Hispanic Studies Program Faculty | LSU Foreign Languages and Literatures

Hispanic Studies Program Faculty


Elena Castro, Professor
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  
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