Job Placements & Dissertations

Our graduate program has the highest tenure-track placement rate within the College of Liberal Arts. Additionally, our graduates have had successful careers in publishing, human rights, K-12 education, and college administration. Learn more below. 


Collin Diver
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
"The Dark Side of Community: Contemporary Perspectives of Spain's Conservative Right"
Advisors: William Viestenz & Ofelia Ferrán

Guillermo Fajardo Sótelo
Writer & Journalist
"Violencia, literatura, y el Estado en la narrativa mexicana de los siglos XX y XXI. "
Advisor: Ana Forcinito

Emma Jasnoch
Visiting Assistant Professor, Gustavus Adolphus College
"Vocalities of Violence: Acousmatic Sound and Trauma in Latin American Cinema"
Advisor: Ana Forcinito

Carolina Añon Suárez
Assistant Professor, Fairfield University
"Cuentan las pibas: reconfiguraciones contemporáneas de la memoria en la generación posdictadura en Argentina"
Advisor: Ana Forcinito

Natalia Defiel
Teacher, Modern Languages, DeLaSalle High School
"Humor y dictadura. Espacios de expresión y opresión creados por el humor en relación con la dictadura militar argentina (1976-1983)"
Advisor: Ana Forcinito

Timothy Frye
Teacher, World Languages, Benilde St. Margaret
"Megaprojects and Literature in Chile, Panama, and Brazil"
Advisor: Sophia Beal & Jaime Hanneken

Robert Hultgren
Teacher, Forest Lake High School
"Embracing the Text: Stories of Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Spain"
Advisor: Michelle Hamilton

Lauren Truman
Assistant Teaching Professor, Brigham Young University
"Language Use Patterns in a Spanish Immersion Algebra Class: Opportunities, Uptake, and Individual Learner Variables"
Advisor: Carol Klee

Mario Cossio Olavide, PhD
Post Doc, Universidad de Alcalá
"El que toma candela del fuego ajeno. Don Juan Manuel y la refundación castellana del mundo cortesano en el siglo XIV"
Advisor: Michelle Hamilton

Mónica de la Fuente Iglesias, PhD
Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Texas at Arlington
"Contacto de lenguas e identidad regional: la variación vocálica en el castellano de Galicia"
Advisor: Carol Klee

Ana Cláudia dos Santos São Bernardo, PhD
Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tulane University
"From the Dumpster to the Bookshelf: Black Brazilian Women’s Literature and the Quest for Mobility from 1960s to the Present"
Advisor: Ana Paula Ferreira

Marit Hanson, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Olaf College
"Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Cyborg: Feminist Posthumanism and Biopower Interventions in Peninsular Women’s Science Fiction"
Advisor: Ofelia Ferrán & William Viestenz

Carol Ready, PhD
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
"Moroccan Immigrants in Granada, Spain: Negotiating language, culture, and identity"
Advisor: Carol Klee

Sandra Rellier, PhD
Youth Programs Coordinator, Alliance Française
"Recovering Returnee Memories: a Comparative Approach to Representations of Pieds-noirs and Retornados’ Experiences"
Advisor: Ana Paula Ferreira

Russell Simonsen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Miami University
"The Interaction between Word Order and Verb Type in L2 Spanish and L1 English Sentence Processing"
Advisor: Mandy Menke

Tripp Strawbridge, PhD
 Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University
"The Social Networks: Characterizing L2 Spanish Proficiency Development in Study Abroad Through Social Network Analysis"
Advisor: Mandy Menke

Ángela Castro, PhD
Assistant Professor, Colorado College
"Estudio Palimpséstico del Cuerpo Feminino Afrocaribeño"
Advisor: Jaime Hanneken

Amy Hill Cosimini, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Languages - Spanish, St. Olaf College
"The Media of Memories: Argentine and Brazilian Transitional Justice as Seen on TV"
Advisor: Sophia Beal & Ana Forcinito

Eva Palma Zuñiga, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Carleton College
"Literatura, memoria y medioambiente en Chile. Una experiencia ecocrítica."
Advisor: Ana Forcinito

Nico Ramos Flores, PhD
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Colby College
"The Kaleidoscopic Unsaid: Voice, Memory, and Body of the Afro-Americas"
Advisor: Ana Paula Ferriera & Ana Forcinito
see: Working Across Disciplinary Fields

Marcelo Fuentes, PhD
Upper School Spanish Teacher, the Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, New York
“An Empire of Two Religions: Muslims as Allies, Enemies, and Subjects in the Literature of the Iberian Christian Kingdoms”
Advisor: Michelle Hamilton

