Faculty Research Overview

Senate Faculty Research

MILTON M. AZEVEDO, Ph. D., Cornell University, 1973. (Professor) Teaching and research areas: Hispanic linguistics, applied linguistics, literary linguistics, and translations issues.

EMILIE L. BERGMANN, Ph. D., Johns Hopkins University, 1974. (Professor) Areas of teaching and research: Gender, sexualities, and visual culture in early modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American literature; 20th C. Castilian and Catalonian women writers. Recent essays on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and/in music, film and opera, early modern representations of motherhood, and the mother-daughter relationship in twentieth-century writing by Castilian and Catalan women writers. Member of the Designated Emphasis on Women, Gender and Sexuality.

NATALIA BRIZUELA, Ph.D. New York University, 2003. (Associate Professor) 19th and 20th century Latin American literature.

ANTHONY J. CASCARDI, Ph. D., Harvard University, 1980. (Professor) Cervantes and theatre; the Spanish Baroque; the modern novel and theory of the novel; philosophy and literature; Goya; literary theory; aesthetics.

IVONNE DEL VALLE, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2004. (Associate Professor) Colonial Studies: Literature, History and Culture, especially in México. Baroque and Enlightenment in colonial settings. Jesuits, José de Acosta, Loyola. Relationships between religion and technology, economy, and environment. Nahua religion and technology. Subaltern Studies.

DAYLET DOMINGUEZ, Ph.D. Princeton University, 2013. (Assistant Professor) Latin American and Caribbean cultures and literatures 19th and 21st centuries.

DRU DOUGHERTY, Ph. D., Harvard University, 1972. (Professor) Modern Spanish Literature: Ramón del Valle-Inclán; Spanish Poetry and Poetics from Bécquer to Aleixandre; Modernity on stage, 1900 to 1936. Professor Dougherty regularly teaches courses on the Spanish avant-garde, lyric poetry, and the theater of Valle-Inclán and Lorca.

MICHAEL IAROCCI, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1994. (Associate Professor) Modern Spanish Literature and Culture (18th-21st centuries); Comparative and Transatlantic Hispanic studies; literature and geopolitics; aesthetics and ideology. His most recent book is Properties of Modernity: Romantic Spain, Modern Europe and the Legacies of Empire (Vanderbildt University Press, 2006).

FRANCINE MASIELLO, Ph. D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1975. (Professor)
Spanish American Literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, especially prose and poetry in Argentina and Chile; North/South comparative studies; literary theory, theories of translation; gender studies.

IGNACIO NAVARRETE, Ph. D., Indiana University, 1985. (Professor) Spanish Golden Age Literature, especially poetry, poetics, and historiography; Literary Theory. My research has focused on Italo-Iberian cultural relations, and on a series of phenomena (Petrarchism, courtiership, narrative theory) that can be seen as metalanguages of an early modern culture that cut across national boundaries. That said, I am also interested in specifically Iberian literary and cultural issues: lyric poetry and poetics (special attention to Garcilaso, Fray Luis de León, Herrera, and Góngora, and topics such as visualization, eroticism, metaphor); national identity and transnational empire (translation and transculturation); print culture and the rise of the novel (hagiography, historiography, verisimilitude theory); etc. I am particularly interested in all sorts of formalist approaches to both poetry and narrative.

ALEXANDRA SAUM-PASCUAL, Ph. D., University of California, Riverside, 2012. (Assistant Professor) Post Civil-War and Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture (20th and 21st Centuries). Areas of teaching and research: hybrid and transmedia literature, digital vanguards, Spanish Mutant generation, Generation X, Post Civil-War literature: censorship and aesthetic subversions, realismo social, and nueva novela.

CANDACE SLATER, Ph. D., Stanford University, 1975. (Professor) Research interests: Brazilian Literature and Culture; Latin American folk and popular traditions.

ESTELLE TARICA, Ph. D., Cornell University, 2000. (Associate Professor) Research Interests: race and nation in modern Mexico and the Andes, especially indigenismo and mestizaje; literature of the post-dictatorship period in Latin America; Quechua language and literature; Jewish Latin America; Holocaust Studies; French Caribbean literature; post-colonial approaches to literature.

Professors Emeriti

ARTHUR L-F ASKINS, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Portuguese Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; Spanish Ballad of the 15th and 16th Centuries; Techniques of Literary Scholarship.

JERRY R. CRADDOCK, Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley, 1967.  Spanish Philology and Literature of the Middle Ages; Documents of the Spanish Southwest; Romance Philology: Philological Study of the Hispanic Southwest

CHARLES B. FAULHABER, Ph. D., Yale University, 1969. Medieval Spanish and Catalan Literature; Paleography and Codicology; computer-assisted research techniques.

LOUIS A. MURILLO, Ph.D., Harvard University. Spanish Golden Age prose.

JOHN H. R. POLT, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Modern Spanish literature.

JOSÉ RABASA, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz. Colonial Spanish American Literature

JULIO RAMOS, Ph. D., Princeton University. Nineteenth and twentieth-century Spanish American literatures, cultural theory, and Latin American film.

Non-Senate Faculty

AMELIA BARILI, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Barili teaches courses on Latin American literatures and cultures, specializing in XX and XXI century literary and cultural movements in the Southern Cone and Mexico and the Chicano experience in the USA. She studies the connections between Latin American theory and literature and of Latin American and Chicana/o writers.

AGNES DIMITRIOU, Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley.  Spanish Language Proficiency Testing.

CLELIA DONOVAN: Brazilian Literature and Portuguese Language Instruction