Claremont McKenna College

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty

Fazia Aitel, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
Teaching: French, Comparative Literature, North African Literature, Cinema, and Immigration, ...
Research: Francophone literature from Africa and especially North Africa, Berber studies, ...
fazia.aitel@claremontmckenna.edu , (909) 607-0477, Roberts North 217

 

Nicole Altamirano, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Teaching: Hispanic Language and Literature,
Research: 20th-century Spanish and Latin American literature, Golden Age Literature, women writers, gender studies.,
nicole.altamirano@claremontmckenna.edu , (909) 607-0836, Roberts North 203A

 

Bassam Frangieh, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Professor
B.A., Damascus University, Syria; M.S., Ph.D., Georgetown University
Research: Arabic Language, Modern and Classical Arabic Poetry, ...
bfrangieh@cmc.edu , (909) 607-3484, Roberts North 213

 

Carlos Enrique Gonzales, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., December 2002, University of Southern California, Department of Spanish and Portuguese. M.A., May 1996, University of Southern California, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
cgonzales@cmc.edu , (909) 607-3174, Roberts North 203B

 

Ghenwa Hayek, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Assistant Professor
ghenwa.hayek@cmc.edu , (909) 607-3871, Roberts North 215

 

Esther Hernandez, M.A. -- read full profile

 


Visiting Instructor
M.A. Dramaturgy, University of Havana, M.A. Literatura & Linguistics, California State University
Teaching: Theater, Spanish Language and Literature,
Research: Contemporary Dramaturgy and Mise en Scene,
esther.hernandez@claremontmckenna.edu , (909) 607-1711, Roberts North 204B

 

Young Wha Hong, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, M.A., Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, Ph.D., University of Southern California
Teaching: Korean language, Korean culture, ...
Research: to integrate culture into language instruction, especially Korean,
young.hong@claremontmckenna.edu , (909) 607-3807, Roberts North 212

 

Minju Kim, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Associate Professor
B.A., M.A., Yonsei University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Research: Grammaticalization, Discourse Analysis, ...
minju.kim@claremontmckenna.edu , (909) 607-2503, Roberts North 216

 

Andrea Reyes, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., UCLA, December 2003
Teaching: Spanish language, Contemporary Latin American literature, Colonial Latin American literature, Latin American culture and civilization, Women writers of Latin America, Mexican journalists,
Research: Women journalists of Latin America,
andrea.reyes@cmc.edu , (909) 607-3807, Roberts North 204A

 

Marie-Denise Shelton, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Professor
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Teaching: Modern French Literature, African & Caribbean Literature and Cinema, ...
Research: Caribbean Literature; Haitian Literature; Caribbean Women Writers; Modern French Literature,
marie-denise.shelton@cmc.edu , (909) 607-3456, Roberts North 218

 

Lee Skinner, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Associate Professor
B.A., Brown University; Ph.D., Emory University; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, University of Kansas.
Teaching: Nineteenth-century Spanish American narrative and essay; Nation and identity in Spanish America; Gender and sexuality ,
Research: I am currently writing a book tentatively titled "Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850-1920" which explores the reactions of Spanish American intellectuals in their fiction and essays to the rhetoric of modernity emanating from Eu,
lskinner@cmc.edu , (909) 607-3528, Roberts North 214

 

Norman Valencia, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Assistant Professor
PhD Yale University (Brazilian and Hispanic American Literatures) MA New York University (Humanities and Social Thought) BA Universidad de los Andes (Magna cum Laude in Literature)
Teaching: Spanish and Portuguese Languages Brazilian Literature Political and Social Approaches to Latin American Modern and Contemporary Literatures,
Research: Comparative approaches to Brazilian and Hispanic American Literatures and Cultures Literary Theory and Criticism in Latin America Paternalism and Politics Psychoanalysis ,
nvalencia@cmc.edu , (909) 607- , Roberts North 211

 

Raquel Vega-Duran, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Assistant Professor
B.A., Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Certificate of Graduate Studies in Film Studies, University of Michigan Ph.D., University of Michigan
Teaching: Peninsular Spanish Literature, Spanish Visual Cultural Production (Cinema, Documentary Film,Photography, Painting) , ...
Research: I am currently working on my book Emigrant Dreams / Immigrant Borders: The Construction of Spanish Identity in Contemporary Atlantic and Mediterranean Journeys ,
raquel.vega-duran@cmc.edu , (909) 607-9330, Roberts North 219

