Nancy Christoph

Associate Professor of Spanish

Nancy with flowers made by the artistic community of Tapalpa, Mexico.


Phone: 503-352-2719

Office Location: World Languages 102
Office Hours: Mon 1:00-2:00pm, and Thurs 9:30-11:00am
, and by appointment


Ph.D. in Latin American Literature 1995, Cornell University

M.A. in Spanish, UC Berkeley, 1990

B.A. in Spanish, Williams College, 1986


More about Nancy

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.


Current Teaching Schedule, Spring 2012:

SPAN 202-02 Intermediate Spanish MWF 2:15-3:20pm MAR 201
SPAN 325-01 Survey Spanish Peninsular Lit MWF 11:45-12:50pm WARN 28