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The success of our graduate program rests on our professors that represent universities across the United States, Spain and Latin America. They deliver a diversified curriculum while maintaining a high level of one-on-one contact with the graduate students. They are:

David Arbesú, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
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  • Medieval literature and culture
  • Golden Age literature and culture
  • Palaeography and codicology
  • Manuscript culture and critical editions
  • Early history of Florida (16th - 17th centuries)

Pablo Brescia, Full Professor (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara)
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  • Latin American short fiction
  • 20th and 21st Century Mexican and Southern Cone literatures and cultural histories
  • Colonial Mexico
  • Philosophy and literature
  • Film and literature

Madeline Cámara, Full Professor (Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook)
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  • Contemporary Latin American Literature
  • Cuban Culture
  • Race and gender Issues
  • Literary Theory

Carlos Cano, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Indiana University)
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  • Spanish American Literature
  • Hispanic Cinema
  • Spanish American Civilization

Alejandro De La Pava, Instructor (M.A., University of South Florida)
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  • Spanish III & IV
  • Spanish for Business and International Trade
  • Spanish for Health Professions 

Antonia Pérez-Franco, Instructor (Ph.D., Florida State University)
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  • Teaching Assistant Coordinator
  • Elementary Spanish Courses
  • 20th-century Spanish Women Writers
  • Film Adaptations of Spanish 20th-century Literature

Heike Scharm, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Brown University)
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  • Spanish literature and culture (18th-21st cent.)
  • European literature and thought; German and French philosophy
  • Trans-national, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary approaches
  • Literature and film; literature and the visual arts
  • Historiography in fiction.

Maritza Chinea-Thornberry, Instructor (Ph.D. candidate, University of Florida)
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  • Upper level Spanish courses

Sonia Ramírez Wohlmuth, Instructor (Ph. D., University of Florida)
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  • Spanish linguistics
  • History of the Spanish language
  • Introduction to Spanish translation and advanced composition

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