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Rafael A. Ramirez Mendoza

Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages

B.A., Villarreal University, Lima, Perú
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Programs: Spanish

Rafael Ramírez Mendoza is a visiting assistant professor of Spanish at St. Norbert College. His research and teaching interests are focused on Andean studies, the Hispanic Avant-Gardes and violence and memory discourses in contemporary Latin America.

Rafael received the Jose María Arguedas Prize awarded by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for the best academic article about Peru published in 2016. He is currently working on a book-length project that develops an intellectual history of the sociocultural impact of surrealism in Peru. Beyond his publications, Rafael has presented papers at national and international conferences, including the MLA Convention, the LASA Congress and the International Peruvianist Congress, among others.

Before coming to St. Norbert, Rafael taught upper division classes on Andean indigeneity and Hispanic cinema as well as Spanish language courses at Emory University. At UCLA, Rafael taught a variety of Spanish language, culture and literature classes, and was also an instructor for the Summer Travel Study Program in Spain.

Rafael was a member of the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association (MLA) from Jan. 2016-Jan. 2020.

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish 1
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish 2
SPAN 103 Accelerated Elementary Spanish
SPAN 301 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature and Film 1: Hispanic Identities through Film
SPAN 370 Latin American Civilization: Mexico and Central America
SPAN 389 Special Topics: Ethnicity and Race in the Contemporary Andes: Indigenismo and Beyond
SPAN 400 Arranged Senior Capstone Seminar: Visions and Revisions of Central America

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