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Job Placements & Dissertations

veronica menaldi and michelle hamilton at commencement

veronica menaldi and michelle hamilton at commencement
Veronica Menaldi, PhD with adviser Michelle Hamilton, PhD

Graduates of our advanced degree programs have taken positions at institutions across the country. Below is a list of each graduates' first position after their graduation.

2018

Marcelo Fuentes, PhD
Assistant Professor, New Jersey City University
“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

2017

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
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 
 

2016

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
Visiting 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
Visiting Assistant Professor; Illinois Wesleyan University 
“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”

2015

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

Meghan Peace
Assistant 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

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

2014

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
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
Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
“The Development of Castilian Dialectal Features During a Semester Abroad in Toledo, Spain”
Advisors: Timothy Face and Carol Klee

2013

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

2012

Hispanic Linguistics

Angela Pinilla-Herrera
Assistant Professor; Georgia Southern University

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

Barbara Pierre-Louis
Lecturer; Metro State University

Nelly Pilares-Manrique
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Whitman College

2011

Hispanic Linguistics

Maru Dominguez
to be announced

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

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

2010

Hispanic Linguistics

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

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

2009

Hispanic Linguistics

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

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

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

2008

Hispanic Linguistics

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

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

2007

Hispanic Linguistics

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

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

2006

Hispanic Linguistics

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

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

2005

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

2004

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

2003

Hispanic Linguistics

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

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

2002

Hispanic Linguistics

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

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

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

Angela Carlson-Lombardi
Lecturer and 1003 Course Supervisor; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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

2001

Hispanic Linguistics

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

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

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

Kim Euisuk
Associate Professor; Sacramento State

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

2000

Hispanic Linguistics

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

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

Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

J

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