Susana Castillo-Rodriguez

Associate Professor of Spanish
Welles 206 B

Co-Coordinator of Black and Africana Studies program

Faculty leader of the study abroad program in Equatorial Guinea

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

Dr. Castillo-Rodriguez's full CV

Susana Castillo

Office Hours: Spring 2024

T and TH 2:30 - 3:30 pm and F 4:00 - 5:00 pm on Teams by app. 



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

Most Recent Publication

  • Susana Castillo-Rodríguez (2023) Spreading the word of God and Benga: the Presbyterian Church in Corisco Bay, Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines, DOI: 10.1080/00083968.2023.2253336

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 102: Elementary Spanish II

    Communication-based language course. Continuation of the development of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Intensive practice of real-world communication and cultural knowledge.

  • SPAN 302: TransatlanticHispCult&Reading

    An introduction to textual analysis and critical thinking via a variety of materials (websites, television/radio programs, films, literary texts, podcasts, etc.) from both Spain and Latin America. This course must be taken in residence.

  • SPAN 323: Introduction to Linguistics

    Linguistics is the empirical and systematic study of language. This course is a study of phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, as well as the evolution of the different Spanish varieties (historic, regional, and social). Combines discussion of theoretical issues with linguistic analysis of Spanish.