Faculty and Staff

Janis Breckenridge, Ph.D.
Chair of the Spanish Department
Associate Professor of Spanish

Olin Hall 327
Phone: 509-527-5171
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: breckej@whitman.edu

Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago
M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago
B.A. in Spanish and Religious Studies, Purdue University

Teaching and Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American Literature; Graphic Novels and Visual Cultures; Testimonial Discourses in Literature and Film; Cultural Responses to Human Rights Violations; Latin American Women Writers; Monuments, Museums and Memorials; Metafiction

Carolyn Chandler, M.A.
Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Olin Hall 309
Phone: 509-527 - 5253
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: chandler@whitman.edu

Ph.D. course work in the Literary Studies Program, Washington State University
M.A. in Spanish, New York University / New York University in Spain Program (Madrid)
B.A. in Spanish and French, University of Washington

Teaching and Research Interests: Creating meaningful, complete, interactive contexts for language acquisition, performance, and assessment; Translation

Heather Cleary, M.Phil.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Olin Hall 311
Phone: 509-527-5129
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: clearyhm@whitman.edu

M.Phil. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
M.A. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
M.A. in Comparative Literature, New York University
B.A. in Comparative Literature, New York University

Teaching and Research Interests: 20th Century and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Visual Culture; Translation Theory and Practice; Creative Production in the Digital Age

Nicholas Parmley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Olin Hall 310
Phone: 509-527-5055
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: parmlenm@whitman.edu

Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.A. in Spanish, University of California, Irvine
B.A. in Spanish, Westmont College

Teaching and Research Interests: Hispanic Poetry; Medieval and Early Modern Iberian literatures and cultures; Mediterranean Studies; Andalusi Arabic and Hebrew poetry and rhymed prose; Medieval Islamic philosophy

Nelly Pilares-Manrique, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Spanish

East Olin Hall 209
Phone: 509-527-5845
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: pilarenr@whitman.edu

Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
M.A. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
B.A. in Education-Visual Arts, National School of Fine Arts, Arequipa, Peru.

Teaching and Research Interests: Visual Arts in the Hispanic world, Colonial Latin America, Andean Region, Theatre in Education, Children's Literature.

Carlos Vargas-Salgado, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Olin Hall 308
Phone: 509-527-5178
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: vargasca@whitman.edu

Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.A. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities>
Licenciatura in Literature and Linguistics (Spanish), National University San Agustin, Arequipa, Peru
B.A. in Literature and Linguistics (Spanish), National University San Agustin, Arequipa, Peru

Teaching and Research Interests: Theatre and Performance Studies in the Hispanic world, Coloniality/Decolonial studies, Andean studies, Human Rights and Literature, Theatre applied to Pedagogy.

Language Assistant

Celia Bravo Díaz
Spanish Language Assistant

Olin Hall 316 (Language Learning Center)
Email: bravodc@whitman.edu

Our Spanish Language Assistant this year is Celia Bravo Diaz. A recent graduate of the University of Granada in Translation and Interpretation, Celia has also spent time abroad in England, studying at the University of Sheffield and in China, studying at Peiking University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. Celia hopes to complete a M.A in Spanish and become a teacher and has a particular passion for linguistic and literature.