Luis Navarro-Ayala, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Modern Languages & Literatures

B.A., University of California, Davis
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Programs: Modern Languages & Literatures

Luis Navarro-Ayala is a native of Mexico. He taught high school and college courses in Los Angeles, California and in Paris, France. He spent a year as a visiting researcher (Pensionnaire étranger) at the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, France. Luis teaches language, culture and literature for the French and Spanish programs at St. Norbert College. His research explores questions of gender and queer studies, transnationalism, space, identity, and ethnicity in Francophone and Latin American contexts.

FREN 101 Beginning French 1
FREN 102 Beginning French 2
FREN 203 Intermediate French 1
FREN 204 Intermediate French 2
FREN 305 Introduction to French Literature and Literary Criticism  
FREN 375 French Civilization  – “Je suis Charlie”: Retrospective Gaze at French Civilization Through Literature and Mass Media
FREN 400 Senior Capstone Seminar – La francophonie: littérature, histoire et culture
FREN 490 Independent Study – French Cinema

SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish 1
SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish 2
SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish 1
SPAN 300 Making Connections, Conversation, Composition, and Culture
SPAN 302 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish-American Literature 2
SPAN 389 Special Topics – Sexualities in Spanish and Latin American Literature and Cinema
SPAN 400 Senior Capstone Seminar – Popular Cultures in Mexico: Sexual, Linguistic and Societal Transgressions in Mexican Literature, Cinema and Other Media