Rebbecca Kaplan

Visiting Spanish Instructor

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Office: S501A Callaway Center



Rebbecca Kaplan holds a PhD from the University of Kentucky, where she wrote a dissertation exploring the intersection of memory and commerce in literary, cinematic, and spatial texts of the post-dictatorial Southern Cone, a topic on which she has published and presented. She has taught everything from beginning Spanish-language classes to upper-division courses on Latin American culture, history, and literature, which her time living and working in Spain and Latin America has helped to inform. She also recently developed a new business Spanish course, which explores Hispanic cultural norms, US-Latin American business and political relations, and the growing US Hispanic/Latino market. In addition to her research and work in the Department, Rebbecca also holds a position in the Goizueta Business School, where she works closely with admissions, marketing, and program-development professionals to design recruiting strategies meant to increase the enrollment of Hispanic/Latino professionals across the School's five MBA programs. Rebbecca is active in the Atlanta community and serves on the Executive Board of the Hispanic Corporate Council of Atlanta as VP-Historian. Learn more about Rebbecca and follow her posts on languages for the professions at