Casa Émory

  • Carnaval, Spring 2017

  • Elvira Sastre and Adriana Moragues perform during Casa Émory poetry series during Fall 2015

  • Poetry Reading by Carlos Aldzábal (Argentina)

  • Luis García Montero (Spain) Poetry Reading

  • Concierto en La Casa Émory

  • Residents of Casa Émory with guest poets Elvira Sastre, Adriana Moragues, Jorge Galán, and Visiting Professor and poet Fernando Valverde

Bienvenidos/Bem-vindos/Welcome to Casa Émory: The Spanish & Portuguese House!

Casa Émory is a theme residence for students who wish to broaden their knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese outside of the classroom setting. It's the perfect place to live on campus while keeping up everyday use of the languages as well as contact with the cultures of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world.

Casa Émory offers a comfortable and family-like environment, where the focus on "living in" Spanish and Portuguese is reinforced by daily interaction with resident language instructors from Spain and Brazil.

Residents collaborate with Emory's Department of Spanish and Portuguese to host a variety of cultural events throughout the year, many of which are open to the public and co-sponsored by Amigos of Casa Émory and other Latino/Hispanic organizations and institutions.

Spanish and Portuguese majors and minors, native and heritage speakers, students who are planning to study abroad or have returned from abroad, and others with a strong interest in the Ibero-American world are encouraged to apply.

Photo of Casa residents in red t-shirts

Casa Émory Residents' 2016-17 First Meeting

Movie Screening

Mexican Movie Night - Spring 2016

Casa Emory

First Tertulia of the Semester - Spring 2016


Dinner at Casa Émory - Spring 2015

Dia de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos at the Atlantic Historical Center - Fall 2014

Concert by Elvira Sastre and Adriana Moragues - Fall 2015

Casa Émory is located on Peavine Creek Road (near the baseball fields).

Interactive Campus Map

Faculty Advisor

Elva Gonzalez

  M. Elva Gonzalez
  Lecturer in Spanish
  Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  Office: 503 South Callaway Center
  Phone: 404-727-6545

Elva González completed her Licenciatura degree in Spanish Philology at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, in 2003 and later earned a Certificate on pedagogy in 2005 and a Master’s in Bilingual Education in 2011, both from the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.

Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2015, González held positions at the International House in Tarragona, Spain; Colegio de España in Salamanca, Spain; and Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama.

Her field of specialization includes second language pedagogy and acquisition, community engaged learning and study abroad.

Activity Coordinators

Danilo Neves Pereira

danilo.nevesProfessor Danilo Neves Pereira grew up in Goiânia, the capital of the Brazilian state of Goiás. In 2016, he achieved his Master’s Degree in Letras e Linguística (Letters and Linguistics) from the Universidade Federal de Goiás, the same university from which he graduated in English Language and English Literatures in 2013. During his years at the Universidade Federal de Goiás, Professor Pereita wrote about how the literatures written in the English Language contribute to the development of critically intercultural identities in Brazilian contexts where English is used as a Second Language. In his Master's thesis, he also discussed theories on critical teaching and critical Applied Linguistics as well as on literary theories that can be applied to the Second Language classroom. Lately, he has also been interested in post-colonial theories, particularly, in the creation of new epistemologies that apply to Brazilian contexts of Second Language Acquisition and in how literary texts fit into the Second Language classroom.

He has also been an instructor for many years at the Language Institute (Centro de Línguas) at the Universidade Federal de Goiás, where he conducted his research during both his undergraduate and graduate studies.

Daniel Augusto de Oliveira


Professor Daniel Augusto de Oliveira was born in Lima Duarte, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. He moved to Juiz de Fora, MG, in early 2003 to go to high school and later university. He majored in Portuguese and English at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora and later completed his Masters in Linguistics at the same institution. From 2010 to 2015, he conducted research on foreign language teaching and classroom interaction. His research is focused on interaction and power relations in institutional settings, from the perspective of three discursive approaches: Conversation Analysis, Interactional Sociolinguistics, and Ethnography of Communication.

Prof. Oliveira has taught both English and Portuguese as a foreign language in multicultural contexts at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora and at the Federal Institute of Southeast Minas Gerais, Bom Sucesso Campus. He also has experience as an interpreter and translator.

Nauzet Lozano Alvarado

nauzetNauzet Lozano Alvarado joined Emory University this academic year as a Teaching Assistant in the Spanish and Portuguese Department. He was born in Gran Canaria, Spain, and graduated from the University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria (ULPGC) in 2012, obtaining his BA in Hispanic Philology. By that time, he also studied abroad, during 2010 – 2011, at Libera Università Maria Santissima Assunta (LUMSA) in Rome. In 2013, he enrolled in a Master’s Degree called Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Salamanca (USAL). After that, he moved back to Canary Islands where he specialized in pedagogy receiving his second Master’s Degree in Didactics and Pedagogy of Spanish Language and Literature from the ULPGC in 2015.

Before coming to the U.S., Professor Lozano was the recipient of the VII Academic Performance Excellence Award of the University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria. Prior to joining the Spanish and Portuguese Department at Emory University, he has been working every summer from 2014 in the Cursos Internacionales of the USAL teaching a wide variety of courses.

Finally, Prof. Lozano has a strong interest in the areas of applied linguistics: second language acquisition, sociolinguistics studies and language pedagogy. During his MA studies, his research has focused on questions of language change in Spanish, with particular attention to how social, cultural and cognitive factors combine to influence the language.

Casa Émory es un espacio cuyo sentido último es abrir una puerta a la convivencia y al intercambio cultural a aquellos estudiantes que estén interesados en profundizar o simplemente en compartir algún aspecto relacionado con las culturas española e hispanoamericana.


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