Faculty

Ruben Manuel-Oronich

Published: October 6, 2021

Ruben Manuel has been a Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA since 2021 where he teaches Catalan Studies (Catalan Language and Culture 1 & 2) and Spanish (Elementary Spanish). Born in the rural Catalunya, in Torrebesses, he graduated in English Studies from the University of Lleida. Due to his interest in…

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Nohora Arrieta Fernandez

Published: October 6, 2021

Nohora Arrieta Fernández is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies from Georgetown University in 2021. Her current research focuses on art history, visual studies, the history of commodities, and the intellectual traditions of the African Diaspora in the Americas. She has published essays and articles on…

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Sabina Cruz de La Cruz

Published: October 6, 2021

Sabina Cruz de la Cruz, originaria de Tecomate, Chicontepec; Veracruz, nativo hablante del nahuatl. Realizó sus estudios en la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (UAZ), Licenciada en Derecho. Maestra en Educación Histórica por el Centro de Actualización del Magisterio de Zacatecas (CAMZ). Instructora del nahuatl en el Departamento de Antropología en la Universidad de Tulane, New…

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Juliet Falce-Robinson

Published: July 1, 2021

Dr. Juliet Falce-Robinson (Ph.D. UC Irvine) is the Director of Language Programs in Spanish and Portuguese. She teaches the graduate seminar on language pedagogy as well as undergraduate courses in Spanish applied linguistics, second language acquisition and service learning. She is responsible for teacher training and curriculum development in the language programs. Her scholarly endeavors…

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Victoria Mateu

Published: July 15, 2019

Personal Website: www.victoriamateu.com Victoria Mateu completed her Ph.D. in 2016 at the UCLA Department of Linguistics and then held a position as Lecturer in Linguistics and Lab Manager of the UCLA Language Lab for three years. She joined the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 2019. The core of her research program consists in…

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Patrícia Lino

Published: July 10, 2019

Patrícia Lino is Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian literatures and cinema and the author of O Kit de Sobrevivência do Descobridor Português no Mundo Anticolonial (2020), No es esto un libro (2020), and Manoel de Barros e A Poesia Cínica (2019). She recently directed DAEDALUS 22/1 (2021), Anticorpo. A Parody of the Laughable Empire (US 2019; Brazil 2020) and Vibrant Hands (2019). She is also the author…

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Unai Nafarrate

Published: September 8, 2017

Unai Nafarrate-Errasti is a Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese since 2014, teaching Spanish (Beginner and intermediate Language Acquisition; Advanced Composition) and Basque Studies. His academic efforts are motivated by promoting Minority Language Awareness through media and performing art production, as a channel to empower second language learners and native speakers to manage…

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Javier Patiño Loira

Published: August 2, 2017

Javier Patiño Loira joined the department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA in 2017, after receiving his PhD from Princeton University. He has published articles and book chapters on a variety of topics connected with early modern Spain and Italy. These include the formation of libraries, educational theory, translation, and the development of the notion…

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Carla Suhr

Published: September 23, 2016

Dr. Carla Suhr joined the Spanish and Portuguese Department at UCLA in 2016 after finishing her PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Professor Suhr focuses her academic work on the integration of culture, language, and cognition as a way to improve cross-cultural communication and inclusive teaching. She has worked in the field of Spanish…

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