Rebecca M. Stephanis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Literature—Spanish

Professor Stephanis received her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Cultures from Princeton University in 2008. She also holds a Masters in Education from Stanford University, and a Masters in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. She did...

Portrait of Dr. Rebecca M. Stephanis, Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Literature

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Princeton University

M.A., Stanford University

M.A., Tulane University

Courses Taught

SPAN 201/202: Intermediate Spanish I/II

SPAN 301/302: Advanced Grammar and Composition I/II

SPAN 307/308: Introduction to Latin American Literature I/II

SPAN 410: Introduction to Spanish-American Cultures and Civilizations

SPAN 416: Introduction to Latin American Film


Professor Stephanis received her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Cultures from Princeton University in 2008. She also holds a Masters in Education from Stanford University, and a Masters in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. She did her undergraduate work in Diplomacy and World Affairs, Russian, and Economics and Occidental College. Her current research interests include issues of Nation-building, particularly in Argentina, and how this process is reflected in the photographic image as well as film. She also is interested in contemporary Cuban film. In her free time, Professor Stephanis enjoys coaching adults in personal potential training, taking walks with her family in Liberty Lake and Coeur d'Alene, reading, and traveling.

“Nota editorial: Homenaje a Ricardo Piglia” (co-author) Brújula, revista interdisciplinaria sobre los estudios latinoamericanos. 11 (2017): n. pag. Web.

Book Review: Immigration and National Identities in Latin America. Edited by Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014. Hispanic American Historical Review, 96.1, (2016): 171-172.

“Exploring Space/Excavating Place: Alejo Peyret, the Misiones Territory, and the Argentine State,” L’Érudit franco-espagnol. Spring 2013: 51-61. (peer-reviewed , online journal)

“El mensú como héroe nacional: cuestiones de pertinencia en la obra periodistica de Alfredo Varela,” La Revolución en Tiempos del Bicentenario. América Latina entre la liberación y la dependencia. Ed. Maximiliano. Posadas (Misiones): EdUNaM, 2011. (one page, invited contribution).

“Comentario editorial.” Co-authored with Jennifer M. Valko. Brújula: revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos 3.1 (2004): 5-10.

“En route, a guide to professional development: Book Reviews.” Co-authored with Jennifer M. Valko. Brújula: revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos 3.1 (2004): 124-137.

“En route, a guide to professional development: Conferences.” Co-authored with Jennifer M. Valko. Brújula: revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos 1.1 (2002): 131-143.

“La construcción del “Hombre nuevo”: el intelectual y el revolucionario en Memorias del subdesarrollo, Fresa y Chocolate y Guantanamera.” Brújula: revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos 1.1 (2002) 30-36.

“Borges and Buenos Aires: The Barrio, Memory and the Other.” Variaciones Borges 12 (2001): 167-178.