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Mónica Cantero-Exojo earned her Licenciatura in Spanish Philology and Doctoral degree in Romance Philology (Linguistics) from the University of Barcelona. The framework of her research is Cultural Linguistics where she examines cultural-pragmatics and sociolinguistic representations of words, images and metaphors. She is also trained in Forensic Linguistics.
Her scholarly articles have appeared in the journals Arizona Journal of Cultural Studies, Film-History, Filología y Lingüística, Developmental Science, and Journal of Comparative Psychology among others. She has also book chapters in Research on Spanish in the US, Història & Cinema, Visions of Struggle in Women’s Filmmaking in the Mediterranean. Her most recent work uses mapping to examine how social movements construct narratives of social justice using graffiti (images/words) in the urban space. At Drew she teaches a variety of language, linguistics and cinema courses, including The Spanish Civil War, Cinematic Discourse, Spanish for Business and Contemporary Spanish Cinema. She created, implemented and directed a 4-weeks language and culture program in Barcelona. This program was pioneer in offering students opportunities to study abroad guided by Drew faculty. This program has been successfully running for over 15 years. In 2019, she was nominated for the Faculty Teaching Award.
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Raúl Rosales Herrera earned his B.A. from Drew University, and this M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. from Columbia University. His research explores the intersection of autobiographical theory, self-representation, and memory discourses, including postmemory, in contemporary Latinx fiction and Cuban diasporic narrative. His publications have appeared in the journals Tinta, Hispania, Caribe, Camino Real, and Label Me Latina/o, and in the anthologies Language and Identity in Chicano/Latino Discourse, (LINCOM 2006), Fotogramas para la multiculturalidad: migraciones y alteridad en el cine español contemporáneo (Tirant lo Blanch, 2012), and Latinos and American Popular Culture (Praeger, 2013). His book Fictional First-Person Discourses in Cuban Diaspora Novels (Mellen Press) was released in 2012. A National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship recipient, he also chairs the subject area “Latin Americans and Latinos: Identity Issues and Cultural Stereotypes” for the Popular Culture Association. At Drew, he teaches a range of literature and cultural studies courses, including interdisciplinary seminars on Latinx Representation in Hollywood, Exile and Displacement in the Spanish-Speaking World, and Urban Cultural Movements in Latin America. He has led Drew study abroad programs in Spain, Argentina, The U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Martinique. A DrewFIRST mentor, he also serves as the faculty advisor to Ariel and to La Casa Latina. In 2016, he was awarded the Drew University Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 2019 received the Drew University Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Social Justice.
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Nancy Noguera obtained her Ph.D. from New York University (NYU). Her research is focused primarily on Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Latin American Contemporary Literature, Food and Coloniality, Environment and Coloniality.
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Maria Turrero-Garcia earned her undergraduate degree (licenciatura) in Romance Philology at the Universidad de Oviedo, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research focuses mainly on Second Language Acquisition of Spanish, Bilingualism, and Applied Linguistics. She has published her work in international journals such as Borealis- An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics or Nebrija Revista de Linguistica Aplicada a la Ensenanza de Lenguas. Her current research projects explore the role of emotions in the acquisition of lexical items, the role of Online Translators in the language classroom, and the situation of Asturianu (a minority language spoken in North-Western Spain) as a minority language. At Drew, she teaches at all levels of instruction, from Beginner and Intermediate Spanish to advanced courses such as Introduction to Spanish Linguistics, Spanish Language History, or Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World. She is also the Director of the Linguistics Minor.