Kallie Abreu-GonzálezEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Giosuè AlagnaEmail: email@example.com
Contemporary Latin American novel and theater - Violence, Memory Studies and Human Rights - Postcolonial Theory - Eco-criticism.
Michael Alves PantaleõEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Priya AnanthEmail: email@example.com
I am originally from New York and did my undergraduate work at UConn in Storrs where I got 2 Bachelor's Degrees in History and Spanish. I am a dissertator currently working on my thesis in Medieval Spanish Literature. My research topics include medieval kingship, medieval political theory, aljamiado literature, and literature about Alexander the Great. When I am not working or teaching, I enjoy watching movies, reading, and cooking.
Gabriel Antúnez De Mayolo KouEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of interest: Contemporary Latin American literature; Public Humanities; and Contemporary written and visual satire.
Abel ArangoEmail: email@example.com
Daniel Ares LópezEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela BahlEmail: email@example.com
Areas of interest: Contemporary Latin American Literature, and Colonial Latin American Literature.
Megan BailonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Bailon is a Ph.D. candidate and Teaching Assistant that studies contemporary Latin American literature, theater, and performance. Her research interests center on embodied explorations of labor in migration in contemporary Caribbean theater, performance art and literature, focusing specifically on Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and their diasporas in the United States. She is interested in the way that Caribbean theater and performance address the issue of migration by representing new ways of being together, strategies of resistance, and transformative understandings of sovereignty and citizenship. Along with being a past participant in the UW Public Humanities Exchange, where her project involved running a community theater club at a local middle school, she is part of the Kaleidoscope Graduate Student Conference organizing team and is a co-founder and collaborator in the Teatro D‚cimo Piso departmental theater group.
Carolina Balvín ArévaloEmail: email@example.com
Areas of interest: Contemporary Latin American literature, and fantastic literature.
Caitlin BeduhnEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie BelisleEmail: email@example.com
A PhD candidate in the Spanish Department, Natalie Belisle is completing her dissertation on citizenship and politics of strangeness in contemporary Caribbean literature. Her teaching and research include: postcolonial and diaspora studies, critical race theory, Africana phenomenology, new media, and translation studies. She has contributed to a special issue on Translating the Caribbean in Small Axe, with the essay “Literatura Nullius: The Untranslatability of Eduardo Lalo and the Multi-Relation of Puerto Rican Intellectuals." She is completing a forthcoming article, "From One (Trans-)Plantation to the Next: Emancipating the Undead in Pedro Cabiya’s Horror Romances,” for the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies.
Margaryta BondarenkoEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brianna ButeraEmail: email@example.com
Areas of interest: Historical and Comparative Linguistics, Romance Philology, Romance Languages and Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, Language Change and Variation.
Ricardo Calderón-TejoEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ricardo is a Ph.D. candidate in Spanish in with a minor in Portuguese. He joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison after receiving a M.A. in Spanish from the University of Marquette. His research interests include contemporary film and 19th and 20th-century peninsular literature.
Andrea (Joyce) CarrilloEmail: email@example.com
(Joyce) Andrea Carrillo was born to Colombian parents in Madrid, Spain. Her family moved to the United States when she was a child and she was raised and educated in Milwaukee, WI and grew up speaking Spanish and English. She has a BA in Spanish Language and Literature, International Affairs, Political Science and a minor in Philosophy from Marquette University. She also has a Master's Degree in Political Science from Marquette University. Before coming to UW-Madison, she was a Spanish/English interpreter and translator in Milwaukee and she is a nationally Certified Medical Interpreter. Her interests are 20th and 21st century Latin American Literature, the Spanish-language bildungsroman, Latin American Politics, and literary translation.
Denise CastilloEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise holds a B.A. in Literature from the Autonomous University of Ciudad Ju rez and an M.A. in Hispanic Literature from the University of New Mexico. Her research interests include Colonial Latin American Literature, Golden Age, and Food Studies.
Marcos ColónEmail: email@example.com
Nora Díaz ChávezEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deneille EriksonEmail: email@example.com
Francesca FerronoEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adriana Fonseca VargasEmail: email@example.com
Cristopher Font-SantiagoEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily (Emi) FrerichsEmail: email@example.com
Evelyn Galindo-DoucetteEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julio C. GarcíaEmail: email@example.com
Karen García EscorciaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen earned her BA and MA in Spanish and Literature from the University of Texas - Pan American. Her Master’s thesis entitled “Mimesis, ficción y ética: el dinero en los cuentos de Julio Ramón Ribeyro” explores three functions of Money in Ribeyro’s short stories. Her research focuses on Contemporary Latin American Literature from Mexico and the Southern Cone, especially Peru. Her areas of interest include Economic Theories, Literary Realism, Ethics and Post-colonial Theory.
