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Camila Nuñez-Bergsneider

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

Camila Nuñez-Bergsneider is a Historian with a master's in Art History. Her main interest is comics studies, focussing on comic books or graphic novels that propose an alternative approach to History, Memory and the construction of individual and collective identities. Currently she's a T.A. at the Spanish and Portuguese Department and a Spanish Literatures PhD Student.

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Sofia Balbuena

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Iowa Arts Fellow
 

Karen Barkauskas-Goering

PhD Candidate, Foreign Language and ESL Education
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
Arturo Camacho

Arturo Camacho

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

Arturo Camacho is a teaching assistant who is passionate about literature, Spanish, creative writing, fiction and pedagogy.

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Erick Cortes Parra

Graduate Student, Sports and Recreation Management
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
 

Emerson Craig

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

 

Oriette D'Angelo

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Camila de Urioste Laborde

Camila de Urioste Laborde

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

MFA in Spanish Creative Writing Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Lara Dopazo Ruibal

Lara Dopazo Ruibal

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

Lara Dopazo Ruibal is a journalist and writer. She studies the MFA in creative writing

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Nicolas Gerardi

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
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Claudia Gomez Molina

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Iowa Arts Fellow
 

Javier Hernandez

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Mireya Hernandez Pozuelo

Mireya Hernandez Pozuelo

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

MFA in Spanish Creative Writing Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish.

 

Kevin Josephs

Graduate Fellow, Spanish
PhD Candidate, Spanish

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Ramona Koob

Ramona Koob

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Linguistics

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

 

Sebastian Lores Fernandez

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

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Macy Maas

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Spanish

Linguistics Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

 

Maria Marquez Ponce

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Maria Marroquin Perez

Maria Marroquin Perez

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Intern, Iowa Women's Archives

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

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Mariana Mazer

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Mackenzi McGowan

Mackenzi McGowan

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

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Anabel Mulet-Martinez

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
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Ana Olagaray

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
Maria Jose Plata Florez

Maria José Plata Florez

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

María José Plata Flórez is a Colombian writer and is currently in her first semester at the MFA Creative writing in Spanish. She was one of the 35 winners of the 2014 edition of the National Short Story Contest at Colombia and she also won second place at the National Short Story Contest Caro y Cuervo. During her undergraduate at the University of Los Andes she co-founded Pigasus, a creative writing workshop that got to publish a short story collection in 2018 with an independent Colombian publishing house called Escarabajo Editorial. She has also been a popular educator and a human rights defender.

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Miguel Agusto Quintero

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Music Theory
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Rosa Ramirez Mazaheri

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Iowa Arts Fellow
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Kara Rash

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
PhD Candidate, Literacy, Culture, & Language Education
Gabriela Roman Fuentes

Gabriela Roman Fuentes

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

Mexican writer and playwright whose plays have been staged and published in Mexico, Great Britain, Spain, Malawi, Argentina and the United States, and have been translated into English and Portuguese. She is also passionate about languages, cultures and teaching. Her work focuses mainly on women, gender, identity and youth.

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Abraham Salas

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
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Gleisson Santos

Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant, Brazil
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Portuguese
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Allison Stickley

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Spanish
Adelheid Bethanny Sudibyo

Adelheid Bethanny Sudibyo

PhD Candidate, Spanish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish

Bethanny was born in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. She speaks Indonesian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. She holds a MA in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a BA in Spanish from Wenzao University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Spanish Literature at the University of Iowa. Her main research area is Hispanofilipina and Peninsular literature and culture. Through her research, Bethanny hopes to enrich scholarship regarding past histories between Spain, the Philippines and Latin America.

Azul Trejo Zetina

Azul Trejo Zetina

Graduate Assistant, Center for Language and Culture Learning
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Spanish

MA in Spanish Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish