Professor Raúl Bueno has been appointed Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese through June 2015. We greatly appreciates all of the hard work our current Chair, José del Pino, has done for the Department and our students, and we welcome Professor Bueno in his new role as Chair effective July 1st. Congratulations Raúl!
Sara Muñoz, a Ph.D candidate from Princeton University, specializes in XIX century Spanish literature. Her dissertation entitled Andando se hace el camino. Calle y prácticas formativas de sujetos marginales en la novela española moderna, examines a number of novels in which the street as a social construction plays a fundamental role in the structuring of the narrative action and in the configuration of the characters' subjectivities. Sara's research interests also include the literature of the XVIII century, the masses and city in literature; representations of 'el pueblo' in modern Spanish literature; urban studies; among others. Sara has several years of experience teaching Spanish language courses at Princeton University and Arizona State University. She has published several articles, and has more forthcoming or under consideration. Sara is the recipient of several research grant awards.
Analola Santana is an Assistant Professor at California State University Fresno. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California Irvine in 2008; her research interests include 20th & 21st century Latin American theatre and performance; cultural, gender and sexuality studies; mass and popular culture, and literary theory. Analola's first book, entitled Teatro y Cultura de Masas: Encuentros y Debates (México: Editorial Escenología 2010) examines the relationship between mass culture and theatrical production and performance in Latin America, with an emphasis on Mexico. Analola has several years of experience teaching Spanish language, literature and theatre courses at U.C. Irvine and the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has written numerous articles and book reviews, has worked as a dramaturge, Assistant Director and translator on several theatrical performances, and has participated in several conference panels including the American Society for Theatre Research and the Latin American Studies Association, among others. Analola is also the recipient of several fellowships, grants, and teaching awards.
Last Updated: 10/2/13