Department of Spanish
Fourth Floor, Stein Hall
Chair: Josep Alba-Salas
Coordinator: Sonia Zeglen
Daniel Frost, professor of Spanish, poses for a selfie with students holding — what else? — Frostys.
The Spanish department has one of the largest, most diverse and widely specialized faculty members among liberal arts colleges, with expertise in Caribbean, Latin American, Latinx, Peninsular, and pre-Hispanic literature, film, drama, cultural studies, and women's writing, as well as creative writing, linguistics, medical humanities, and critical race and decolonial studies, among other areas.
The faculty design major courses that engage students in conversations about contemporary research, in addition to contributing courses across the college curriculum, including Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies, the College Honors Program, Montserrat, Passport, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, and Environmental Studies.
Foreign Language Assistants
Our students’ academic experience is enhanced through small group practice sessions --called Practicum-- led by Foreign Language Assistants (FLAs). Our FLAs are native speakers from Argentina, Peru and Spainwho have been carefully selected from our study abroad sites and have undergone rigorous pedagogical training as language instructors. They also serve as ambassadors to Holy Cross students planning to study abroad in their home countries.
Learn more about our Foreign Language Assistants and connect with the Spanish foreign language assistants on Instagram.