Teaching Associates

Helena Belío Apaolaza

Helena Belío joined the Department of Hispanic Studies in August 2014 as a Visiting Teaching Associate. She is a PhD Candidate at the Universidad de Salamanca where she is studying Spanish Linguistics.  Helena specializes in non-verbal communications: the intercultural comparatives regarding Spanish language and its learning and acquisition. She received her MA in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language from the Universidad de Salamanca and a BA in Hispanic Philology from the Universidad del País Vasco. Also, she has completed two years of English Philology at the Universidad de Salamanca. Before arriving at Brown, she worked at Cursos Internacionales -Universidad de Salamanca.

HISP 0600 Sections 04 & 05 

Office Hours: Monday 11:30-12:30

Room: 114, Rochambeau House

Esperanza Godoy Luque

Esperanza Godoy Luque joined the Department of Hispanic Studies in 2012 as Visiting Teaching Associate. She earned her M.A. in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language from Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo & Instituto Cervantes and her B.A. in Hispanic Philology from Universidad de Córdoba. Her research focuses on Error Analysis in Writing Process. She has taught beginner to advanced Spanish to high school and college students in Poland, Spain and France. 

HISP 0600 & 0710A

Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-2:00

Room: 114, Rochambeau House

Belén Souto García 

Belén Souto García joined the Department of Hispanic Studies in August 2014 as a Visiting Teaching Associate. She has obtained the Expertise and Postgraduate Certificates in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language at the Universitat de Barcelona and is now completing her MA. Prof. Souto will be conducting research as a Ph.D. student at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela where she will focus on intercultural aspects and appropriate teaching methodology, as well as material analysis and design to be implemented in class. She has both a BA degree in English Philology from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and Translation and Interpreting from the Universidade de Vigo, and she has two years experience in teaching abroad (Ireland and Denmark). She believes in intercultural integration through language teaching, which has allowed her to work as a Spanish/English teacher and translator for immigrants, both in regional (Galicia Acolle), national (Spanish Red Cross) and international NGOs (Seed for Change -Varanasi, India). Furthermore, she is an English-Galician-English Official Translator. She worked as a freelance and contracted for Spanish private companies and public institutions. For three years, Prof. Souto was also a terminologist for the Galician Government at the Galician Terminological Service (Termigal) and an active member of Linmiter Project-Unión Latina (a European research group on Romanic minority languages).

HISP 0500 Sections 01 & 02

Office Hours: Wednesday 11:30-12:30

Room: 114, Rochambeau House



Nery R. Villanueva

Prof. Villanueva joined the Department of Hispanic Studies as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2013. He received his Ph. D. from Columbia University.  Before arriving at Columbia University, he received a B.A. in Spanish (Language and Culture) from California State University, Northridge.  Nery Villanueva’s teaching and research go beyond traditional Spanish literature and cultural studies and encompass interdisciplinary research fields that bridge both sides of the Hispanic and Luso-brazilian Atlantic.  He has always been interested in the interconnections between literature and film.  His book, Grandes novelas españolas contemporáneas y su versión cinematográfica, examines the films’ faithfulness to the original texts through a careful analysis of the structure, character development, space, time, and language of both art forms 


HISP 0600 Sections 01 & 02 

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11:00-12:00 (LA Rock Café)

Room: 319, Rochambeau House