Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities

Hispanic Studies Core Faculty

Joyce Bruhn de Garavito (Ph.D. McGill) Fields: Romance linguistics; Syntax and Morphology of Spanish; Acquisition of Romance Languages; Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language; Bilingualism and Language Teaching Methodology 

Laurence de Looze (Ph.D. Toronto) Fields: Mediaeval and Renaissance Literatures, Mediaevalism, Literary Theory

David Heap (Ph.D. Toronto) Fields: Linguistics 

Calin-Andrei Mihailescu (Ph.D. Toronto) Fields: Spanish Golden Age, Twentieth-Century Spanish and Latin American Literature; Comparative Literature (Romance, English, German); Philosophical Contexts for Literature; Stylistics and General Linguistics 

Rafael Montano (Ph.D. McGill) Fields: Latin-American literature and culture 

Teobaldo Alberto Noriega (Ph.D, Alberta) Fields: Contemporary Spanish American Fiction, Contemporary Spanish American Poetry, Postmodern Colombian Fiction, Cultural Discourse of the Colombian Caribbean 

Silvia Perpinan (Ph.D. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Fields: Hispanic Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language Contact and Language Change, Language Maintenance and DLanguage Loss, Heritage Languages, Catalan 

Yasaman Rafat (Ph.D Toronto) Acquisition of L2 phonology, multi-modal input processing in L2 learning, the role of phonological memory in L2 learning, applied linguistics (pronuciation and vocabulary teaching and learning), language variation and sound change, Farsi 

Marjorie Ratcliffe (Ph.D. Toronto) Fields: Medieval Spanish Literature; Women in Literature; Literature and Law; Renaissance and Baroque Prose Fiction; Nineteenth-Century Drama 

Alena Robin (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Fields: Hispanic Baroque Art; Representation of the Passion of the Christ in Latin American Viceregal Art; Ways of the Cross in the Early Modern World; Sculpture in New Spain 

Juan Luis Suárez (Ph.D. McGill) Fields: Spanish Golden Age Theater; Calderón de la Barca 

Jeff Tennant (Ph.D. Toronto) Fields: Phonétique, Phonologie, Sociolinguistique, Dialectologie, Français Canadien. 

Victoria Wolff (Ph.D. McGill) Fields: Interartistic Approaches to Hispanic Literature, Hispanic Cultural Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Hispanic Literatures of North America

For further information about any aspect of the program, please contact:
The Graduate Chair, Hispanic Studies
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Phone: (519) 661-2111, ext. 85824/Fax: (519) 661-4093
E-Mail: Prof. Victoria Wolff,