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Jessie Dixon

Associate Professor and Chair of Modern Languages (Spanish)

2 East South Street

Galesburg`, IL 61401-4999



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Meet the Spanish Faculty

Jessie Dixon Jessie D. Dixon, Chair
Burkhardt Distinguished Chair in Modern Langauges
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1998
"My current research focuses on Cuban underground hip-hop as a platform for cultural expression and cultural revolution in contemporary urban society."

Timothy Foster Timothy J. Foster
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures-Spanish
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1994
"One of my greatest satisfactions as a teacher is empowering my students to speak with reasoned authority."

Fernando GomezFernando Gomez
Associate Professor of Modern Languages-Spanish
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007
"In my research I enjoy investigating the diverse ways authors have depicted the human experience over the centuries."

Jerome MinerJerome Miner
Associate Professor of Spanish, Director, Dorothy Johnson '39 and Richard Burkhardt '39 Language Center
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1995
"My current research is in computer-assisted instruction, translation, and 20th-century Latin American narrative."

Julio NoriegaJulio Noriega
Visiting Associate Professor of Modern Languages-Spanish, On-site Director, Barcelona Program
Ph.D., Latin American and Peninsular Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
"My interests lie in Spanish-American Migrant Literature within the context of colonial-postcolonial, transatlantic and cultural studies theories in Latin America as well as Indigenous Cultures of America in modernization."

Robin RaganRobin Ragan
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literature-Spanish, Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2001
"I am particularly intrigued with the way 19th century medical discourse portrays illness as a natural state in women."

Claudia FernandezClaudia Fernández
Associate Professor of Modern Languages-Spanish
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago, 2005
"In particular, I investigate how adults learn the morphology and syntax (i.e., grammar) of a second language in the classroom."

Antonio Prado Antonio Prado
Associate Professor of Modern Languages-Spanish
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana, 2006
"I am interested in grass roots producers that focus on positive representations of women in the popular resistance and class struggle against the Argentine capitalist State at a local level and neo-liberal globalization as a world system."

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