Faculty & Staff


Daniel Frost 

Chair, Department of Spanish
Ph.D. Harvard University
Fields: 18th- & 19th-Century Spanish Literature; Literature & Visual Technology; Landscape Studies
Email: dfrost@holycross.edu 
Office: Stein 407 Phone: (508) 793-3708
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Josep Alba-Salas


Ph.D. Cornell University
Fields: Spanish and Romance Linguistics; Theoretical Syntax (Spanish, Italian, and Catalan); Second Language Acquisition; Applied Linguistics
Email: jalba@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 414 Phone: (508) 793-2539
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M. Estrella Cibreiro-Couce

Rev. John E. Brooks Chair in the Humanities
Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Fields: Women's Writing; 20th Century Spanish Theater; Film and Cultural Studies; Feminism and Literature
Email: ecibreir@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 406 Phone: (508) 793-3308
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Bridget Franco

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Ph.D. University of California - Irvine
Fields:  Latin American Film Studies, Digital Humanities, Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay) Literature and Memory Studies, Engaged Pedagogy in the Spanish-language Curriculum
Email: bfranco@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 412 Phone: (508) 793-2291
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Helen Freear-Papio

Director of the Foreign Language Assistants Program
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Fields: Contemporary Spanish Drama written by Women; 20th Century Drama and Novel; Directed Independent Language Instruction; Technology in the Language Classroom
Email: hfreear@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 458  Phone: (508) 793-2765
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Rodrigo Fuentes

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Associate Professor
Ph.D. Cornell University
Fields: Prose Fiction in Spanish; Narrative and Visual Arts; Central American Testimonial Literature
Email: rfuente@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 410  
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Francisco Gago-Jover

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison
Fields: Medieval Spanish Literature; History of the Spanish Language; Lexicography; Medieval Military Art and Science; Computers in Modern Language
Email: fgagojov@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 441 Phone: (508) 793-2532
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Elizabeth O'Connell-Inman

Director of the Directed Independent Spanish and Pedagogical Coordinator
Senior Lecturer
M.A. Brown University
Fields: Technology in the Language Classroom; Directed Independent Language Instruction; Contemporary Latin American Literature
Email: einman@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 312 Phone: (508) 793-3412
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Juan G. Ramos

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Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Fields: Modernismo and Avant-Gardes in Latin America, World Literature and Latin America, Decolonial Thought and Latin American cultural production
Email: jramos@holycross.edu 
Office: Stein 408 Phone: (508) 793-2607 
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Elizabeth Spragins

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University
Fields: early modern Mediterranean studies, early modern Iberian literature, historiography, Critical Race Studies, death studies, theories of the body
Email: espragin@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 405 Phone: 508-793-3961
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Cynthia L. Stone

Ph.D. University of Michigan
Fields: Film and Cultural Studies; Protest Literature; Interrelations Among Words and Images in a Variety of Media: Mesoamerican Codices, Early Missionary Writings in the New World, Films set in Colonial Spanish America, Translations of Indigenous Traditions
Email: cstone@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 459 Phone: (508) 793-2272
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Ellen Lokos

Ph.D. Harvard University
Fields: Golden Age Spanish Literature; Women's Writing; Literature & Performance 
Email: elokos@holycross.edu 
Office Stein 441



Ana Irene Ugarte


Assistant Professor
Fields: Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean literature, health humanities, disability studies, indigenous languages and cultures, science fiction, 20th and 21st century Latin American fiction, and contemporary Yucatec Maya literature
Email:  augarte@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 402   Phone: 508-793-3309 
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Carolina Blázquez Gándara

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Visiting Assistant Professor 
Ph.D. Boston University
Fields: Social poetry of Spain, Spanish Poetry written by women,  Migration and Identity in Spanish contemporary prose
Office: Stein 456A  Phone: 508-793-3353  PO Box: 59A
Office hours:  W-11-12 and F 11-1pm. And by appointment



Laurie Garriga


Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Boston University
Fields: Transatlantic Studies, Exile, Archive, Spanish Civil War, Puerto Rican Literature, Caribbean Studies
Email: lgarriga@holycross.edu 
Office: Stein 456B
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Alberto Castillo Ventura 

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Harvard University
Fields: Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, Modernism and Politics in Central America and Mexico, Critical Theory, Central American Studies, Migration and U.S.-Latin America Relations.
Email: acastill@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 409A


Sonia Zeglen

Coordinator, Spanish Department and Foreign Language Assistants Program
Email: szeglen@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 402  
Phone: 508 793 -3353



Faculty Emeriti

Isabel Álvarez Borland

Distinguished Professor of Arts & Humanities Emerita
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Fields: US Cuban and Latino Literature; Cuban Literature; Caribbean Literature; Contemporary Latin American Narrative
Email: ialvarez@holycross.edu.
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John T. Cull

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fields European Emblem Literature, Spanish Golden Age Comedia, Spanish Golden Age Prose,
Medieval Spanish Medicine, Spanish Sentimental Fiction.
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