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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 modern and contemporary Latin American literature, Latin American crime fiction and film, women writers and urban space. Her most recent scholarship has focused on the treatment of space and place in Latin American crime fiction. Dr. Collins has published articles and book chapters on Latin American crime fiction and is the author of Delitos y huellas de la dictadura chilena en el espacio urbano de Santiago: Un estudio de las novelas neopoliciales de Ramón Díaz Eterovic (Editorial Pliegos, 2018) and co-editor of Violence and Victimhood in Hispanic Crime Fiction: Essays on Contemporary Works (McFarland, 2018). She is also an assistant editor for production of the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies.

Courses
SPAN 101 and 102 Elementary Spanish
SPAN 203 and 204 Intermediate Spanish
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 Crime Fiction and Film
SPAN 400 A Tale of Three Cities: The Urban Experience in Buenos Aires, Madrid and Los Angeles
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