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

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

Andrea 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, 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


Handy Acosta Cuellar
M.A. University of New Orleans, 2016

Kim Breaux
M.A. Louisiana State University, 1995

Nohra Byrd
M.A. Louisiana State University, 1999

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

Rebecca Carrero Figueroa
M.A. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, 2007

Stephanie Colin
M.A. Louisiana State University, 2017

Matthew Freeman
M.A. Louisiana State University, 2019 

Maria Garcia
M.A. Louisiana State University, 2019


Sheldon Lotten
M.A., Middlebury College, 1981

Edgar Martinez
M.A. The University of Missouri, 2018

Nelson Martinez
M.A. Louisiana State University, 1999

Isabel Matus
M.A. Louisiana State University, 2003

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 

Christine Song
M.A. Louisiana State University, 2019

Sarah Sullivan
M.A. Louisiana State University, 2010

Cora van Zyl
M.A. Louisiana State University, 1995