Lennie Amores, Ph.D.

Lennie Amores, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish
lamores@albright.edu
Office: Masters Hall, 306B
610-921-7692

B.A., Spanish, Marian University, Indianapolis
Ph.D., Romance Studies, University of Miami


Biography

Lennie Amores enjoys teaching all levels of Spanish courses and Spanish Peninsular literature and cultures. Her teaching methodology is informed by content and literacy-based instruction that encourages students to read and write about creative works (literature, art and music) from the Spanish-speaking world. Her research focuses on the role of immigration in redefining Spanish national identity in contemporary narrative and film and more recently on the practical and theoretical implications of teaching marginal geographies of the global hispanophone at the elementary levels. Dr. Amores has collaborated with student researchers in different capacities: co-presenting with a student at a national conference and directing a digital humanities project with a student researcher. Similarly, she has collaborated with colleague Janice Rodríguez on a campus-wide Worlds Languages Film Festival and has written content for Nuestra comunidad latina, an open, content-forward introduction to Spanish online textbook that has been piloted at Albright. Each summer, Dr. Amores travels to Sevilla, Spain, where she led a study abroad program in June of 2018. She is happy to talk to students about studying or working in Spain.

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Literature and Cultures with concentrations in immigration, gender, and race in narrative and film.

Teaching Spanish as a Second Language with a focus in literacy and writing about literature.

Courses Taught

SPA 101: Elementary Spanish I, Nuestra comunidad latina
SPA 201: Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 203: Accelerated Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202: Intermediate Spanish II
SPA 204: Accelerated Intermediate Spanish II, Service Learning
SPA 301: Advanced Spanish I
SPA 302: Advanced Spanish II
SPA 315: Peninsular Literature
SPA 318: Peninsular Spanish Civilization and Culture
SPA 380: Special Topics: “Intercultural Love in Spanish Cinema”
SPA 381H: Honors Advanced Reading Independent Study
SPA 492: Senior Seminar: “Cultural Geographies of the Global Hispanophone”

Scholarship

“Resistance to Demanufacturing in Fernando León de Aranoa’s Los lunes al sol.” Rondas Literarias de Pittsburgh (2018)

“Public Intellectuals: A Better Model for Scholars of Color.” SPUR: Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (Summer 2018).

Professional Activities

Member of Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Modern Language Association (MLA), The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

Awards and Grants

Translation Grants Committee, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (2017 to present)

Project Manager, Worlds Languages Film Festival at Albright College partly sponsored by a grant from Pragda Spanish Film Club (Fall 2017)

Project Manager, “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” Grant from the NEH and ALA (2015-2016)