Spanish Faculty

Daniel  Aguirre Oteiza

Daniel Aguirre Oteiza

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
Director of Graduate Studies
A. B., Universidad de Salamanca; Diploma of Higher Studies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests: Modern Spanish Peninsular Literature; Spanish Civil War, Exile, Historical Memory; Modern Peninsular and Latin...

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Boylston Hall 321
p: (617) 495-5478
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment
Bailey Buchanan

Bailey Buchanan

Interim Spanish Preceptor
Research Interests: second language acquisition, bi/multilingualism, educational linguistics, dual language education, and academic language development
Boylston Hall 416
p: (617) 495-8476
Office Hours: Contact faculty for office hours
Johanna  Liander

Johanna Liander

Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
A.B., Harvard University; M.A. New York University (in Spain); A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests: Language Pedagogy; 20th-Century Spanish and Latin American Literature; Cinema

Boylston Hall 421
p: (617) 495-5895
Office Hours: contact faculty for office hours
María  Luisa  Parra

María Luisa Parra

Co-Director of Language Programs
Undergraduate Advisor in Spanish, Latin American, and Latino Studies
Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish)

Research Interests: Spanish as a heritage language and Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy; Child Language Development and Bilingualism; Latino Families and Immigration; Immigration and Education... Read more about María Luisa Parra

Boylston Hall 326
p: (617) 495-1868
Office Hours: contact faculty for office hours
Diana  Sorensen

Diana Sorensen

On Leave Fall 2022
James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish), Professor of Comparative Literature
B.A. in Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Diana Sorensen is James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures and of Comparative Literature.  Before joining the Harvard faculty in 2001... Read more about Diana Sorensen

Boylston Hal 418
p: (617) 384-7511
Office Hours: (On Leave Fall 2022)
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Raquel Vega-Durán

Faculty Chair of Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, Harvard University
Senior Lecturer in Peninsular and Transatlantic Film and Literature
Formerly Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at Claremont McKenna College

Research Interests: Migration and Border Studies; Transatlantic Cultural History and Literature; Peninsular Spanish Cultural Studies;...

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Boylston 325
p: 617-495-4433