Sara Villa | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Sara Villa

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

     PhD in Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Literature and Languages

    Professor Villa taught Spanish and Italian for many years at Hunter College, CUNY. She taught World Civilizations at Montclair State University, NJ. Her doctoral work was related to Medieval and humanist studies, and she has developed an interest in Spanish and Latin American literature focused on issues of social justice. Professor Villa has also sought to develop engaging classroom applications of film/video to improve language acquisition.

    Courses Taught

    All Spanish language levels; A variety of content-based courses focusing on literature, culture and film, as well as on human rights literature.

    Recent Publications

    Traducciones y Humanismo en la España del Siglo XV. Mellen Press, 2012.

    Research Interests

    Several aspects of pedagogy including the use of film in the language classroom, multi-media support for language acquisition. Spanish and Latin American literature.

    Professional Affiliations


    Recent Presentations/Exhibits

     “Subversive ambiguity in the poetry of Delmira Agustina, Alfonsina Storni and Giovanna Pollarolo”, annual conference of the New England Council of Latin American Studies, Yale University, November 2012.

    “The Muses go to the Movies: A Tech-enhanced Approach to Teaching the Genres,” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2010.