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.

Mauricio Herrera Acuña

Mauricio Acuña

Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow
Laura Aguilar García

Laura Aguilar García

Lecturer of Spanish

Samuel Amago

Professor of Spanish and Department Chair

Andrew Anderson

Professor Emeritus of Spanish
Sarah Annunziato

Sarah Annunziato

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

Germain Badang

Lecturer in Spanish

Jennifer Barlow

Lecturer in Spanish
allison bigelow

Allison Bigelow

Tom Scully Discovery Chair Associate Professor of Spanish

Nicole Bonino

Assistant Professor, General Faculty
Francesca Calamita

Francesca Calamita

Associate Professor, General Faculty, Director of UVa in Italy (CET-Siena and ISI-Florence) & College Fellow

Eli Carter

Associate Professor of Portuguese
Enrico Cesaretti

Enrico Cesaretti

Professor of Italian
Cohn

Adam Cohn

Assistant Professor of Spanish, General Faculty

Daniel Colón

Lecturer in Spanish
Devries

Pamela DeVries Rini

Lecturer of Spanish

Gabriela Dongo Arévalo

Lecturer in Spanish

Marina Escámez Ballesta

Lecturer of Spanish
Maria Esparza

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

Commonwealth Professor of Spanish

David T. Gies

Emeritus Faculty, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish

Esperanza Górriz Jarque

Lecturer of Spanish
david haberly

David T. Haberly

Professor Emeritus
javier herrero

Javier Herrero

Kenan Professor Emeritus

Jennifer Hogg

Lecturer of Spanish
Maria jorquera hervas

María J. Jorquera Hervás

Lecturer of Spanish

Hiromi Kaneda

Lecturer of Italian
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

Lecturer of Italian
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Donald McGrady

Professor Emeritus

Kate Neff

Lecturer of Spanish
Fernando Operé

Fernando Operé

Professor of Spanish

Ricardo Padrón

Professor of Spanish

Deborah Parker

Professor of Italian
Gustavo Pellon

Gustavo Pellón

Professor 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

Cole Rizki

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Charlotte Rogers

Lisa Smith Discovery Chair, Associate Professor of Spanish
Romero

Benjamín Romero Salado

Assistant Professor of Spanish, General Faculty
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Emily Scida

Professor of Spanish, General Faculty and Spanish Language Program Director (1010-2020)
donald shaw

Donald L. Shaw

Professor Emeritus
Sprague

Paula Sprague

Associate Professor, General Faculty
Matthew Street

Matthew Street

Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Fernando Valverde

Assistant Professor of Spanish, General Faculty

Omar Velázquez-Mendoza

Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics
Zaida Villanueva

Zaida Villanueva García

Lecturer of Spanish
Ward

Adrienne Ward

Associate Professor Emerita
Weber

Alison Weber

Professor Emerita
Sara Young

Sara Young

Lecturer of Spanish