Faculty and staff


Cynthia Carosella

Instructor of Spanish

Phone:

269.337.7052

Email:

Cynthia.Carosella@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 203-D


Katie MacLean

Associate Professor of Spanish

Phone:

269.337.7118

Email:

Katie.MacLean@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 203-E

Teaching

Introductory and intermediate Spanish Language, Introduction to Hispanic Literatures, Peninsular Spanish Film, Peninsular Spanish Literature

Research

Women in Early Modern Spain, Spanish Mysticism, Spanish Imperialism


Ivett López Malagamba

López Malagamba

Assistant Professor of Spanish

B.A., Peninsular and Latin American Literatures & Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D., Hispanic Language and Literatures with a Designated Emphasis in Film and Media Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Phone:

269.337.7049

Email:

Ivett.LopezMalagamba@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 203-C

Teaching

SPAN 492: Contemporary Women Writers in Latin America

SPAN 455: Latin American Documentary Film

SPAN 445: Visual Practices in Latin America

SPAN 301: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures

SPAN 200: Spanish in the Dominican Republic (Fall 2019)

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 101: Beginning Spanish I

Research

20th- & 21st-Century Latin American literature and visual culture

War and armed conflict

Dictatorship and the politics of memory in the Southern Cone

Film and photography

Publications:

“Mapping Invisibility: Subverting Continental Desire in Contemporary Malvinas War Fiction” Hispanic Research Journal. 20.2 (2019) 171-185.


Diomedes S. Rábago

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

B.A., Modern Languages, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico

M.A., Spanish, Western Michigan University

Ph.D., Hispanic Cultural Studies, Michigan State University

Phone:

269.337.7116

Email:

Diomedes.Rabago@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 203-H

Teaching

Spanish 485: Literary Revolutions from the Avant-garde to the Post-Boom

Spanish 480: Spanish-America Literature II

Spanish 435: Advanced Literary Studies

Spanish 401: Spanish-Speaking World on Film

Spanish 301: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures

Spanish 206: Business Spanish

Spanish 203: Advanced Composition and Conversation

Spanish 202: Conversation and Composition

Spanish 201: Intermediate Spanish

Spanish 102: Basic Spanish II

Research

Diomedes S. Rábago specializes in Twentieth-century Mexican literature and film, particularly the Post-Revolution period.  His current research studies the reproduction of social distinction and its representations in literature, film, and social media. In exploring the cultural, social and ideological ramifications of the transition experienced by the elites, Rábago is seeking to shed light on how Mexican writers and, even more importantly, Mexican readers, helped to reconstruct the gente bien identity.


María José Romero-Eshuis

Instructor of Spanish

Phone:

269.337.7324

Email:

Maria.Romero-Eshuis@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 203-B


Enid Valle

Professor of Spanish

Department Chair

BA, Comparative Literature, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (Puerto Rico)

MA, Comparative Literature, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

PhD, Romance Languages (Spanish), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Phone:

269.337.7121

Email:

Enid.Valle@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 203-G

Teaching

Beginning and Intermediate Spanish

Spanish-American Literature 1400-1990

Caribbean literature from the Spanish-speaking nations

Women in the arts

Poetry of Pablo Neruda

The works of Rosario Castellanos

Research


Eighteenth Century narrative from the Southern Cone

Nineteenth Century Chilean history and literature

Book illustrations in the Eighteenth Century

Film and Literature


Mikela Zhezha-Thaumanavar

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Email:

Mikela.Zhezha-Thaumanavar@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 212-G


Magnolia Little

Magnolia Little

Office Coordinator for Modern Languages

Phone:

269.337.7136

Email:

Magnolia.Little@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 203