…Univ of Barcelona…
Catalan Literature, Italian Literature, Comparative Studies, 20th and 21st Century Literature, Postmodernity & Postmodernism
Scholar with research interests ranging from the Didactics of Spanish Language and Literature, SLA and Linguistics, to the Comparative literature between Spanish Golden Age, Latin Humanism and Italian Renaissance. Teaching experience in USA (Saint Louis U), Sweden (Stockholm U), South Korea (Hankuk U Foreign Studies, Korea U), Italy (MAEC-AECID) and Spain (UNIR, UOCx, U of Barcelona). Granted a six-year period of quality research by ANECA-CNEAI (2011-2017). Official DELE examiner (Instituto Cervantes).
Marc Gandarillas (Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona – 1987) holds a B.A. in Classics (2009), a B.A. in Linguistics (2014), and a M.A. in Ancient Cultures and Languages (2011) from the Universitat de Barcelona. He currently specializes in variationist sociolinguistics as applied to Catalan heritage communities in the Americas. His interests include bilingualism, anthropological linguistics, revitalization, language contact (especially as applied to minority languages), language policy, and historical linguistics (especially within the Romance sphere). Marc has proudly served as a high-school and higher-ed language instructor (Latin, Catalan, and Spanish) for the Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona, North Carolina Public Schools, and (currently) the University of Florida. He has also served as a textbook author, translator, and proofreader for reputable publishing and translation companies such as Santillana Grup Promotor, SD Editores, and 1Global Translators. Marc is passionate about languages (both modern and ancient). He is a firm believer in–not only embracing but also actively–promoting language diversity, social justice, and cross-cultural communication. He speaks fluent English, French, Italian, Catalan, and Spanish, and has some knowledge of German, Galician, Hebrew, and modern Greek.
20 and 21st Century drama, modern and contemporary Iberian literature, Iberian Studies, Queer Studies, Photography and Visual Studies
Dara E. Goldman is an Associate Professor of Spanish, specializing in contemporary Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultures, gender and sexualities studies and cultural studies. She is the author of Out of Bounds: Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean (Bucknell Univ. Press, 2008) and has also published numerous articles on how Caribbean identities are represented in contemporary literature and film. Professor Goldman has served as Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies and also holds appointments as Affiliate Faculty in several camps units, including the Program in Comparative and World Literatures, Center for Global Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, the Program in Jewish Culture and Society, Latina/Latino Studies, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory, and Women & Gender in a Global Perspective.