Alec Schumacher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literature—Spanish

Professor Schumacher teaches classes on language, literature, and culture as Assistant Professor of Spanish at Gonzaga University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017, with an emphasis on contemporary Latin American...

Dr. Alec Schumacher

Contact Information

  • Spring 2019
    Mondays, 10:40 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Wednesdays, 10:40 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Fridays, 10:40 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • 509-313-5862

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Latin American Literature

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spanish and Latin American Literature

B.A., St. Norbert College, Spanish and Philosophy

Courses Taught

SPAN 301: Advanced Spanish I

SPAN 302: Advanced Spanish II

SPAN 303: Survey of Spanish Literature I

SPAN 308: Survey of Latin American Literature II

SPN 481: Contemporary Latin American Poetry and Performance


Professor Schumacher teaches classes on language, literature, and culture as Assistant Professor of Spanish at Gonzaga University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017, with an emphasis on contemporary Latin American literature. His doctoral thesis treats the intersections of performance, politics, and participation with poetic production of the late 20th century. His research interests include Juan Luis Martinez, Chilean poetry, the neo-avant-gardes in Latin America, translation theory, and experimental poetics and performance.

La bandera de Chile/The Chilean Flag. Elvira Hernández. Kenning Editions, 2019.

"Otredad, traducción y lírica en 'Poemas del otro' in Martínez Total, eds. Braulio Fernández Biggs and Marcelo Rioseco. Santiago, Chile: Editorial Universitaria, 2016.