and through the Golden Age: Ethnographic Spectacle, "Whiteness," and Spiritual Otherness. Associate Professor, Dept. of SPPO, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne.

Stephanie Aubry. El Salvador in the Age of Financial Capitalism: Democracy, Biocapitalism and the reduction to Bare Life.  Assistant Teaching Professor, The Ohio State University.

Omar Salinas. En busca de lo popular en el proceso de construcción de la nación.  Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia.


Patricia Arroyo Calderón. Cada uno en su sitio y cada cosa en su lugar. Imaginarios de desigualdad en América Central (1870-1900).  Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles.

Samuel Cruz. São Paulo and Buenos Aires: Urban Cinematic Representation in Contemporary Latin America. 

Daniel Dinca. Gold, Landscape, and Economy in Cristobal de Acuña's Nuevo Descubrimiento del Gran Río de las Amazonas (1641). Adjunct Instructor, Spanish, Bowling Green State University.

Jorge Mauricio Espinoza. Inventing the Latino/a Hero: 'Legality' and the Representation of Latino/a Heroic Figures in U.S. Film, Television, and Comics. Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati. 

Lynn Marie Healy. Framing the Victim: Gender, Representation and Recognition in Post-conflict Peru. Learning Designer. SPS Northwestern Distance Learning.

Bradley Hilgert. Beyond Martyrdom: The Testimonial Voice of Ignacio Ellacuría and the Convergence of His Critical Thinking From Central America in Salvadoran Literature. Provost and Academic Vice President, Universidad de las Artes.

David McLaughlin. Sampling Hip Hop and Making 'Noiz': Transcultural Flows, Citizenship, and Identity in the Contestatory Space of Brazilian Hip Hop. Instructional Design Specialist, The Ohio State University.

Alicia Miklos. Mediated Intimacies: Legal, Literary, and Journalistic Textualities of Gender Violence in Post-War Nicaragua. Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University.

Teddy F. Palomino. Literatura dentro de la literatura: la reflexión del oficio literario en la obra de Roberto Bolaño

John Stephen Petrus. Gender Transgression and Hegemony: the Politics of Gender Expression and Sexuality in Contemporary Managua. Assistant Professor, Grinnell College.

Stephen Tobin. Visual Dystopias from Mexico’s Speculative Fiction: 1993-2008.  Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, Los Angeles.


Melissa K. Doran. (De)Humanizing Narratives of Terrorism in Spain and Peru. Associate Professor, Wright State University. 

Kristina Escondo. Anti-colonial Archipelagos: Expressions of Agency and Modernity in the Caribbean and the Philippines, 1880-1910. Associate Professor of Spanish, Director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Program, Director of Modern Languages, Otterbein University.

Juan Pablo Gómez Lacayo. Masculine/National Authorities; Catholic/Military Citizenships. Research and Instruction Librarian, Tulane University.

Claudia Happel. Decadent Wealth, Degenerate Morality, Dominance and Devotion: the Discordant Iconicity of the Rich Mountain of Potosí. Associate Director of Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence & Adjunct Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Nyanda J. Redwood. Genocide in Guatemala: Geopolitical Systems of Death and Power. Independent Scholar.


Douglas Bush. Selling a Feeling: New Approaches Toward Recent Gay Chicano Authors and Their Audience. Assistant Professor at Converse College.

Amanda Matousek. Born of Coatlicue: Literary Inscriptions of Women in Violence from the Mexican Revolution to the Drug War. Assistant Professor at Wofford College.

Jared Paul List. (De)colonial narratives: Rubén Darío, V.S. Naipaul and Simone Schwarz-Bart. Assistant Professor at Doane University.


Lina Ximena Aguirre. Entre el vértigo y la vulnerabilidad: precariedad de globalización en el arte chileno actual. Curator at Moebius Animación Project, Colombia.

Elizabeth Bell. Sacred Inheritance: Cultural Resistance and Contemporary Kaqchikel-Maya Spiritual Practices. Assistant Professor at Ball State University.

Alejandro Hernández Jacky. Inkin',Taggin', Flashin', and Flowin': Defining Group Identity Through Mara Salvatrucha. Spanish Teacher at Columbus Academy.

Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández. Symbolic and Global Violence in Contemporary Mexican and Spanish Crime Fiction. Assistant Professor at Villanova University.


Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar. Liminal Citizenry: Black Experience in the Central American Intellectual Imagination. Associate Professor of Media Arts at the University of North Texas.

Mariana A. Lacunza Mendizábal. Digital aesthetics and notions of identity in contemporary Bolivian filmmaking = Estéticas digitales y nociones de identidad en el cine boliviano contemporáneo. Profesora Plena at Universidad Privada Boliviana. 

Grant Daryl Moss. Political Poetry in the Wake of the Second Spanish Republic: Rafael Alberti, Pablo Neruda, and Nicolás Guillén. Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University.