Veronica Menaldi, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
“Out of Love: Magic and Control of (an)Other in Premodern Iberia”
Advisor: Michelle Hamilton
see: Magic, Miracles, and Medicine in Medieval Spain

Ana Cecilia Iraheta
Assistant Professor, Providence College
"Interdental /s/ in Salvadoran Spanish: Finding Linguistic Patterns and Social Meaning."
Advisor: Carol Klee

Christina Mirisis
Assistant Professor, St. Norbert College
“L2 Acquisition of Spanish Allophonic and Italian Phonemic Contrasts”
Advisor: Timothy Face

Ana Anderson
Director of Spanish Writing Center, Franklin & Marshall College
“Receding or Resurgent? On the use of cantase (and cantara) in Galician Spanish”
Advisors: Carol Klee and Francisco Ocampo 

Erma Nezirevic
Senior Lecturer, University of Minnesota
“Spain Interrupted: Examining Spanish Representations of Mass Violence in the former Yugoslavia”
Advisors: William Viestenz and Ofelia Ferran

Scott Ehrenburg
Pasco (WA) School District
"Living and Dying for the Plural Transformations of Queer Iberian Cinema"
Advisors: William Viestenz and Ofelia Ferran  

Abby Bajuniemi, PhD
UX and design researcher and strategist, Gomoll Research + Design
“The Longitudinal Development of Oral Linguistic Complexity and Accuracy of Spanish Learner Language in Second-Year University Students”
Advisor: Carol Klee

Daniela Goldfine
Assistant Professor; University of Wisconsin-River Falls
“Stories of Memory/Memory in Stories: Remembrance and Identity in Contemporary Jewish Argentine Cultural Production”
Advisors: Ana Forcinito and Amy Kaminsky

Satty Flaherty-Echeverria
Assistant Professer; Centre College
"Black Intellectual Thought on the Margins: Race, Citizenship, and Knowledge in Brazil, Cuba and Portugal"
Advisors: Sophia Beal and Jaime Hanneken

Luz Hernandez
Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
“Después del arresto: Una aproximación interdisciplinaria a la criminalización de las madres inmigrantes”
Advisor: Francisco Ocampo

Carla Manzoni
Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Olaf College
“Counter-Narratives in the Void: Memory in los rubios, its aesthetic heritage and its reverberations”
Advisors: Ana Forcinito and Amy Kaminsky

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

Brandon Rogers
Assistant Professor; Ball State University
“When Theory and Reality Collide: Exploring Chilean Spanish Intonational Plateaus”

Megan Corbin
Associate Professor; West Chester University
“Haunted Objects: Spectral Testimony in the Southern Cone Post-Dictatorship”
Advisor: Ana Forcinito

Carla Manzoni
Director of Leadership Development at LatinoLEAD and Board member of Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research
Advisor: Ana Forcinito

Meghann Peace
Associate Professor; St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
“'That was the goal, for her to understand': Spanish anaphora in L2 speech”
Advisors: Francisco Ocampo and Elaine Tarone

Susana Perez Castillejo
Assistant Professor; University of St. Thomas
“La entonacion del español de Galicia desde una perspectiva sociofonetica”
Advisor: Timothy Face

Philip Thornberry
The Seven Hills School; Cincinnati, OH
“The L2 Acquisition of Buenos Aires Spanish Intonation During a Study Abroad Semester”
Advisor: Timothy Face

Daniel Arbino
Librarian for U.S. Latina/o Studies, University of Texas at Austin
“Orphans of the Other America: Contesting Community in Twentieth- Century Caribbean Literatures”
Advisors: Jaime Hanneken and Joanna O’Connell

Michael Arnold
Senior Lecturer, University of Minnesota
“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
Assistant Professor; Whitman College
“Imagining the Mediterranean: Disruption and Connectivity in Medieval Iberian Tales of the Sea”
Advisor: Michelle Hamilton

John Timble
Assistant Professor, Weber State University
“Acquiring Variable L2 Spanish Intonation in a Study Abroad Context”
Advisor: Carol Klee

Megan Strom
Assistant Professor, Global Cultures & Languages
“Spanish-language print media in the United States: A critical social semiotic exploration of ideological representations”
Advisor: Carol Klee

Angela George
Director of Academic Support at Bryan College of Health Sciences
“The Development of Castilian Dialectal Features During a Semester Abroad in Toledo, Spain”
Advisors: Timothy Face and Carol Klee

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

Barbara Pierre-Louis
Lecturer; Metro State University

Nelly Pilares-Manrique
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Whitman College

