Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Hanan Elsayad

Hanan Elsayed, Chair

Associate Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., Montclair State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University; Graduate Certificate in African Studies, Rutgers University
Hanan Elsayed teaches French and Arabic languages and literatures. Read her Oxy Story profile.
Professor Mariska Bolyanatz

Mariška Bolyanatz Brown

Assistant Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Languages
B.A., Gordon College, Massachusetts; M.A., University of Illinois, Chicago; Ph.D., UCLA
Mariška Bolyanatz Brown is a linguist whose work focuses on socially conditioned variation in speech production and perception in Spanish. Read her Oxy Story profile.
Professor Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis

Norman Bridge Distinguished Professor of Spanish, Spanish and French Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA
Robert Ellis teaches courses in Spanish and in modern Spanish literature and civilization.
Professor Salvador Fernández

Salvador Fernández

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., UC Riverside; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., UCLA
Salvador Fernández teaches courses on Spanish and Latin American literature and civilization, as well as Mexican and Chicano/a studies. His research areas of interest are the contemporary Mexican novel and Chicano/a studies.

Susan Grayson

Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., UCLA; Ph.D., Wright Institute Los Angeles Attestation d’études, Université de Bordeaux
Grayson has taught the 18th- and 19th-century French novel, French feminism, women's studies, literary criticism, and French grammar and composition at all levels.
Professor Felisa Guillen

Felisa Guillén

Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., M.A., University of Madrid; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
Felisa Guillén teaches courses in Spanish and in medieval, Renaissance, and baroque Spanish literature.
Professor Viviana MacManus

Viviana MacManus

Assistant Professor, Spanish and French Studies
B.A., Occidental College; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Viviana MacManus teaches courses on U.S. and transnational feminist movements, women of color, feminist research methods, race and gender in the media, as well as Latin American/Latinx film and literary studies and Latin American human rights.
Professor Arthur Saint Aubin

Arthur Saint-Aubin

Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Black Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
While his earlier teaching and research centered on the Francophone literatures of the Caribbean and West Africa, Arthur Saint-Aubin currently teaches courses in the theory and practice of translation.
Professor Mike Shelton

Michael Shelton

Associate Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Cognitive Science; Affiliated Faculty, Linguistics; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.S., St. Cloud State University; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Michael Shelton is a linguist, specializing in phonology and psycholinguistics.

On Special Appointment

Lauren Brown

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, Spanish and French Studies
B.A., Ph.D., UCLA

Alejandra Castellanos

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Spanish and French Studies
B.A., Cal State University, Channel Islands, M.A., University of California, Irvine; P.h.D., University of California, Irvine (in progress)
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Maria Castro

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, Spanish & French Studies
B.A, Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; M.A, George Washington University; M.A,; Ph.D University of Washington

Alicia Gonzalez

Non-Tenure Track Senior Instructor, Spanish and French Studies
A.B., Stanford University; M.A., UCLA
Professor Gloria Orozco Allan

Gloria Orozco

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, Spanish and French Studies
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., UCLA

Karina Rincon

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Spanish and French Studies
A.B., Occidental College; M.A., UCLA