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Faculty & Staff

Chair and Administrative Staff

Nanci Buiza

Associate Professor of Spanish and Department Chair

Peace & Conflict Studies

Latin American & Latino Studies

Department of Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8163
  2. Kohlberg 339
  3. Office Hours:

    Tues and Thurs: 2:30pm-4:00pm and by appointment.

    Please make an appointment for office hours to avoid waiting a long time at www.swarthmore.edu/officehours.

    Calendar name is Nanci Buiza.

Interests: Latin American literature, Central American and Mexican cultural studies, U.S. Latino/a studies, and diasporic and transnational community formations.

Nanci Buiza

Faculty and Instructional Staff

María-Luisa Guardiola

Professor

Faculty Advisor for Off-Campus Study

Department of Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8164
  2. Kohlberg 342
  3. Office Hours:

    Tues-Thurs: 11:30am-12:30pm

    and by appointment

Interests: Nineteenth, twentieth and twenty first century Iberian Literature; women writers; turn of the century (19th to 20th) literature and cultural developments; Iberian cinema; urban studies; Catalan women writers. 

Maria Luisa Guardiola

Désirée Díaz

Associate Professor of Spanish

Program Coordinator, Black Studies Program

Department of Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7682
  2. Kohlberg 338
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    1:30pm - 2:30pm (or by appointment)

Interests: Latin American literature and cultural studies, Caribbean literature and visual culture, US Latino/a studies, film studies, performance studies, popular and material culture, urban studies. 

Désirée Díaz

Luciano Martínez

Associate Professor of Spanish

Department of Spanish

Arts & Humanities Division Chair

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8016
  2. Kohlberg 343
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

    (Please schedule an appointment in advance at wase.swarthmore.edu)

Interests: Latin American Cultural Studies, LGBT studies and queer theory, Southern Cone and Brazilian literatures, Latin American cinema.

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Jaime Hernández

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6099
  2. Kohlberg 323
  3. Office Hours:

    Tues: 1:30-3:30 pm
    Thurs: 1:30-2:30 pm

Interests: Spanish Middle Ages; Early Modern literature and culture; Colonial Latin American literature; Transatlantic, Mediterranean, and Lusophone studies.

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Beatriz Ramírez Canosa

Instructor of Spanish

Department of Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8682
  2. Kohlberg 336
  3. Office Hours:

    Wed: 11:30 am-12:30 pm and 2:15-3:40 pm

Interests: Second language acquisition, foreign language teaching, foreign language teaching methodologies, Hispanic applied linguistics, Spanish proficiency exams.

Beatriz Ramírez Canosa

Eduardo Martín Macho

Instructor of Spanish

Department of Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8191
  2. Kohlberg 336
  3. Office Hours:

    Wed: 2:00-4:00 pm

Interests: Teaching Spanish as a foreign language, English/Spanish translation, Spanish Middle Ages literature and culture, Golden Age literature, Picaresque literature.

Eduardo Martín Macho