Faculty

Our faculty members specialize in diverse historical moments, world regions, and thematic and methodological areas in the Spanish-, Italian-, and Portuguese-speaking worlds. To learn more about our expertise in languages, literary cultures, and linguistics, please select from the drop-down menus below.

Contact information for department officers (Director of Graduate Study, Director of Undergraduate Study, etc.) is available here. Faculty who are available to work with graduate students are listed here.

Lorena Albert Ferrando

Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics

Samuel Amago

Professor of Spanish

Andrew Anderson

Professor Emeritus of Spanish
Sarah Annunziato

Sarah Annunziato

Italian Director of Undergraduate Programs, Associate Professor of Italian, General Faculty & Co-Director of Italian Language Program (1000-2000)

Germain Badang

Lecturer in Spanish

Jennifer Barlow

Lecturer in Spanish
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Allison Bigelow

Tom Scully Discovery Chair Associate Professor of Spanish

Nicole Bonino

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Italian, Academic General Faculty

Francesca Calamita

Associate Professor, General Faculty, Director of UVa in Siena and Florence

Eli Carter

Associate Professor of Brazilian film and television
Enrico Cesaretti

Enrico Cesaretti

Department Chair and Professor of Italian

Erica Cobb

Lecturer in Spanish

Daniel E. Colón

Lecturer in Spanish
Devries

Pamela DeVries Rini

Lecturer of Spanish, Placement Coordinator

Gabriela Dongo Arévalo

Lecturer in Spanish

María Esparza Rodríguez

Assistant Professor of Spanish, General Faculty

Lilian P.W. Feitosa

Associate Professor of Portuguese, General Faculty
David Florez-Murillo

David Florez-Murillo

Lecturer of Spanish
Melissa Frost

Melissa Frost

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor, General Faculty

Nieves García Prados

Lecturer of Spanish
Michael

E. Michael Gerli

Professor Emeritus, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish

David T. Gies

Professor Emeritus, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish

Esperanza Górriz Jarque

Senior Lecturer of Spanish
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David T. Haberly

Professor Emeritus
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Javier Herrero

Kenan Professor Emeritus

Jennifer Hogg

Lecturer of Spanish
Maria jorquera hervas

María J. Jorquera Hervás

Senior Lecturer of Spanish
Lagos

María Inés Lagos

Professor Emeritus

Alicia López Operé

Director of Undergraduate Programs, Associate Professor, General Faculty

Anne Garland Mahler

Associate Professor of Spanish
Mattioli

Stella Mattioli

Senior Lecturer of Italian
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Donald McGrady

Professor Emeritus

Kelly Moore

Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture

Kate Neff

Senior Lecturer of Spanish and Spanish Language Program Director (1010-2020)

Fernando Operé

Professor of Spanish

Ricardo Padrón

Professor of Spanish
Sara Park

Sara Park

Assistant Professor of Spanish, General Faculty

Deborah Parker

Professor of Italian
Gustavo Pellon

Gustavo Pellón

Professor Emeritus of Spanish
Randolph Pope

Randolph Pope

Emeritus Commonwealth Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
Esther Poveda Moreno

Esther Poveda Moreno

Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Joel Rini

Professor of Spanish

Fernando Riva

Associate Professor of Spanish

Cole Rizki

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

Charlotte Rogers

Lisa Smith Discovery Chair, Associate Professor of Spanish
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Donald L. Shaw

Professor Emeritus
Sprague

Paula Sprague

Associate Professor, General Faculty
Matthew Street

Matthew Street

Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Fernando Valverde

Associate Professor of Spanish and Poetry

Omar Velázquez-Mendoza

Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics
Ward

Adrienne Ward

Associate Professor Emerita
Weber

Alison Weber

Professor Emerita
Sara Young

Sara Young

Senior Lecturer of Spanish