Placements and Dissertations

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2022 Placements

Nicole Fadellin
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Honors Program, Purdue University

John Giblin
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Division of Literature, Languages, and Philosphy, Kentucky State University

Marin Laufenberg
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Global Studies & Languages, Idaho State University

Marilen Loyola
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Lake Forest University

Axel Presas
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Eckerd College

Giannina Reyes
Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of International Languages & Cultures, University of Portland

Carlos Andrés Rojas
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Language, UW-River Falls

Monica Styles
Assistant Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Howard University

2021 Placements

Megan Bailon
Lecturer, Chicanx and Latinx Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

David Korfhagen
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Literature and Language, East Tennessee State University

Jared Hendrickson
Instructor of Portuguese, Department of Modern Languages & Classics, University of Alabama

Oscar Pérez
Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages and Literatures, Skidmore College

Cassidy Reis
Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona

2020 Placements

Christina Baker
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Temple University

Jason Doroga
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Language & Literature, Ouachita Baptist University

Isaac García Guerrero
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Virginia Military Institute

2015-2019 Placements

Spanish – 2019

Priya Ananth
Instructor of Spanish in Medieval and Golden Age Literatures, Transylvania University (Lexington, KY)

Abel Arango
Visiting Assistant Professor, Marquette University

Anna Hundt-Golden
Researcher at Research Triangle Institute International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Rocío Rubio Moirón
Assistant Professor, Department of English and Modern Languages, Missouri Western State University

Andrew Schmiege
Assistant Professor, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Spanish – 2018

Margaryta Bordarenko
McGraw Hill Education, Product Developer

Brianna Butera
Assistant Professor, University of Memphis

Micah McKay
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages & Classics, University of Alabama

Spanish – 2017

Daniel Ares
Assistant Professor, San Diego State University

Natalie Belisle
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Katie Ginsbach
Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, St. Norbert College

David Korfhagen
Lecturer of Spanish, University of Virginia

Emily Kuder
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, Connecticut College

Joseph Patteson
Assistant Professor, Augustana University

Alec David Schumacher
Assistant Professor, Gonzaga University

Spanish – 2016

Marisa J. Carpenter
Instructor of Spanish, Henry Ford College

Lilia Adriana Pérez Limón
Assistant Professor, Lehigh University

Laissa Rodríguez-Moreno
Assistant Professor, Coe College

Spanish – 2015

Christina Baker
Assistant Professor, Temple University
(previously Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Dayton [Dayton, OH])

Jonah D. Conner
Testing Coordinator, Madison Area Technical College

Desiree Díaz-Díaz
Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College

Jason P. Doroga
Assistant Professor, Centre College

Sean Gullickson
Assistant Specialist – Spanish, University of Kansas

Anne Hoffmann-González
Lecturer, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Katherine Oswald
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame

Joshua Pope
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Doane University

Giannina Reyes
Assistant Professor, University of Portland

2010-2014 Placements

Spanish – 2014

Stacy Bryant
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Truman State University

Michael Gordon
Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of North Carolina–Wilmington

Catherine Infante
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Amherst College

Marilén Loyola
Assistant Professor, Rockford College

Oscar Pérez
Assistant Professor, Skidmore College

Spanish – 2013

Kathleen Connolly
Associate Professor, Western Oregon University

Rachel Klevar
Visiting Assistant Professor, Instructional Track Lecturer, University of Iowa

Spanish – 2012

Djurdja Trajkovic
Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Spanish – 2011

Darren Haney
Director of Bilingual Education and ESL, Murphysboro High School

Jessica Rible Boll
Associate Professor of Spanish, Carroll University

Bretton White
Assistant Professor, Colby College

Spanish – 2010

Patricia Giménez-Eguíbar
Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Western Oregon University

Candace Scott
Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Director of the Modern Languages Department, Carnegie Mellon University

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2022 Dissertations

Spanish

Carolina Balvín Arévalo
Apetitos, legados y transgresiones en cinco narrativas vampíricas, 1993-2016
Director: Marcelo Pellegrini

John Giblin
Baroque Genres: Theorizing the Early Modern Spanish Picaresque through Miguel de Cervantes
Director: Steven Hutchinson

Erwin Lares
Same difference: a look into the systematic differences that exist between the two realization of VO idioms
Director: Grant Armstrong

Vicente Lopez Abad
La familia como representación cultural de la postcrisis en Argentina y España (2000-2017)
Director: Ksenija Bilbija

Carlos Rojas
Computerized Pronunciation Training of Spanish Rhotics
Director: Rajiv Rao

2021 Dissertations

Spanish

Megan Bailon
Precarious Aesthetics and Performances of Labor in Migration in the Neoliberal Caribbean
Director: Paola Hernández

