Students who wish to gain linguistic skills in basic and conversational Spanish will benefit from the Spanish minor.
The minor is designed to sharpen basic skills in Spanish as well as introduce and sharpen more advanced conversational Spanish, a skill that is highly marketable in a wide variety of fields and disciplines.
As a part of your language program, we also strongly encourage you to participate in one of the many study-abroad and travel-study programs coordinated by the Center for International Studies.
Learn more about the Literatures and Languages Department at Parkside.
DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFO
Literatures and Languages | Rita 278 | 262-595-2331
Rusquin Chádez Ibarra
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Dr<b>. </b>Rusquin Roberto Chadez Ibarra completed his B.A. in Hispanic Literature at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, in Mexico City. He also completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish with a concentration in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Houston. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the Department of Literatures and Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. In this institution, he teaches Spanish at all levels, including Medical Spanish and Spanish as a Heritage Language; Spanish and Spanish American Literature and Culture Studies, and Community-Based Learning courses. Dr. Chadez Ibarra has published a critical introduction to a new edition of Rosario Sansores’ <i>Diez años de juventud </i>(1946), entitled, “Rosario Sansores: Una mirada crítica a su obra narrativa y periodística.” In addition, he has published some academic articles in national and international academic journals, such as “<i>Identidad viajera: La mexicanidad de Rosario Sansores en su poesía transnacional</i>,” in <i>Border-Lines</i>, University of Nevada, Reno. Moreover, Dr. Chadez Ibarra has presented various papers at national and international conferences. He already submitted an academic article for publication in a prestigious academic journal and is currently working on a second article. He is also expanding one of his research lines to publish it as a book in a prestigious academic publisher.
Sarah Pina, Ph.D.
Sarah Piña, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Latina/o Literature. She has previously served on the editorial board for Arte Público Press, the nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by US Hispanic authors, and as Research Assistant for the distinguished Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, now celebrating its 25th anniversary at the University of Houston. Piña is the author of several publications on the complex ties between Afro-Caribbean spirituality, gender and sexuality, and US Hispanic literature, including the chapter “Habla Yemayá: El archivo y la etnografía feminista-queer de Lydia Cabrera” in the critical anthology Nuestro Caribe: Poder, raza y postnacionalismos para dinamitar el archipiélago LGBTQ (Isla Negra Editores, 2016).