Faculty

 
Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Chair of the Spanish Department

Olin Hall 307
Phone: 509-527-5756
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: solorzn@whitman.edu

Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Cornell University
M.A. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Cornell University
M.A. in Spanish and Portuguese Literature, Stanford University
B.A. in Spanish Literature, Cornell University

Teaching and Research Interests: Film, Performance, and Theater; Chicana and Chicano Studies; Mexican Literature and Culture; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Modern Peninsular Literature and Culture

 
Janis Breckenridge, Ph.D.

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 Peninsular and Latin American Literature; 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

 

Native Speaker

Violeta Rodriguez-Rodriguez

Violeta Rodriguez-Rodriguez is the La Casa Hispana Spanish Native Speaker for 2012-2013. Violeta comes to us from the University of Granada, where she has had an internship as a Spanish teacher’s assistant, in preparation for her ultimate goal of becoming a Spanish language teacher. She also spent a year at the University of Edinburgh, and has tutored in both French and English. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking traditional Spanish food, listening to music, and swimming.

Visiting Faculty

Nicholas Kramer, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Olin Hall 308
Phone: 509-527-5784
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: kramernm@whitman.edu

Margarita Pignataro, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish