Graduate Students

 

Yeongju Lee

Yeongju Lee
Born and raised in South Korea, Yeongju received her B.A. and M.A. in Hispanic Literature at Seoul National University. Before moving to Atlanta, she lived in various cities in Korea and in Malaga, Spain. Her interest   is in formation of cultural identity, popular culture, digital technology and ethics of the Others. She is especially interested in pursuing research on the wide range of cultural identities that have been generated by recent global dynamics and on cultural representations of the guilt that privileged majorities have towards minorities.


Erin Roark

Erin Roark

Erin Roark has an M.A. in Spanish Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.A.Ed. in Spanish from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, a B.A. in Studio Art from Smith College,and is currently working on her PhD at Emory University. Her interests includecontemporary Latin American art, aesthetics, art theory, alternative modes ofcommunication, and art as social protest. She is also interested in thecontemporary and historical connections between Spain and North Africa and therepresentation of dance in film.

eeroark@emory.edu

Sergio Salazar

Sergio SalazarSergio's interests trace the role of the intellectual as cultural gatekeeper when confronting industrialized aesthetic manifestations (from cinema to graffiti), mainly in contemporary urban literature from Latin America. His pedagogical project focuses on fostering language acquisition through the use of realia and the implementation of communicative techniques where beginner learners are at the center of the cognitive experience. He received an MA in education from Carthage College and an MA in Latin American literature from the University of Iowa.

sergio.salazar@emory.edu

Guilherme Von Streber

Guilherme Von Streber
Guilherme Von Streber earned his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. As an undergraduate, he focused his studies in Sociolinguistics and Foreign Language Methodologies. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Hispanic Studies at Emory University. His research interests are in language attitudes and the contact of Spanish and Portuguese in the border territories of South America. He is interested in knowing how linguistic practices and their cultural implications shape the identities of their speakers. Additionally, he also has a particular interest in Pedagogy and Foreign Language Teaching. Guilherme is originally from Poços de Caldas-Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lived in Paraguay for most of his life and moved to the United States in 2014. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, and Guaraní.