Isaac García-GuerreroEmail: email@example.com
Isaac García-Guerrero is a doctoral candidate in Spanish literature of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His interests include European fin de siècle literature and visual culture in relation to the Mediterranean area.
John GiblinEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Giblin is a first-year PhD student in Spanish Literature at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2013 with a Masters in Spanish Literature and from the University of Central Florida in 2011 with dual degrees in Spanish and Political Science. He is a graduate from the Burnett Honors College; his Honors in a Major thesis was titled “Destiny, Honor, and the Seven Deadly Sins in La vida de Lázarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades”. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Following his Masters degree he taught English abroad in Córdoba Spain and in Madrid for two years. His areas of interest are the intersectionality between prose works of fiction and theater in the XVI and XVII century, XVII and XVIII century satire, the picaresque, the Spanish mystics and literary theory.
Katie GinsbachEmail: email@example.com
Katie Ginsbach is a Ph.D. candidate in Spanish with a specialization in modern Peninsular literature. Her dissertation, “The Historical Novels of Arturo Pérez-Reverte: The Revertian Revision of the Historical Novel, Spanish Literature and the Canon,” examines how the distant past is remembered and portrayed in literature, and challenges preconceived notions concerning the supposed separation between popular literature in Spain and its literary canon. Katie grew up in western Wisconsin and was a Mathematics major during her undergraduate studies. After studying abroad in León, Spain, she decided to pursue a degree in Spanish and Secondary Education. Shortly after, she devised and implemented a student educator program in León where she returned to do her student teaching. In addition to teaching and research, Katie enjoys traveling; she has organized and led student trips to Spanish-speaking countries and looks forward to doing so again in the future.
Spanish Literature and Culture
Media, Film and Television Studies
Popular Fiction and Culture
Brandon GoodaleEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael (Matthew) GriffinEmail: email@example.com
Matthew is a doctoral student in Applied Spanish Linguistics at UW-Madison. He is also working on two PhD minors in English Language & Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. His dissertation topic will be a sociophonetic study on the ceceante variety found in Southern Spain. His other research interests include acoustic and articulatory phonetics and L2 phonology acquisition. He received his MA in English, Linguistics and graduate certificates in Hispanic Studies and Community College Instruction at East Carolina University.
Dion (Paul) GrosseEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan GrosvoldEmail: email@example.com
My research interests include historical lexicography and sociolinguistics.
Jared HendricksonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ana Vanesa Hidalgo Del RosarioEmail: email@example.com
Applied Spanish Linguistics Ana completed her B.A. in Translation and Interpreting and earned an M.A. in “Teaching Spanish and its culture” at the University of Las Palmas de GC, Spain. Her master’s thesis focused on “culture and non-verbal communication in the Spanish as a foreign language classroom with Chinese students.” Following her M.A. she spent an academic year as a Fulbright Spanish TA in Upstate New York. She joined the department in Fall 2014 and her interests include bilingualism, SLA and pedagogy with a focus on heritage speakers. Other study interests include language contact and sociolinguistics.
Anna Hundt-GoldenEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelsey IhingerEmail: email@example.com
Academic Interests: Early modern Anglo-Spanish relations, history of the book, Golden Age theater, Cervantes, representation of multi-lingual communication within literary texts Courses taught at UW-Madison: Span 102, Introductory Spanish (TA); Span 203, Intermediate Spanish (TA); Span 102, Introductory Spanish (Head TA); Spanish 223: Introduction to Hispanic Cultures (TA, discussion).
Juan IsoEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jihyun (Jenny) JeongEmail: email@example.com
Marilyn JonesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen JonesEmail: email@example.com
Nicole KingEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
David KorfhagenEmail: email@example.com
Katie KornausEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I completed my Bachelor's degree in Spanish at Augustana College, where I also ran NCAA DIII Cross Country and Track. I am finishing my Masters in Spanish Linguistics in May 2016 at Wisconsin, and plan to obtain a position as a Spanish teacher at a community or junior college and coach collegiate cross country. My academic interests include history of the Spanish language, second language acquisition, Modern Peninsular literature, and Latin American literature.
Carly KragthorpeEmail: email@example.com
Areas of interest: Contemporary Latin American Theatre, Drama, and Performance Art; Gender Studies; Queer Studies; Tropic lia, and Camp/Kitsch Studies.
