Spanish Faculty

Program chair: Sally Farrington-Clute  |  Contact info


Sally Farrington-Clute, Professor of Spanish, teaches a range of language and conversation courses on campus and in Mexico. She also teaches courses such as Latin American Poetry, Modern Hispanic Theatre, and Twentieth Century Peninsular Novel and Poetry. Her academic interests include global feminism and women writers, especially poets, of Latin America and Spain. Ph.D. and M.A., Harvard University; B.A., Simmons College

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Carol Lacy-Salazar, Professor of Spanish, teaches a range of language and conversation courses on campus and in Bolivia. She also teaches courses such as Golden Age: Don Quixote, Golden Age: Romancero and the Comedia, and Latin American Short Story and Novel. Her academic interests include the Spanish Golden Age, Spanish women writers, and magical realism in the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Ph.D and M.A., University of Arizona; B.A. in religion, Duke University

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Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour, Associate Professor of Spanish, teaches a range of language and conversation courses including Peninsular Culture and Civilization in Spain. She also teaches courses such as Latinos in the U.S., Latin American Culture and Civilization, and an intermediate language class focused on immigration issues. Ph. D. and M.A., University of Iowa

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Alyssa R. Selmer, Adjunct Lecturer of Spanish, teaches introductory courses that provide students with the linguistic foundations to continue in their studies of Spanish literatures and cultures. She is currently writing her doctoral dissertation on the works of María de Zayas, a 17th-century Spanish noblewoman and novelist. Her interests include Golden Age literature, the 20th-century Mexican novel, issues of immigration, and the Chicano/Latino voices in the United States. M.A. and A.B.D., University of Minnesota.

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Corey Rubin, Lecturer of Spanish, teaches courses in the introductory and intermediate sequence: Beginning Spanish I, II, III and Topics and Encounters in Hispanic Cultures. His academic interests include the Generation X narratives of post-Franco Spain and Latin America, the Spanish conquest, and nineteenth and twentieth century Latin American literature of the Fantastic. Ph.D. and M.A. in Spanish, University of Iowa; M.S. in information systems management, Loyola University Chicago; B.A., Cornell College

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