Roxana Zuniga

Roxana Zuniga

Lecturer - Spanish
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 a Lecturer of 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 StudiesSalvadoran Literature and CultureChicano/a/x Literature and Culture 

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

  •  Fall 2018-August 2020, Learning Community Award for Spanish Basic Courses

  •  Fall 2020-Winter 2022, Learning Community Award for Spanish Basic Courses

Currently teaching

  • SPA 3040, Commercial Spanish, 3 credits, Winter 2021

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

Courses taught

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

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

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

SPA 1010, Elementary Spanish I, 4 credits, Fall 2016

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

SPA 1010, Elementary Spanish I, 4 credits, Winter 2016

SPA  1020, Elementary Spanish II, 4 credits, Fall 2015

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