Emily KuderEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Kuder is studying for her Ph.D. in Spanish Applied Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She specializes in the fields of Second Language Acquisition, Didactic Prosody, and Heritage Language Phonology.
Erwin LaresEmail: email@example.com
I was born an raised in Venezuela. A job from Disney brought me to the States. At Epcot I met tons of people from all the corners of the Spanish speaking world. That inspired me to teach Spanish at a high school. I feel like I bumped into linguistics by chance, but ever since I took my first linguistics course I was hooked! I like to climb syntactic trees, from the morphological roots to the semantics branches. I also like comparative grammar. In particular, I like to tease out what pieces of grammar are allowed in one language but not in another. It's like a puzzle I want to share with my students and see if we can solve it together.
Marin LaufenbergEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marin Laufenberg is a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She studies contemporary Latin American literature and researches post dictatorship literature that deals with residual trauma and memory of violence through an affective lens. Her work focuses primarily on theatre and performance of Argentina and Chile. In her dissertation, she is working on developing the role of humor and laughter in dealing with and mitigating trauma and violence as portrayed and perceived on the stage in Argentine theatre which treats the military dictatorship, Guerra de las Malvinas (Falklands War), and Economic Crisis of 2001.
Ruth Llana FernándezEmail: email@example.com
Ruth Llana Fernández. PhD student concentrating in Latin American Contemporary Literature. She completed her BA in Hispanic Philology (2013) and her MA in Latin American Studies: Culture and Management (2014) at the University of Granada. She published several books and translated American poetry into Spanish. She writes regular contributions to film and literature magazine Shangrila. Her research interests include Peninsular Contemporary Literature, Luso-Brazilian Contemporary Literature, Religious Studies, Film Studies, Poetry, Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts.
Vicente López AbadEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Valencia (Spain) in 1983, I am a bilingual writer and Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) of Spanish literature—with a minor in Creative Writing—at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My academic interests lie in a garden of forking paths: Latin American contemporary culture (with an emphasis on the Southern Cone), comparative literature, translation studies, creative writing, poetry, short story theory and theatre studies. Among other distinctions, I am a Fulbright Alumnus and Kohler Alumnus at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. I am also a graduate of the M.Sc. in Comparative & General Literature at the University of Edinburgh and received a B.A in Journalism from the Universidad Cardenal Herrera CEU in Moncada, Spain. I usually write poetry, theatre, short stories and dabble in folk music composition under the pen-name Marcos Neroy. PEN International Magazine, The Poetic Republic, Vulture Magazine and Turia, among others, have been graceful hosts to my poems. Over the years, I have been lucky to attend workshops directed by the dramaturges Paco Zarzoso and Sanchis Sinisterra; poets Jesse Lee Kercheval and Amy Quan Barry; and prose writers Judith Mitchell and Lorrie Moore. You can find more information about me and my work at:
Nate MadduxEmail: email@example.com
Carlos Martín CabreraEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Latin American Literature (Colonial and Contemporary), The Canary Islands in literature and history, Comparative Literature, African Literature, Sociolinguistics, Language Teaching Methodology.
Micah McKayEmail: email@example.com
I am a PhD candidate and my work focuses on contemporary Latin American literature. My dissertation examines the presence of trash in narrative texts and films produced throughout Latin America from the 1950s onward. My other research and teaching interests include Translation Studies, 20th- and 21st-century narrative fiction, literary representations of urban space, and film studies.
Felipe Moraga MartínEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mariana OliveiraEmail: email@example.com
Carlos OrtizEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
BA, Spanish and Latin American Literature, Hunter College, CUNY. Areas of interest: Contemporary Latin American Literature, Latin American Theater and Performance Studies, Contemporary Cultural Studies, Ecocriticism.
Joseph PattesonEmail: email@example.com
My interests include 20th and 21st-century Latin American narrative and film; interdisciplinary perspectives on psychotropy; the illicit drug industry and cultural production; "narconovelas"; representations of violence; countercultures and drugs; social abjection; contemporary Central American narrative; rupture and continuity in Southern Cone dictatorship and neoliberalism; social preoccupation in Cervantes; the Spanish picaresque novel; the influence of Lucian in the Spanish Golden Age; the construction of femininity in fascist Spain.
