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Susana Castillo-Rodriguez

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Welles 206 B

Dr. Castillo-Rodriguez has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2017.

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Office Hours: Spring 2020

  • TR 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2013.

  • Ph.D., Social Anthropology, Complutense University, Madrid, 2000.

  • B.A., Sociology, Complutense University, Madrid, 1992.


  • African Studies Association (ASA)

  • West African Research Association (WARA)

  • Asociación Española de Africanistas (AEA)

  • International Association of Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics


More About Me

Research Interests:

Colonial Linguistics, Language Policy and Planning an language Ideologies, particularly in Central-Western Africa, and most specifically in Equatorial Guinea.

Other Interests:

Yoga, running, travel and reading.


  • SPAN 301: Written Communication

    Offers practice in expository writing with emphasis on clarity, structure and idiomatic expression, focusing on a variety of topial issues. Students are introduced to practical applications andprovided a review of selected grammar topics. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent.

  • SPAN 324: SelTop-SpLing:Spanish in USA

    This course will explore a particular topic in Spanish linguistics and will often consider issues of sociolinguistic interest. Topics may include but are not limited to: Bilingualism in the Spanish-speaking World, Spanish in the US, or Spanish Pragmatics. (May be taken twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: SPAN 301. Offered every spring

  • SPAN 335: SpanforProf:SpanishTranslation

    This course will explore significant concepts essential to the practical uses of Spanish in a professional field such as Business, Medicine, or Translation Services. The focus will be on the acquisition of specialized vocabulary required for effectively functioning in that field’s settings, and on correspondence and other types of communication most typically employed in that profession. May be taken twice with different subtitles. Prerequisites: SPAN 301. Offered spring, even years