Hispanic Studies Program Faculty | LSU Foreign Languages and Literatures

Hispanic Studies Program Faculty


Elena Castro

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2001
Twentieth and twenty-first century Spanish Peninsular Poetry and Poetics, gender and sexuality, women studies. Twentieth and twenty-first century Spanish Peninsular Literatures, Cultural Studies and Interdisciplinary approaches to Hispanic Literatures. Contemporary Latin American Poetry and Poetics


Alejandro Cortazar
Associate Professor
Ph.D. The University of Iowa, 1997
Literature and culture of Mexico; nation building and cultural identity formation in nineteenth-century Spanish America; Hispanic women writers

Dorian Dorado
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. The University of Florida, 2011
Second Language Acquisition, Language Variation & Change, and Language Contact

Christian Fernandez
Associate Professor
Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University, 1999
Colonial Latin American studies, Latin American narratives, Cultural theory, post-Colonial studies, transatlantic and comparative studies

Dorota Heneghan
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Yale University, 2008
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern Spanish Culture, Comparative Literature, Contemporary Spanish Women Writers, Women and Gender Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Art History

Jeremy W. King
Associate Professor
Section Head, Hispanic Studies Director, and Associate Chair
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006
Spanish Linguistics, Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics

Laura M. Martins
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Maryland at College Park, 1996
Southern Cone literature and film (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay), film theory, Transatlantic studies, Luis Buñuel’s films, art and violence/art and human rights, genre studies, photography

Carmela V. Mattza
Associate Professor
Ph.D. The University of Chicago, 2009
Romance Languages and Literatures

Andrea E. Morris
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Washington University, 2003
20th century literature and culture of the Hispanic Caribbean and Central America, Afro-Hispanic literature, cultural studies

Rafael Orozco
Associate Professor
Ph.D. New York University, 2004
Teaching and Research Areas: Spanish in the United States, Latin American Spanish, Sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, bilingualism, Colombian Spanish


Cora T. Bauza
M.A. Louisiana State University, 1995

Kim M. Breaux
 M.A. Louisiana State University, 1995

Maritza Byrant

M.A. The University of Southern Mississippi, 2016


Lidia M. Byrd
M.A. Louisiana State University, 2003

Nohra A. Byrd
M.A. Louisiana State University, 1999

Elizabeth Calderon

M.A. The City College of New York, 2016

Stephanie Colin

M.A. Louisiana State University, 2017


Jamie Greer

M.A. Middle Tennessee State University, 2008

Kendall Gibson

M.A. Florida State University, 2010

Sheldon L. Lotten
M.A., Middlebury College, 1981

Edgar Martinez

M.A. The University of Missouri, 2018


Nelson O. Martinez
M.A. Louisiana State University, 1999

Isabel M. Matus
M.A. Louisiana State University, 2003

Peggy J. McNeil
M.A. Louisiana State University, 1999

Jason Priddle

M.A. Florida State University, 2011


Gabriel Rico
Spanish M.A. California State University, 2003
Education M.A. Azusa Pacific University, 2009


Chassidy Simmons 

M.A. Louisiana State University, 2017


Sarah Sullivan
M.A. Louisiana State University, 2010