Julian ArribasProfessor of Spanish; Department Chair
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University Hall 3170
(205) 975-5349

Research and Teaching Interests: History of Cultures and Literatures of the Hispanic World, Pre-1800 Hispanic Literature, Beauty and Love in Hispanic Literature

Margaret Dumas Bond.

Instructor of French
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University Hall 3110
(205) 934-8902

Research and Teaching Interests: French Language and Culture, Business French, French Literature

Krista Chambless. Associate Professor of French and Spanish
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University Hall 3123
(205) 934-4652

Research and Teaching Interests: Spanish, French, Foreign Cultures, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Foreign Language Methods (Classroom Instruction), Teacher Development, Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom

Brock Cochran. Instructor of Spanish, Coordinator of Foreign Language Media Services
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University Hall 3007
(205) 934-6035

Research and Teaching Interests: Technology, Spanish-English Translation, Translation Theory

Catherine Danielou. Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of French
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Heritage Hall 560
(205) 934-5643

Research and Teaching Interests: History of Ideas; 17th-century French Literature; Moralistes Writers; Ancien Régime France; Aging in 17th-century French Women Writings; Rural France; Littérature du Terroir; French Culture; Franco-Americans

Roberto Mayoral Hernandez. Associate Professor of Spanish
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University Hall 3114
(205) 934-4652

Research and Teaching Interests: Corpus Linguistics, Subject Position, Language Variation, Argument Alternations

Visiting Instructor
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University Hall 3106

Ling MaInstructor of Chinese
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University Hall 3118
(205) 934-1834

Research and Teaching Interests: Foreign Language Acquisition and Education, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture, Creative Writing

John Maddox. Assistant Professor of Spanish
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University Hall 3116
(205) 975-5329

Research and Teaching Interests: Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture, the Caribbean, US-Brazil-Hispanic Comparisons, Ways of Understanding the Body (Medicine, Gender, Race)

John K. Moore Jr.Associate Professor of Spanish
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University Hall 3166
(205) 934-8901

Research and Teaching Interests: Hispanic Cultural and Literary History, Ethnic Studies, the Road to Santiago and Pilgrimage, Film Studies, Art and Architecture

Malinda Blair O'Leary. Associate Professor of Spanish
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University Hall 3121
(205) 996-4766

Research and Teaching Interests: Second Language Acquisition, Language Education, Languages for Specific Purposes

Carols L. Orihuela. Professor of Spanish
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Research and Teaching Interests: Latin American Contemporary Literature (since Romanticism and Modernism), Indigenous Cultures (especially Andean) and Literatures. Afro-Hispanic Literatures, Latin American Poetry, Literary Theory

Erika Hille Rinker. Associate Professor of German
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University Hall 3119
(205) 975-5352

Research and Teaching Interests: Twentieth-century German and Austrian Literature and Culture, Literature and Medicine, Translation Theory and Practice, Travel Writing, Women’s Writing

Giuliana Russo Skinner. Instructor of Italian
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Humanities Building 402
(205) 934-4652

Research and Teaching Interests: Language and Identity Issues, Pragmatics, Semantics, Etymology, Language and Culture, Second Language Teaching Methods, Educational Technology

Lourdes Sanchez Lopez. Professor of Spanish; Director, Spanish for Specific Purposes Certificate program
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University Hall 3168
(205) 934-8281

Research and Teaching Interests: Spanish for Specific Purposes (Health and Business), Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Phonetics and Phonology, Cultural Studies, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Community Service-learning and Engaged Scholarship

Yumi Takamiya newAssistant Professor of Japanese
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University Hall 3117
(205) 934-0910

Research and Teaching Interests: Applied Linguistics, Pragmatics, Discourse/Conversation Analysis, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Teacher Education, Language Assessment, Cross-Cultural Communication