Karen García Escorcia
El legado de la represión política: el motivo de la deuda en la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea
Director: Ksenija Bilbija

Ryan Grosvold
The Role of Social and Linguistic Factors in the Preservation of Arabic-Based Lexicon in Modern Spanish
Director: Fernando Tejedo

Cassidy Reis
Themes of Visuality, Visual Language, and Ekphrasis in the Early Modern Spanish Picaresque
Director: Mercedes Alcalá Galán

Andrea Sánchez Vicente
El contacto lingüístico hispano-neerlandés a través de un corpus de cartas comerciales de la segunda mitad del siglo XVII. Transcripción paleográfica, edición crítica y estudio lingüístico
Director: Fernando Tejedo

Portuguese

Jared Hendrickson
Nascent angolanidade in the Angolan short story: reevaluating Arnaldo Santos and early Luandino Vieira
Director: Ellen W. Sapega

2020 Dissertations

Spanish

Nicole Fadellin
Empty Promises: Infrastructure and Colonialism in Contemporary Caribbean Literature
Director: Guillermina De Ferrari

Brenda Stelter Froemming
The Intonation Patterns of Broad Focus Declaratives in the Spontaneous Speech of Cuenca,   Ecuador: A Sp_ToBI and Sociolinguistic Analysis
Director: Rajiv Rao

Portuguese

Yuan Wang
Space and Time as Context and Device: Dialogue and Contention in Early Luso-Chinese Interactions
Director: Luís Madureira

2015-2019 Dissertations

Spanish – 2019

Giosue Alagna
Fuera del cuadro: Marcos emblemáticos de memoria y el desafío de la reconciliación en el Perú
Director: Rubén Medina

Priya Ananth
A Model for Kingship: Alexander the Great in Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature
Director: Pablo Ancos

Abel Arango
Homelessness, Subjectivity, and Nation State in U.S. Central American Narratives
Director: Rubén Medina

Isaac García-Guerrero
Meridionales degenerados: Los discursos orientalistas antiandaluces en el período de entreguerras coloniales africanas (1859–1927)
Director: Juan Egea

Evelyn Galindo
The Trauma of “Peace”: Remembering Icon, Image and Narrative in El Salvador, 2009-2019
Director: Paola Hernández

Anna Hundt-Golden
Violence, Cultural Production, and Resilience: Community Organizing and Cultural  Activism in Ciudad Juárez, México
Director: Rubén Medina

Kelsey Ihinger
Historiopoiesis in early modern Spain : remembering Anglo-Spanish encounters
Director: Steven Hutchinson

Caitlin Quintenz
Documenting Barcelona: a Visual History of Modernization and Social Rights (1963-2014)
Director: Juan Egea

Andrew Schmiege
Early Modern Islamo-Christian Dialogue: An Analysis of the Mediterranean Polemical Repertoire
Director: Steven Hutchinson

Portuguese 2019

Marcos Colón
Amazônia de Euclides da Cunha e Mário de Andrade: perspectivas ecológicas “Beyond Fordlândia”
Directors: Ellen W. Sapega and Kathryn Sanchez

Spanish – 2018

Kallie Abreu-González
Tales of the Native: Racial Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Antillean Indianismo
Director: Victor Goldgel-Carballo

Margaryta Bordarenko
Acquisition of Spanish by heritage speakers of Ukrainian and Polish: A phonetic and phonological Director: Rajiv Rao

Brianna Butera
A lenition continuum: Acoustic variability of Spanish stop consonants
Director: Rajiv Rao

Deneille Erikson
Fragile Empathy and The Ethics of Representation: New Perspectives on Violence in Contemporary Spanish Cinema
Director: Katarzyna Beilin

Katie Ginsbach
The Historical Novels of Arturo Pérez-Reverte: Echoes of the Past and Voices from the Library
Director: Juan Egea

Micah McKay
Stories from the Dump: Contemporary Latin American Trash Narratives
Director: Glen Close

Francisco Puerto Ureńa
Voces enterradas: discursos alternativos de la cultura española en el tardofranquismo y la Transición
Director: Juan Egea

Rocío Rubio Moirón
Cuerpo y comicidad en la literatura peninsular del siglo XIII
Director: Pablo Ancos

Portuguese 2018

Jara Ríos Rodríguez
Undoing the Human: The Rituals of Nearing the Animals in Clarice Lispector and Mia Couto
Director: Luís Madureira

Spanish – 2017

Daniel Ares
Culturing the Wilderness. Nature, Culture and Iberian Wildlife in 20th century Spanish Literature, Anthropology and Documentary film (1940-1982)
Director: Katarzyna Beilin

