Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities

Hispanic Core Faculty


Joyce Bruhn de Garavito (Ph.D. McGill)

Romance Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology of Spanish, Acquisition of Romance Languages, Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language, Bilingualism and Language Teaching Methodology

Thesis Supervised

Arts & Humanities Building ,3R02A
519-661-2111 ext. 85864

Constanza Burucúa (Ph.D. University of Warwick, UK)

Latin American and Argentine Cinemas, Film History; historical representations; film and historiography, Women's Cinema and questions of gender representation, Documentary cinema-theoretical and critical approaches, Documentary filmmaking-researcher and producer.

Arts & Humanities Building, 3R16B
519-661-2111 ext. 80496


Laurence de Looze (Ph.D. Toronto)
Medieval and Renaissance Literatures, Medievalism, and Literary Theory.

Thesis Supervised

Arts & Humanities Building, 3B24
519-661-2111 ext. 85859


David Heap (Ph.D. Toronto)

French and Romance Language Linguistics, Morphology, Linguistic Variation, Dialectology

Arts & Humanities Building 2R08A
519-661-2111 ext. 85709

Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu (Ph.D. Toronto)

Spanish Golden Age, Twentieth-Century Spanish and Latin American Literature, Comparative Literature (Romance, English, German), Philosophical Contexts for Literature, Stylistics and General Linguistics.

Thesis Supervised

Arts & Humanities Building, 3R18A
519-661-2111 ext. 85862

Rafael Montano (Ph.D. McGill)

Latin-American Literature and Culture.

Arts & Humanities Building, 3R12C
519-661-2111 ext. 85824

Teobaldo Alberto Noriega (Ph.D. Alberta)

Contemporary Spanish American Fiction, Contemporary Spanish American Poetry, Postmodern Colombian Fiction, and Cultural Discourse of the Colombian Caribbean.

Silvia Perpiñán (Ph.D. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Hispanic Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language Contact and Language Change, Language Maintenance and Language Loss, Heritage Languages and Catalan.

Thesis Supervised

Arts & Humanities Building, 3R12B
519-661-2111 ext. 80436

Yasaman Rafat (Ph.D. Toronto)

Acquisition of L2 Phonology, Multi-modal Input Processing in L2 Learning, Role of Phonological Memory in L2 Learning, Applied Linguistics (pronunciation and vocabulary teaching and learning), Languae Variation and Sound Change, and Farsi.

Thesis Supervised

Arts & Humanities Building, 3G28D
519-661-2111 ext. 81092

Marjorie Ratcliffe (Ph.D. Toronto)

Medieval Spanish Literature, Women in Literature, Literature and Law, Renaissance and Baroque Prose Fiction, Nineteenth-Century Drama.

Arts & Humanities Building, 3B29
519-661-2111 ext. 85849

Alena Robin (Ph.D. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Hispanic Baroque Art, Representation of the Passion of the Christ in Latin American Viceregal Art, Ways of the Crosss in the Early Modern World, and Sculpture in New Spain.

Thesis Supervised

Arts & Humanities Building, 3R16B
519-661-2111 ext. 81599

Juan Luis Suárez (Ph.D. McGill)

Spanish Golden Age Theater and Calderón de la Barca.

Arts & Humanities Building, 3R18B
519-661-2111 ext. 85858

Jeff Tennant (Ph.D. Toronto)

Phonétique, Phonologie, Sociolinguistique, Dialectologie, Francais Canadien.

Arts & Humanities Building, 2R12A
519-661-2111 ext. 87885

Victoria Wolff (Ph.D. McGill)

Interartistic Approaches to Hispanic Literature (Literature and Music), Transatlantic Studies, and Hispanic Cultural Studies.

Thesis Supervised

Arts & Humanities Building, 3R08A
519-661-2111 ext. 80439