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