Angela Pinilla-Herrera
Assistant Professor; Georgia Southern University

Carlos Baez
Spanish Faculty; North Hennepin Community College, Minneapolis, MN

Maru Dominguez

Eleusio Filipe
Assistant Professor; faculdade de Letras e Ciências Sociais-Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

Adriana Gordillo
Assistant Professor; Minnesota State University, Mankato

Alexis Howe
Assistant Professor; Dominican University, Chicago, IL

Katherine Ostrom
Lecturer; Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Michael Stannard
Honorary University Fellow; University of Exeter, UK

Joseph Towle
Assistant Professor; Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Carlos Vargas-Salgado
Assistant Professor; Whitman College

Naomi Wood
Associate Professor; Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Mandy Menke
Associate Professor and Director of Language Programs; University of Minnesota

Roy Ketchum
Assistant Professor; St. John’s University – College of St. Benedict, MN

Alejandro Enriquez
Assistant Professor; Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

Sarah Boelts Miller
Assistant Professor; Grand View University, Des Moines, IA

Kajsa Larson
Assistant Professor; Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

Marcela Garces
Assistant Professor; Siena College, Loudonville, NY

Marcus Brasileiro
Associate Professor; Utah State University, Logan, UT

Kelly McDonough
Assistant Professor; University of Texas, Austin

Vanesa Arozamena
Senior Instructor; Portland State University, Portland, OR

Deyanira Rojas-Sosa
Associate Professor; SUNY, New Paltz, NY

Robert Strong
Assistant Professor; University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI

Sara Mack
Senior Lecturer, University of Minnesota

Eric Dickey
Assistant Professor; Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Hector Alberto Reyes-Zaga
Assistant Professor; Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Rachel Shively
Associate Professor; Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Julie Sykes
Director of Center for Applied Second Language Studies, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Oregon

Tania Gomez
Associate Professor; St. Johns University- College of St. Benedict, MN

Maria Hellin Garcia
Associate Professor; The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Matthew Desing
Associate Professor; University of Texas, El Paso, TX

Daniel Tight
Associate Professor; University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Ana Adams
Assistant Professor; Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Alexandra Bergmann
Visiting Assistant Professor; Macalaster College, St. Paul, MN

Emily Knudson-Vilaseca
Assistant Professor; Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Elena Kurinski
Associate Professor; St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Maria Kalbermatten
Associate Professor; Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Scott Alvord
Associate Professor; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Stephen Vilaseca
Assistant Professor; Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Luis Guadaño
Instructor; Saint Paul College, St. Paul, MN

Rebecca Ulland
Assistant Professor; Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Alrick Knight
Assistant Professor; Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Caryn Connelly
Visiting Assistant Professor; Miami University, Oxford, OH

Luis Martín Martín-Estudillo
Associate Professor; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Susan Campbell
Teaching position in Italy

Eleonora Bertranou
Assistant Professor; St. Johns University-College of St. Benedict, MN

Nelsy Echavez-Solano
Professor; St. Johns University- College of St. Benedict, MN

Malcolm McNee
Associate Professor; Smith College, Northampton, MA

Amy Robinson
Assistant Professor; Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH

Juli Kroll
Associate Professor; University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

David Russell George, Jr.
Lecturer; Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Juliet Lynd
Associate Professor; Illinois State University

Michael Joy
Associate Professor; Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Julio César Felix-Brasdefer
Professor; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Paola Marín
Assistant Professor; Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Joshua Lund
Assistant Professor; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Angela Carlson-Lombardi
Associate Professor and College in the Schools Faculty Liaison, Spanish; Bethel University

Christina Mougoyanni
Assistant Professor; St. Johns University- College of St. Benedict, MN

Laura Colantoni
Professor; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Jennifer Ewald
Professor; St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA

Kim Euisuk
Associate Professor; Sacramento State

Rosa Rull
Visiting Assistant Professor; Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Anne Edstrom
Associate Professor; Montclair State University, Montclair, N

Maggie Broner
Associate Professor; St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Wander Nunes Frota
Professor; Universidade Federal do Piauí, Brazil

María Olaya
Assistant Professor; Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Carmen Moreno-Nuño
Associate Professor; University of Kentucky

Moisés Castillo
Associate Professor; University of Kentucky

Donna LeGrand
Assistant Professor; Bethel College, St. Paul, MN

Susana Sandmann
Assistant Professor; St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN

Sarah Grussing
Visiting Assistant Professor; Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Reyes Coll-Tellechea
Chair of the Boston Human Rights Commission
Professor, Department of Latin American & Iberian Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston