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Faculty

Stacey Parker Aronson

  • Associate Professor
  • Spanish Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Kansas
  • B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University

Stacey Aronson

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expertise

  • Spanish Language
  • Brazilian Portuguese Language
  • 16-17th Century Peninsular Spanish Literature, Particularly by Women Authors
  • Literary Representations of Sexual Violence
  • Muslim and Jewish Literature of Spain



Vicente Cabrera Funes

  • Professor, (On leave for Spring 2014)
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts
  • B.A., Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito
  • Morris Faculty Distinguished Research Award
    Author of five books of Literary Studies.
    Author of five novels.

Vicente Cabrera

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expertise

  • Spanish Language
  • Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Novel
  • Contemporary Hispanic Cinema



Donna Chollett

  • Associate Professor
    LAAS Coordinator
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Iowa State University
  • B.S., Iowa State University

Donna Chollett

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expertise

  • Political Economy of Agrarian Systems, Anthropology of Food
  • Rural Communities and Sociocultural Change in Latin America
  • Social Movements, Social Justice, Human Rights



Tom Genova

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz
  • M.A., UC Santa Cruz
  • D.E.A., Universidad de Salamanca
  • B.A., Georgetown University

Thomas Genova

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expertise

  • 19th and 20th-century Spanish American literature
  • Hemispheric studies
  • The historical novel
  • Race in the Americas
  • Afro-latinidades



Arne Kildegaard

  • Professor, Center for Small Towns Director
  • Ph.D., University of Texas
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Arne Kildegaard

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expertise

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Economics of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Economic Development



Benjamin Narvaez

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Grinnell College

Benjamin Narvaez

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expertise

  • Latin American History
  • U.S.-Latin American Relations
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Labor History
  • Immigration History

Interdisciplinary Contributions

  • Latin American Area Studies
  • American Indian Studies



Windy González Roberts

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.Ed., Concordia College
  • B.S., Lesley University
  • UMM César Chávez Award
  • Faculty-Staff Community Service Award

Windy Roberts

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expertise

  • Spanish language
  • Methods of Teaching Foreign Language
  • Instructional Technologies in Language Instruction and Methodology
  • Latino community issues



James Wojtaszek

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • M.A., Kent State University
  • B.A., Kent State University

James Wojtaszek

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expertise

  • Spanish Language
  • 19th and Early 20th Century Spanish Peninsular Literature
  • Role of Modernity in Spain’s “Generation of 1898”
  • Anarchism
  • Marxism and Utopianism in 19th Century Spain
  • Spanish Romanticism
  • The Practice and Theory of Translation