Natalie Belisle
Strangers at Home: Opaque Citizenships in Contemporary Caribbean Literature
Director: Guillermina De Ferrari

David KorfhagenSocial and cognitive factors in semantic change: Case studies in the development of the Spanish lexicon
Director: Fernando Tejedo

Emily Kuder
En voz alta: Prosodic Features of ‘Teacher Talk’ in the Spanish Second Language Classroom
Co-Directors: Rajiv Rao, Catherine Stafford

Joseph Patteson
A Dialectics of Intoxication: Addiction, Violence, and Vision in Latin American Cultural Production
Director: Rubén Medina

Alec David Schumacher
Politics, Space, and Participation in the Work of Juan Luis Martínez and the Neo-avant-garde
Director: Marcelo Pellegrini

Spanish – 2016

Marisa J. Carpenter
Universal Cognitive Processes of Semantic Change: The Case of WAKE in the History of the Spanish language
Director: Fernando Tejedo

Lilia Adriana Pérez Limón
Precarious Attachments to Modernity: Interrogating the Mexican Body Politic Through Performative Practices
Director: Paola Hernández

Laissa Rodríguez-Moreno
Metáforas del Fratricidio en Escena: Autoritarismo y violencia interna a finales del siglo XX
Director: Paola Hernández

Spanish – 2015

Christina Baker
Queering Mexicanidad in Cabaret and Film: Redefining Boundaries of Belonging
Director: Paola Hernández

Jonah D. Conner
Productive Neoclassical Prefixes in Spanish
Director: Fernando Tejedo

Desiree Díaz-Díaz
Ciudadanías liminales : vida cotidiana y espacio urbano en la Cuba post-soviética
Director: Guillermina de Ferrari

Jason P. Doroga
The Reanalysis of the Spanish Truncated Participle
Director: Fernando Tejedo

Sean Gullickson
The Inner and Imagined Demons of Jerónimo de Pasamonte: Witchcraft, Psychology and Early Modern Autobiography
Director: Steven Hutchinson

Anne Hoffmann-González
Language Use or Non-use in Study Abroad as an Indicator of Community Membership
Director: Diana Frantzen

Katherine Oswald
The Formation and Transmission of the Legend of Bernardo del Carpio
Director: Pablo Ancos

Joshua Pope
Explanatory factors of the adoption of dialectal features during study abroad
Director: Diana Frantzen

Giannina Reyes
Deshechos: masculinidades y espacios alternos en la literatura Mexicana del nuevo milenio
Director: Rubén Medina

2010-2014 Dissertations

Spanish – 2014

Stacy Bryant
An Integrated Approach to Gallicisms in Thirteenth-Century Ibero-Romance
Director: Fernando Tejedo

Michael Gordon
The Representation of Real-Life and Fictional Jews in 16th– and 17th-Century Spanish cautivo Literature
Director: Steven Hutchinson

Catherine Infante
Images at the Crossroads: Representing Christian-Muslim Encounters in Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean
Director: Steven Hutchinson

Marilén Loyola
Seeing Memories: Blindness, Truth and Accountability in the Theater of Juan Mayorga
Director: Katarzyna Beilin

Oscar Pérez
Enfermedad y autoritarismo: Biopolítica en la narrativa de los siglos XX y XXI en México, España, Cuba
Director: Rubén Medina

Spanish – 2013

Kathleen Connolly
Skin Deep: Race, Desire, and Contemporary African Immigration in Spain
Director: Katarzyna Beilin

Rachel Klevar
Of House and Home : The Role of the Domestic Sphere in Picaresque and Quasi-picaresque Spanish Literature
Director: David Hildner

Spanish – 2012

Djurdja Trajkovic
Made in Buenos Aires: Literary Production in Post-2001 Crisis in Argentina
Director: Ksenija Bilbija

Spanish – 2011

Darren Haney
Doublet Production in the Development of Medieval and Modern Spanish: New Approaches to Phonolexical Duplication
Director: Fernando Tejedo

Jessica Rible Boll

A Tale of a City: The Image of Istanbul in La gran sultana, Viaje de Turquía, and Cautiverio y trabajos de Diego Galán
Director: Steven Hutchinson

Bretton White
Instigating intimacies : asserting queerness in contemporary Cuban performance
Director: Guillermina De Ferrari

Spanish – 2010

Patricia Giménez-Eguíbar
Arabismos en el campo semántico de los oficios: de la competición a la pérdida léxica
Co-Directors*: Donald Tuten (Emory University) & Diana Frantzen
*originally directed by Ray Harris-Northall, until his passing in 2009

Candace Scott
Dualism Aside: A Corporeal Analysis of Selected Works by Juan José Millás
Director: Katarzyna Beilin

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Selected Publications by Former Graduate Students