Roxana Zuniga

Roxana Zuniga

Assistant Professor - Teaching
Coordinator of Spanish 1010, 1020, and 1060 and Coordinator of Spanish Learning Community

ax3071@wayne.edu

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Roxana Zuniga

Roxana Zuniga is the Coordinator for Spanish 1010, 1020, and 1060 and an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Spanish in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.  She was born in El Salvador and her research interests include: Spanish, Latin American Literature and Culture, Latin American history and politics, and Latinx studies. 

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Spanish Language and Culture

Latin American Literature and Culture

Latinx and Latin American Studies

Salvadoran Literature and Culture

Chicano/a/x Literature and Culture

Learning Communities 

Service Learning

Education

  • Ph.D., Modern Languages, Minor in Literary Criticism, Wayne State University, 2015
  • M.A., Spanish, Wayne State University, 2007
  • B.A., Spanish and Latin American Studies, Minor in Political Science, Oakland University, 2005
  • Certificate on the Teaching of Spanish as a foreign language, University of Salamanca, Spain, Summer 2017

Awards and grants

 2020-2023 Spanish Learning Community Award for SPA 1010 and 1020

2019-2020 Spanish Learning Community Award for SPA 1010 and 1020

2018-2019 Spanish Learning Community Award for SPA 1010 and 1060

2018-2019 Spanish Learning Community of the Year Award

Currently teaching

SPA 3040, Commercial Spanish, 3 credits, Winter 2022

SPA 1010, Elementary Spanish II--Learning Community Section, 4 credits, Winter 2022

Courses taught

SPA 2400/LAS 2100, Chicano/a Literature and Culture, 3 credits, Fall 2019, Fall 2021

SPA 3025, Cultural Connections, Grammar and Composition II, 3 credits, Fall 2017, Fall 2021

SPA 2025, Cultural Connections, Grammar and Composition I, 3 credits (2 sections), Winter 2018

SPA 1010, Elementary Spanish I Learning Community section, 4 credits, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Winter 2022

SPA 2010, Intermediate Spanish I/Honors Section, 4 credits, Fall 2016

SPA  1020, Elementary Spanish II Learning Community Section, 4 credits, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021

LAS 1420, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Latino/a Studies Research, 3 credits, Winter 2015

LAS 1410, Introduction to Latin America, Summer Enrichment Program, Summer 2014 and 2015