Teaching Associates

Iago Boán Francis joined the Department of Hispanic Studies as a Visiting Teaching Associate in 2015. He received a M.A in English Studies (Language, Literature and Culture) from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2014. In 2015, he received a M.A in Foreign Language Teaching from University of Salamanca, Spain.   Boán Francis’ research and teaching is mainly focused on cultural studies. He is interested in the existing connection between history and fiction and on the influence that traditional folklore has in 21st century novels. Together with that, he is also interested in the strong interconnections between cultural knowledge and language acquisition and on the influence that the former may have on the latter.

 

Room: 114, Rochambeau House

María García López is a Teaching Associate from Lugo (Spain). She holds a B.A. in Hispanic Studies and a M.A. in Foreign Languages Education from Universidad de Salamanca, where she is currently a PhD student. Her main research interests are collocations and contrastive linguistics. In addition, she is interested in Spanish language acquisition and cognitive linguistics.

 

Room: 114, Rochambeau House

Eva Gómez García a native of Spain, earned an M.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she taught basic and intermediate Spanish courses. In addition to teaching Spanish, since 2012 Eva also coordinated the World Language program at Washington Academy of Languages at City University of Seattle where she developed and oversaw the development of curriculum for all language courses. Currently, she is finishing her second master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language from Nebrija University in Madrid, Spain. Her areas of professional interest include Second Language Acquisition, Spanish language for Heritage Speakers, and Cognitive Linguistics. She is very enthusiastic about teaching Spanish language and culture. Eva brings 10 years of classroom experience to her role as Teaching Associate at Brown University.


Room: 114, Rochambeau House

Nery R. 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 

 

Room: 319, Rochambeau House