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  1. Maria Aragone, Adjunct Instructor

  2. Lilian Baeza-Mendoza, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    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

    Send email to Lilian Baeza-Mendoza

    (202) 885-2383

  3. Carmen Cacho, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    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

    Send email to Carmen Cacho

    (202) 885-6287

  4. Gorky Cruz, Director, Center for Language Learning

    CAS - World Languages and Cultures

    Send email to Gorky Cruz

    (202) 885-2374

  5. Chip Gerfen, Professor and Department Chair, World Languages & Cultures

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    Send email to Chip Gerfen

    (202) 885-2385

  6. Carola Goldenberg, Adjunct Instructor

  7. Ludy Grandas, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    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

    Send email to Ludy Grandas

    (202) 885-2434

  8. Consuelo Hernandez, Associate Professor

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    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

  9. Cristina Hernandez Gil de Lamadrid, Instructor

    CAS - World Languages and Cultures

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  10. Esther Holtermann, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    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

    Send email to Esther Holtermann

    (202) 885-2390

  11. Susana Marin, Instructor

    CAS - World Languages and Cultures

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  12. Juliana Martinez, Assistant Professor

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    Professor Martínez focuses on the intersection of violence and body politics in the Latin-American and US Latino context. Her two main areas of research are: representation of historical violence recent cultural production; and gender and sexuality—p… More

    Send email to Juliana Martinez

    (202) 885-2586

  13. Almudena Menchen Mojas, Adjunct Instructor

  14. Betty Mitchell, Adjunct Instructor

  15. Amy Oliver, Department Chair, Philosophy and Religion

    CAS - 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

    Send email to Amy Oliver

    (202) 885-2140

  16. Carmen Ruzza, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    Professor Carmen Helena Ruzza received her undergraduate degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Conservatorio Lino Gallardo. She obtained a M.A in Latin American literature from University of Maryland and… More

    Send email to Carmen Ruzza

    (202) 885-2008

  17. Ana Serra, Associate Professor

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    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

  18. Gemma Sune Minguella, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - World Languages and Cultures

    This dissertation (published as a book by the Centro cultural de la Generacion del 27, Malaga, Spain) is a deep and meticulous reconstruction of the philosophy of one of the poets of the Spanish Generation of ’27 who has always been deemed to be “dif… More

    Send email to Gemma Sune Minguella

    (202) 885-6923

  19. Nuria Vilanova, Assistant Professor and Associate Dept Chair, World Languages & Cultures

    CAS-World Lang and 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

    Send email to Nuria Vilanova

    (202) 885-2393

  20. Brenda Werth, Associate Professor

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    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

    Send email to Brenda Werth

    (202) 885-1449

  21. Eileen Willingham, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - World Languages and Cultures

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