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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: Fall 2021

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm in person
(mask required following College policy) and via zoom (link on Canvas).

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 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 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.

  • SPAN 401: Adv Oral&Written Communication

    This course enables students to fine-tune their oral and written skills in preparation for the department's exit writing examination as well as the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Both exams are embedded into the course. This course must be taken in residence.