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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 2022

Mon 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Tues / Thurs 1:30 - 2:30 pm in person
(in person/Google Meets - masks required following College policy) 

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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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 316: Applied Grammar: Stylistics

    This course reviews complex grammatical structures through in-depth analysis of morphology and syntax and intense practice for a better knowledge of the structure of the Spanish language. An emphasis on the contrasts and relationships between Spanish and English language structures prepares students for using written and oral Spanish with a high degree of accuracy and flexibility. This class will prepare students for higher-level courses in Hispanic linguistics and others in which Spanish is used in formal academic contexts.

  • SPAN 424: SLS: Speaking Spanish in US

    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.