 

Salvador Velazco, Ph.D. -- read full profile

 


Associate Professor of Latin American Cinema and Literature
B.A., University of Guadalajara, Mexico; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Teaching: Latin American Cinema, Latin American Documentary, ...
Research: The Heirs: Mexican Documentary Cinema of the 21st Century. It presents a series of close readings of a variety of documentary types and formal approaches that exemplify the extraordinary vitality of this genre in Mexico.,
svelazco@cmc.edu , (909) 607-7984, Roberts North 220

 

Modern Languages and Literatures

Modern Languages Group

The study of foreign languages and literature enables students to develop the skills and competence necessary to appreciate the richness of different cultures and societies. The study of foreign languages is a necessary component of students’ general education. It increases opportunities for those interested in careers in law, international relations, foreign service, teaching, public policy and business.

Major requirements set by the department are flexible and can be, with departmental approval, adjusted to respond to individual students’ interests and needs.

Students will not receive credit for college work that duplicates other college courses, or for foreign language study completed in high school.

The modern languages curricula are based on intercollegiate, cooperative programs among the five Claremont Colleges. Claremont McKenna College offers Arabic, French, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish; other modern languages offered at the Claremont Colleges include Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish at Pomona; French, German, Italian, Spanish at Scripps; Spanish at Pitzer; and Chinese at Harvey Mudd. Enrollment in lower level language courses requires written permission.

Bassam Frangieh
Department Chair
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont. CA 91711
(909) 607-3484
bfrangieh@cmc.edu

Bridgette Stokes
Administrative Assistant
Faculty Support West
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-2835
bstokes@cmc.edu

Conference

Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica XXIII Congreso Anual The Claremont Colleges

Welcome

We are pleased to welcome Professor Norman Valencia, who will teach PORT 22, Intensive Introductory Portuguese

For students with previous exposure to a Romance language (Spanish, French, Italian, or Latin) MTWR 11:00

Portuguese today is spoken by an estimated 230 million people in four continents, making it a truly global language. It is also the language of Brazil, the 5th largest country in the world, and an emerging economic and political powerhouse with an exciting array of cultural expressions. Enhance your knowledge of Latin America through Brazilian literature, music, sports, architecture and film, and find out what samba, capoeira, and Carnaval are really all about. It will be “legal, bacana, lindo maravilhoso”!

PORT 33, the continuation, will be offered in Spring 2014.

Questions? Contact Prof. Lee Skinner, Spanish and Portuguese coordinator, at lskinner@cmc.edu or x73528. ¡Obrigada!

Norman Valencia comes to CMC from Bogota, Colombia, where he is currently the Academic Subdirector of the Instituto Caro y Cuervo. He earned his Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese from Yale in 2009 and is a specialist in 20th century Latin American literature. At CMC he will teach courses in both Portuguese and Spanish.

Fulbright Winners in Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures congratulates Anna Cho, Cody Klock, Susie Lee, Carlos Rivas, and Heather Siegel, Fulbright Award winners for 2012-13. Nation-wide, over 7000 students applied for 1500 Fulbrights in teaching and research this year, and we are delighted that our students have been successful in winning this prestigious and highly competitive award.

Carlos Rivas, (CMC) a dual major in Spanish and Government, will be teaching English in Argentina. He took classes at CMC and also studied in Buenos Aires for a semester.

Heather Siegel, (CMC) a double major in French and Government, will teach English in Belgium. She took upper-division courses in French every semester during her four years at CMC, and during her Junior year, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Heather wrote an honors thesis in French titled "Les ambitions de Sarkozy et le leadership français dans l’intervention en Libye de 2011". (Sarkozy's ambitions and French leadership in the 2011 intervention in Libya)

Anna Cho (Scripps) will teach English in South Korea. She took the full complement of courses offered in Korean at CMC.

Cody Klock (Pitzer) will teach English in South Korea. She took Korean 33 at CMC.

Susie Lee (CMC), a double major in International Relations and Psychology, will teach English in South Korea. She took Korean 44 at CMC.

Olivia Uranga, (CMC) will teach English in Bahrain. She took the full complement of Arabic courses offered at CMC. Olivia studied abroad in Oman during the Spring 2011 semester and participated in the CMC Summer Program in Jordan in 2011.

Contact

Modern Languages and Literatures

Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 607-2835
Fax: (909) 621-8419

Campus Location

Kravis Center, Lower Court
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711