Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty and Staff

The department faculty is made up of 19 full-time professors and occasional well-qualified part-time instructors who come from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. All of our professors have doctorates in language, literature, or area studies and are both accomplished teachers and published scholars.

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Carlos Ardavín
Associate Professor
Spanish language, literature and culture
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
 
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Alan Astro
Professor
French language, literature and culture
Ph.D., Yale University
Web: http://www.trinity.edu/aastro/

 
Rosana Blanco-Cano
Assistant Professor
Spanish-American literature and culture
Ph.D., Tulane University
Burke
Sarah Burke
Professor
Russian language, literature and culture; art history
Ph.D., University of Texas

Nina C. Ekstein
Professor
French language and literature
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

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Stephen Field
J.K. and Ingrid Lee Professor of Chinese
Chinese language, literature and culture
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Web: http://www.trinity.edu/sfield/Zhongwenxi.html
 

Jinli He
Assistant Professor
Chinese language, literature and culture
Ph.D., Peking University
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Bruce Holl
Associate Professor
Russian language, literature and culture
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
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Nanette Le Coat
Associate Professor
French language and literature
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Web: http://www.trinity.edu/nlecoat

Madrid
Arturo Madrid
Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities
Spanish-American and Mexican-American literature, Latino culture in the U.S.
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
Web: http://www.trinity.edu/amadrid/
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Pablo Martínez
Associate Professor
Spanish-American literature and culture
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Web: http://www.trinity.edu/pmartine/Martinez/
 
Debra Ochoa
Assistant Professor
20th century Spanish Peninsular Literature and Film, Spanish Women Writers
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Bladimir Ruiz, Chair
Associate Professor
Spanish-American literature and culture
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Web: http://www.trinity.edu/bruiz 
 

Thomas Sebastian
Professor
German language and literature
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Web: http://www.trinity.edu/tsebasti/sebastian.htm
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Matthew D. Stroud
Professor
Spanish language and literature
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Web: http://www.trinity.edu/mstroud/index.html

Heather Sullivan
Associate Professor
German language and literature
Ph.D., University of Washington
Web: http://www.trinity.edu/hsulliva/

Rita Urquijo-Ruiz
Associate Professor
Mexican/Mexican-American literature
Ph.D., University of California San Diego
 
Ward
Michael Ward
Associate Professor
Spanish and Italian language and literature
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
 
Jie Zhang
Assistant Professor
Chinese language, literature and cinema
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
JoAnn Ayari
Academic Office Manager

 
 
 

 

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