Teaching Associates

Nery R. Villanueva

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

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.