University of Southern Indiana

Manuel Apodaca Valdez

Manuel Apodaca Valdez

Associate Professor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures


812-228-5038
Liberal Arts Center - 3067

 

Education

Degree

 Date

 Major Field

 Purdue University

 Ph. D.

 2002-2006

 Comparative Literature

Dissertation Title: “Ritualistic Hybridities: A Comparative Study of the Afro-Mexican Devils Dance of the Costa Chica Region.” Dissertation Committee: Floyd Merrell (Chair), Arkadi Plotnitsky, Song No, Marcia Stephenson.

Purdue University

 M.A.

 2000-2002

 Spanish Linguistics

Thesis Title: “A Historical and Comparative Analysis of Indo-European Sonorants Based on Syllable Structure in Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, and Modern Spanish.” Robert M. Hammond (Chair), Mary Niepokuj, Robert Shannon.

University of Guanajuato

 B.A.

 1990-1995

 Spanish Language and Literature

Delhi University

 Diploma

 1995-1997

 Sanskrit Language and Literature

Thesis Title: “Retórica y Poética en Perseo Vencido de Gilberto Owen (Rhetoric and Poetics in Gilberto Owen’s Perseo Vencido).” Benjamín Valdivia, (Chair), Luis Palacios, Ana María López

Major Fields of Interest:

Contemporary Latin American Literature

Afro-Latin American Studies

Teaching Spanish as a Second Language

U.S. Latino/a Literature and Culture

Folklore Studies: dance, music, popular religion, and oral tradition

Latin American Cultural Studies

     
       
       
       
       
       
       

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