Nancy Christoph, PhD Professor of Spanish

Professor of Spanish
503-352-2719
UC Box 
A142
World Languages Center 102 (Forest Grove)

Education

PhD in Latin American literature, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1995

Master of arts in Spanish, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif., in 1990

Bachelor of arts in Spanish, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1986

Areas of Research & Specialization

My main teaching interests: Mexican literature and culture, Mexican-American lit and culture, 20th century Latin American narrative and community-based learning projects.

Several of my upper-division courses include a community-based or service-learning element wherein students improve their knowledge of Spanish language and Mexican-American culture by working with local organizations who serve Spanish-speaking individuals (e.g. bilingual schools, medical clinics, educational programs).

Course Information

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. 

SPAN 202 | Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 325 | Mexican-American Cultural Explorations

SPAN 355: Hispanic Cultures and Healthcare

Span 406: Special Topics:  Latin American Women Writers

Span 416: Modern Mexican Literature and Culture

Recent Student Capstone Projects I've Supervised

"Una investigación interdisciplinaria sobre los promotores de salud en las escuelas públicas"

"Un paso para subir la montaña Coatepec: el vegetarianismo en México" 

"La formación de los entendimientos méxico-americanos de la virginidad"

Recent Publications

"Learning Through Service: A testimonio on the Pedagogical and Scholarly Benefits of Service Projects Conducted by Teachers of Spanish, " Hispania 98:2 (2015).

"Mexican Immigrant Women's Poetry: Voices from a Community Poetry Class," Pacific Coast Philology, Vol. 49 (2): 222-45. October, 2014.

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

Recent Conferences

"Social Justice Pedagogy." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Nov 2018.

"Service-Learning Courses in Spanish: Best Practices for Local and International Community-Based Learning." COFLT Conference, Willamette University, Salem OR, March 7, 2015.

"Integrating Service Learning into a Language Program: A Case Study," COFLT  Conference, Pacific University, Forest Grove OR, March 1, 2014.

"Immersion without a Passport: Service-Learning in a Foreign Language Course,"            Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), San Diego, CA November 3, 2013

"Service Learning Conducted by Teachers of Spanish: Why It's Worth Your Time!,"   COFLT Conference, Concordia University, Portland, OR. March 2, 2013.