Shalisa Collins

Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures

B.A., Western Michigan University 
M.A., Western Michigan University 
Ph.D., The University of Arizona

Programs: Spanish

Shalisa Collins is associate professor of Spanish and has been at St. Norbert College since 2005. She specializes in 19th, 20th and 21st century Latin American literature. 

Dr. Collins’ research and teaching interests include the Latin American novel, the Latin American detective novel, the literature of the Southern Cone and Mexico, Hispanic poetry, and literary theory. Her most recent scholarship has focused on Latin American detective fiction and its treatment of the notion of space and place to address social and political issues concerning Latin America. Dr. Collins is also the assistant editor for production of the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies

Courses
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 204 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 300 Making Connections: Conversation, Composition and Culture
SPAN 302 Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Literary Analysis: Romanticism to Present 
SPAN 370 Latin American Civilization and Culture: Mexico and Central America 
SPAN 389 Murder, Mystery and Mayhem: Contemporary Latin American Detective Fiction and Film 
SPAN 389 Contemporary Spanish and Spanish American Poetry