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Recent Dissertations

2015

Abby Bajuniemi
“The Longitudinal Development of Oral Linguistic Complexity and Accuracy of Spanish Learner Language in Second-Year University Students”
Advisor: Carol Klee

Daniela Goldfine
“Stories of Memory/Memory in Stories: Remembrance and Identity in Contemporary Jewish Argentine Cultural Production”
Advisors: Ana Forcinito and Amy Kaminsky

Luz Hernandez 
“Después del arresto: Una aproximación interdisciplinaria a la criminalización de las madres inmigrantes”
Advisor: Francisco Ocampo

Molly Tun
“El Quipu: Escritura Andina en las Redes informacticas Incaicas y Coloniales”
Advisor: Luis Ramos Garcia

2014

Megan Corbin
“Haunted Objects: Spectral Testimony in the Southern Cone Post-Dictatorship”
Advisor: Ana Forcinito

Meghan Peace
“'That was the goal, for her to understand': Spanish anaphora in L2 speech”
Advisors: Francisco Ocampo and Elaine Tarone

Susana Perez Castillejo
“La entonacion del español de Galicia desde una perspectiva sociofonetica”
Advisor: Timothy Face

Phillip Thornberry
“The L2 Acquisition of Buenos Aires Spanish Intonation During a Study Abroad Semester”
Advisor: Timothy Face

2013

Daniel Arbino
“Orphans of the Other America: Contesting Community in Twentieth- Century Caribbean Literatures”
Advisors: Jaime Hanneken and Joanna O’Connell

Michael Arnold
“Saudade, Duende, and Feedback: The Hybrid Voices of Twenty-First- Century Neoflamenco and Neofado”
Advisors: Ofelia Ferran, Ana Paula Ferreira and Fernando Arenas

Nicholas Parmley
“Imagining the Mediterranean: Disruption and Connectivity in Medieval Iberian Tales of the Sea”
Advisor: Michelle Hamilton

John Timble
“Acquiring Variable L2 Spanish Intonation in a Study Abroad Context”
Advisor: Carol Klee

Megan Strom
“Spanish-language print media in the United States: A critical social semiotic exploration of ideological representations”
Advisor: Carol Klee

Angela George
“The Development of Castilian Dialectal Features During a Semester Abroad in Toledo, Spain”
Advisors: Timothy Face and Carol Klee

2012

Maru Dominguez
“Feedback Cheerleader, Mean-Spirited Feedback Estudio critico discursivo de ideologias sobre el feedback escrito en un departamento universitario de espa?ol en Estados Unidos”
Advisor: Francisco Ocampo

Barbara Pierre-Louis
“Re-configuring Paternal Legacies Through Ritualistic Art: Daughters and Fathers in Contemporary Fiction by Women of African Descent”
Advisor: Fernando Arenas

Eleusio Filipe
“'Where are the Mozambican Musicians?': Music, Marrabenta, and National Identity in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique, 1950s-1975”
Advisors: Fernando Arenas and Heidi Gengenbach

2011

Carlos Baez
“Retorno a la novela indigenista del cardenismo: Derechos humanos, antropologia y literatura como instrumentos del Estado”
Advisor: Hernan Vidal

Carlos Vargas-Salgado
“Teatro Peruano en el Periodo de Conflicto Armado Interno (1980-2000): Estetica Teatral, Derechos Humanos Y Expectativas de Descolonizacion”
Advisor: Nicholas Spadaccini

Alexis Howe
“Rethinking Disappearance in Chilean Post-Coup Narratives”
Advisor: Ana Forcinito

Joseph Towle
“Sustainable Revolution: The Zapatista Quest for Autonomy”
Advisor: Luis Ramos Garcia

Naomi Wood
“Ciphering Nations: Performing Identity in Brazil and the Caribbean”
Advisors: Jaime Hanneken and Amy Kaminsky

Katherine Ostrom
“Literatura Policial: Gender, Genre, and Appropriation in Argentine and Brazilian Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction”
Advisors: Fernando Arenas and Amy Kaminsky

Michael Stannard
“Degeneration Theory in Naturalist Novels of Benito Perez Galdos”
Advisor: Ofelia Ferran

Adriana Gordillo
“Memoria, migracion y poetica en las obras fantasmales de Carlos Fuentes”
Advisor: Nicholas Spadaccini