Òscar O. Santos-Sopena, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Office: Classroon Center320-E
Home Page: http://about.me/oscarsantossopena
Dr. Santos-Sopena holds a B.A., and M.A., in Foreign Languages and Literatures (English) from Universidad Complutense (Spain), a M.A., in Spanish Language and Literature from The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), a Ph.D., Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture - Comparative and Cultural Studies from University of Maryland - College Park, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University (NYU).
Teaching and Related Service Dr. Santos-Sopena teaches a diverse variety of Cultural Studies courses. He teaches seminars about film, art, music, history, composition, and literature for Spanish as a Second Language and Heritage Speakers as well. He is interested in topics such as dream, city, literary theory, and journalism. He has taught a variety of courses about Catalan language, literature, and culture.
As an educator, he holds a very active research agenda in using technology in language, culture, history, film, and literature higher education courses. He is interested in Online, Blended-Hybrid, and e-Learning courses.
Dr. Santos-Sopena is an Official Member, Contributor, and WEB Commission Coordinator of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (A.N.L.E.). He is an Advisory Board member and Associate Editor of several international academic journals, such as Quaderni Ibero Americani, Transfer, or Puente Atlántico.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Santos-Sopena’s research interests include Medieval and Classical culture, history, and literature at the Mediterranean and Transatlantic thought. His research specialization is the language, culture, history, and literature of XIV - XVII centuries Iberian Peninsula, especially European Humanism, Renaissance, and Baroque.
Dr. Santos-Sopena is the author of several articles and media projects, such as:
"Llibre de l’Orde de Cavalleria. Libro de la orden de caballería. The book of the Order of Chivalry." LOS MUNDOS DE RAMÓN LLULL EN LAS LENGUAS DE HOY. Coordinator: Julia Butinyà. Ed. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED, Madrid (Spain)
"Son~adores Literarios: una (re)lectura de Los suen~os de Quevedo a trave?s del humanismo peninsular." Actas VI Congreso de la Asociacio?n Hispa?nica de Humanidades (AHH): Literatura y cine: el Bicentenario de la Independencia Iberoamericana y de la Constitucio?n de Ca?diz. Madrid (Spain).