Saint Louis University

Spanish Faculty

Olga Arbeláez
Olga Arbeláez
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Special Areas of Interest

  • Contemporary Latin-American Narrative and Theater
  • Latin-American Women Writers
  • Afro-Hispanic Literature

Latin American Studies Program



Sarah Bauer
Sarah Bauer
MED Education, University of Missouri-Columbia
MA Spanish, University of Missouri-Columbia



Elsy Cardona
Elsy Cardona
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Special Areas of Interest:

  • Peninsular Poetry 1950-present.
  • Contemporary Latin-American Poetry.
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Graphic Novels and Humor Studies

Selected Publications

Christina García
Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics,
The Ohio State University

Special areas of interest:

  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Acquisition of L2 Pronunciation
  • Andean Spanish
  • Spanish as a Heritage Language

Morrissey 1513

Curriculum Vitae 

Julia R. Lieberman
Julia R. Lieberman
Ph.D., Yale University 

Special Areas of Interest:

  • Peninsular Medieval and Golden Age Literature
  • Sephardic Studies: The Jews of Portugal and Spain after the Expulsion



Óscar R. López
Óscar R. López

PhD, University of Cincinnati

Special Areas of Interest:

  • 19th and 20th Century Latin-American Narrative

Special Course Offerings:

  • Latin American Novel after 1970
  • Latin American Literature and Testimony
  • Latin American Cultural Stereotypes

curriculum vitae


German Lorenzo-Ayala
Germán Lorenzo-Ayala

BA Spanish Philology, University of Salamanca
MA Spanish, Saint Louis University




Ana M. Montero
Ana M. Montero
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Special Areas of Interest:

  • Peninsular Medieval Literature
  • Spanish Short Narrative

curriculum vitae



Kelly G Lovejoy Ph.D.,
Rutgers University

Special areas of interest:

  • Second language acquisition
  • Interlanguage pragmatics
  • Pragmatic variation
  • L2/FL pedagogy

Morrissey Hall 1508


Nil Santiáñez
Nil Santiáñez
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Special Areas of Interest:

  • War Writing
  • Global Studies
  • Fascism
  • Cultural Geography
  • Literary Theory
  • Realism and Modernism

Curriculum Vitae


Karen Secrist

Karen A. Secrist

Ph.D., Duke University

Special Areas of Interest:

  • Latino/a cultural studies and literature
  • Latino/a performance studies
  • Latino/a gender and sexuality
  • Urban Latinidad


Amy Wright
Amy E. Wright
Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, Brown University

Special Areas of Interest:

  • Latin American Literature and Culture:
    Late Colonial - 19th Century
  • Transatlantic Studies
  • Print and Popular Culture
  • Theory of the Novel

curriculum vitae


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