Jennifer Hogg

Ms. Hogg earned a B.A. in International Relations concentrating in Latin America from the College of William and Mary, pursued studies in Spanish and Latin American literature at both the University of Guadalajara, Mexico and the University of Virginia, and earned a M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Virginia.

Nerea Fernández Álvarez



M.A., Spanish and Linguistics, West Virginia University (2019).

B.A., Translation and Interpretation, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (2017).

Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching Methodologies
  • Culture in Foreign Language Teaching
  • 20th Century Spanish Literature
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Textolgoy


University of Virginia (2019-)

David Korfhagen



Ph.D.   Spanish Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison                                                       

M.A.   Spanish Literature and Linguistics, Bowling Green State University                                   

B.A.     Spanish Literature and Linguistics, University of Cincinnati                                              


Fernando Valverde

Fernando Valverde has been voted the most relevant Spanish-language poet born since 1970 by nearly two hundred critics and researchers from more than one hundred internationally recognized universities (Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, Princeton, Bologna, Salamanca, UNAM and the Sorbonne). His books have been published in different countries in Europe and America and translated into several languages. He has received some of the most significant awards for poetry in Spanish, among them the Federico García Lorca, the Emilio Alarcos del Principado de Asturias and the Antonio Machado.

Samuel Amago

Research Summary

Samuel Amago teaches courses on modern and contemporary Spanish literary history, cinema and culture. He is a former Chair of the Department of Romance Studies and Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His current scholarship centers on waste and space, memory and modernity in post-dictatorship Spanish cultural production, including photography, documentary, narrative, comics, film and television. 

Crystal Chemris

Crystal Chemris (PhD, Brandeis University) has taught at a number of institutions, including the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Iowa, and Reed College. Professor Chemris is author of Góngora's Soledades and the Problem of Modernity (Tamesis 2008), guest editor for a special number of Calíope on the Transatlantic Baroque, and has published critical studies on Spanish early modern literature and on modern Latin American poetry.


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