Israel PechsteinEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Israel Pechstein is a PhD Student in Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2012 he completed a B.A. in Portuguese, Latin American Caribbean & Iberian Studies with a certificate in European Studies from the same institution. He also earned an M.A. in Portuguese from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. Israel regularly teaches beginning Portuguese (101-102). In addition, he serves as Assistant to the Director of the Brazil Initiative of the International Division as well as an Editorial Assistant for the academic journal Luso-Brazilian Review (2014-). Israel’s research interests include contemporary Brazilian, Portuguese, and Luso-African literature & culture, especially on themes related to gender, sexuality and postcolonial studies. He has presented papers on these topics and has a forthcoming article in the Spanish & Portuguese Review: “Passagem para o próximo sonho de Herbert Daniel e seu lugar na literatura brasileira pós-regime militar.”
Axel PresasEmail: email@example.com
Francisco (Paco) Puerto UreñaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
María Eulalia Pulla-FranceEmail: email@example.com
Caitlin QuintenzEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark RadomskiEmail: email@example.com
Areas of interest: Spanish Golden Age, Italian Renaissance, urban spaces.
Cassidy ReisEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD Candidate - Golden Age Spanish literature, the picaresque novel, ekphrasis and visual studies.
Jeremy RíosEmail: email@example.com
I was born and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a Puerto Rican background. I received a B.A. in Romance linguistics and in Russian language and culture at Sewanee: The University of the South. After graduating, I spent one year with the Fulbright grant in Andorra teaching English. Currently, I am working towards my M.A. in Spanish linguistics.
Jara Ríos RodríguezEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma RobinsonEmail: email@example.com
PhD student in the Spanish literature program with a focus on modern peninsular literature and visual culture. Special interests include modern to contemporary Science Fiction narrative, film, and television in Spain.
Verónica Rodríguez HernándezEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocío Rubio MoirónEmail: email@example.com
Areas of interest: Medieval Literature; Latin; Human Body & Comicality.
Erin RussEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin is completing the second year of her Master's in Spanish Literature here at Wisconsin. She received her B.A. with honors in Spanish from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. There she completed a senior thesis on Garc¡a Lorca's Duende and received an outstanding honors thesis award for her work. She interested in Modern Peninsular Literature and would like to continue studying Lorca and his work.
Andrea Sánchez VicenteEmail: email@example.com
Andrea is a second-year Master's student with a concentration in Spanish Linguistics. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Spanish Language and Literature and in Classical Languages and Literatures from the University of Valladolid (Spain). Her main research areas of interest include the history of the Spanish language, historical linguistics, and linguistic variation and change.
José SantiagoEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew SchmiegeEmail: email@example.com
Born in Chesaning, Michigan, I received my M.A. from Middlebury College in 2012. Here at Madison I am studying Early Modern peninsular literature with a concentration on Cervantes, and my Ph.D. minor has to do with Arab-European relations.
Alec SchumacherEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialties: Latin American Literature, Southern Cone, Chilean Poetry, Conceptual Poetry, Avant-Garde Poetics, Semiotics, Poetry Translation, Performance and Political Engagement. Current Projects: Theories of Aesthetic Participation, The Idea of Fiction in Poetry, Poetic Ventriloquism.
Tracy SkluzacekEmail: email@example.com
María G. (Marga) Solano-SolanoEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Stelter FroemmingEmail: email@example.com
Margo StutzEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica StylesEmail: email@example.com
Lucas (Luke) UrbainEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of interest: Contemporary Latin American literature and visual culture.
Jaime Vargas LunaEmail: email@example.com
(BA, Universidad de San Marcos, 2003; MA, UW-Madison, 2012) Ph.D. Candidate. Dissertation: “Performances of indigeneity in Early Bourbon Peru (1720-1750).” Minor in Latin American History. He is interested in colonial and post-colonial Andean and Southern Cone literature, history and culture (special emphasis on Peru, Bolivia and Uruguay). His research includes independent and alternative publishing, popular music, performance and narratives of social identities (especially feminisms, queer narratives and indigeneities). He co-founded the publishing houses Sarita Cartonera and [sic]; and the creative reading project Libros, Un Modelo Para Armar. Currently, he is a literary adviser for Casa de la Literatura Peruana, and works for the radio shows En Nuestro Patio and the Monday editions of A Public Affair in WORT 89.9 fm.
Yuan WangEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of interest: Portuguese and lusophone african literature, Postcolonial studies, and Travel literature.
Diego Zorita ArroyoEmail: email@example.com
Diego Zorita completed his undergraduate degree in Spanish Literature at the Complutense University of Madrid. His current research interests are in twentieth-and twenty-first-century literature and arts, with a focus on the twentieth-century Latin American novel and maximalist novels. He is also excited about maps as a tool to visualize a multiple and global reality, and has an emerging interest in the philosophy of science.