María Teresa Beltrán-Aponte. Hearing with the Eyes: Voice in Written and Visual Discourses and the Ghost of a Contemporary Warrior. Catedrática at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

Guadalupe Raquel Pina. Staging the Subject: Traces of Globalization in Contemporary Argentinean Cinema. Instructor at Columbus State University. 

Diana Mabel Ruggiero. Más allá del fútbol: La bomba, the Afrochoteno Subaltern, and Cultural Change in Ecuador's Chota-Mira Valley. Professor, University of Memphis. 


Fernando A. Blanco. Deviants, Dissidents, Perverts: Chile Post Pinochet. Associate Professor at Bucknell University. 

Carmen Gómez Gómez. Familia y cine mexicano en el marco del neoliberalismo. Estudio crítico de "Por la libre, Perfume de violetas, Amar te duele y Temporada de patos". Docente/Investigador at Universidad de Guadalajara.

Lauren Hendricks. Violence in Perú, 1980-2000: Trauma's Unresolved Memories. Senior Analyst at 3Gimbals, Florida. 

Alma B. Kuhlemann. Bonded by Reading: An Interrogation of Feminist Praxis in the Works of Marcela Serrano in the Light of its Reception by a Sample of Women Readers. Translation Coordinator & Spanish Interpreter at University of Louisville Hospital.

Diego Mattos Vazualdo. Hacia una nación urgente: nación, descolonización en Bolivia en la época globalizada. Spanish Teacher at Pingree School, South Hamilton, Massachusetts.


Christopher Dennis. Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Popular Music and Ethnic Identities. Independent Scholar. 

Hugo García. Detrás de la imagen d ela ciudad virreinal: Subjetividad, violencia y fragmentación. Associate Professor at Western Washington University.


Shannon Marie Butler. Travel Narratives in Dialogue:Contesting Representations of 19th c. Peruvian Culture. Associate Professor at Marshall University. 

Susan Wiebe Drake. María Félix: The Last Great Diva of Mexican Cinema. Independent Scholar.

Jesús Manuel Gómez-Fernández. Viajeros por América Central: Geografía, sujetos y contradiscursos. Associate Professor at Iona College. 

Ruth María Tenorio Gochez. Periódicos y cultura impresa en El Salvador (1824-1850): "Cuan rápidos pasos da este pueblo hacia la civilización europea". Catedrática at Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios, San Salvador, El Salvador.

Francisco Villena-Garrido. Discursividades de la autoficción y topografías narrativas del sujeto posnacional en la obra de Fernando Vallejo. Manager at Escola Oficial D'Idiomes Alacant, Spain.

Studies of the Portuguese-Speaking World


Ayodeji Olugbuyiro. The Quest for a Homeland: Return and Identity Construction in the Afro-Atlantic Diaspora. Assistant Instructional Professor, Social Sciences Collegiate Division, The University of Chicago.


Cesar Lopes Gemelli. Ghosts of Colonial Pasts: Adaptations of Antigone and Medea in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century in Brazil and Argentina. Associated Faculty, The Ohio State University. 

Jacqueline Sampaio. Diálogos femininos na diáspora luso-brasileira: encontros e divergências nas comunidades literárias negras do século XXI. Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University Bloomington.


Raphael Palermo dos Santos. Humor no cinema contemporâneo brasileiro: produção, distribuição e exibição de comédias. Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, University of North Georgia. 


Clara Carolyne Fachini Zanirato. The Discrepancy of the Eye: Identity  Development of Nikkei Communities in  Brazil and Peru (1900-Present). Senior Associate, Consumer and Community Banking Operations Records Management, JPMorgan Chase.

Ana Carolina dos Santos Marques. John Casper Branner, Joaquim Nabuco, and Oliveira Lima: The Promotion of Luso-Brazilian Culture in The United States. Coordinator Portuguese Language Program, The Ohio State University. 

Romeu Foz. Uma literatura das ausências: o colonialismo português e os seus rescaldos em ficções de autoria feminina (2009 até ao presente). Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, City University of Macau (Macau).


Fernando Morato. Um mestre na periferia da Arcádia: a obra poética de Manuel Inácio da Silva Alvarenga no contexto do Império português do século XVIII. Instructor of Portuguese Litreature at Escola Lourenço Castanho & Lecturer of Literary History and Theory at Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem, UNICAMP. 


Steven P. Lownes. “`Joãozinho'; Reb: The Creation and Evolution of Confederate Identity in Brazil”. Associate Professor of World Languages, Campus Coordinator for Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning, University of South Carolina Union. 


Gabriel Mordoch. New Christian Identity and Early Modern Portuguese Oceanic Expansion. Curator and Associate Librarian of  the Irving M. Hermelin of Judaica, University of Michigan.