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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.

Dr. Castillo-Rodriguez's full CV

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Office Hours: Fall2019

  • W 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • R 4:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 201: L/IntrmSpan I:Social/Migration

    This course reviews the fundamentals of structure and continues to develop mastery of the four language skills in Spanish: (listening, speaking, reading and writing) correlated within a practice associated within the five core competency goals for foreign language learning: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Oral and written exercises are included. Assignments include reading and news materials emphasizing cultural and contemporary topics as well as providing historical insight into the development of Spanish-speaking countries' values and policies. As indicated by course subtitle, vocabulary and readings focus on different specialty areas that may relate to students' interests, majors, and future professions. Students are not required to have a background in these areas to take a subtitled course. (May be taken twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or its equivalent. Credits: 3(3-0)

  • SPAN 316: Advanced Grammar & Syntax

    Study of complex structures and related concepts. Prerequisites: SPAN 301. Offered spring, odd years

  • SPAN 417: Phonology & Dialectology

    This course presents an introduction to Spanish phonetics and phonology. It focuses on the Spanish sound system and its relation to its orthography. It studies different varieties of spoken Spanish and develops awareness of factors that contribute to dialect variation. Prerequisites: SPAN 301. Completion of SPAN 323 is strongly recommended. Offered fall, odd years