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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 2021

T/TH 3-4 and W 1-2
Welles 206B or Zoom

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

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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/Int Span 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 324: SelTop-SpLing:Lang Policy&Plan

    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