Nancy Christoph

Nancy Christoph

Associate Professor, Spanish


UC Box: A142

Office: WorLL 102


PhD in Latin American Literature, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1995.

Master of Arts in Spanish, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA in 1990.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Williams College, Williamstown, MA in 1986.

Office Hours

Areas of Research & Specialization

My main teaching interests:  Mexican literature and culture, Mexican-American lit and culture, 20th c. Latin American narrative.

I teach a literature class to low-income Latina women here on campus each week (the women come from an organization called "Adelante Mujeres"). Pacific students are welcome to come to classes and participate in the discussions. To visit the Adelante Mujeres website click here.

I also take Pacific students enrolled in SPAN 367/467 to a small town in Mexico each May where we work in the local elementary schools and learn about Mexican culture. For more information on this class, click here click here.

Recent Publications

“Literature Empowering Women”, Lingo, Vol 10, No 2, March 2010.

Recent Conferences

“Teaching US Latino Literature to ‘Insiders’ and to ‘Outsiders’”, PAMLA Conference, Nov, 2009.

“Rethinking the Spanish Canon: Teaching Traditional Texts to Non-Traditional Students”, AATSP Conference, July 2009.

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunites to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then. You can use the links to the left to read descriptions of the courses listed below.


SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 325 Survey Spanish Peninsular Lit