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Graziana RamsdenModern Languages Faculty




Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara in Hispanic Languages and Literatures

Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari"

Areas of Expertise and Interest
Second Language Acquisition 
Digital Pedagogy 
20th Century Peninsular Spanish novel 
Iberoamerican Film
Popular Culture

Courses taught
Beginner Italian (ITAL 101-102)
Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 201-202)
Spanish Conversation (SPAN 300) 
Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (SPAN 301)
Hispanic Civilization (SPAN 310)
Spanish and Latin American Cinema Seminar (SPAN 390-HON 301)

Recent Publications and Papers Given
"Hispanic Civilization without Books, " Conference Proceedings from EDULEARN '10, Barcelona, July 2010;

"On the Road: Social Critique and Personal Discovery in Y tu mamá también," West Virginia University, October 2009;

"Teaching Spanish History through Film," West Virginia University, October 2008;

"Amores Perros and New Punk  Cinema," West Virginia University, October 2007;

"Queering Melodrama" MCLA, February 2005 "Cinema as the Site of Identity and Desire: El beso de la mujer araña by Manuel Puig." Utah Foreign Language Review, Fall 2004;

"Todo sobre mi madre: transgender / transgenre / transnational", University of Kentucky, April 2003;

"Bilingualism in the United States," television appearance, Community Television of the Southern Berkshires, November 2003;

"The History of Queer", MCLA, November 2003. "Manuel Puig, Pedro Almodóvar and the Politics of Camp," The Mind's Eye, Spring 2002.

Academic Service at MCLA
Advisor, Good Vibes! Yoga Club
Advisor, Latin American Society
Member, Honors Advisory Board
Member, Editorial Board, The Mind's Eye
Member, Women's Center Board


100 Porter St. | 413-662 5399 | Email Graziana Ramsden