Visiting Lecturer in Spanish

Julia Venegas works with students of Spanish to support them on their path toward proficiency and intercultural awareness, guided by her longstanding belief in the power of language learning to encourage intellectual exploration and strengthen achievement in all fields of inquiry.

Julia brings to Bowdoin over 15 years of experience teaching language and literature in Maine, Georgia, NYC, Germany and Chile. Her primary teaching and research interests include proficiency, second language writing, Latin American literature in translation, and second language acquisition for diverse learners. She holds a PhD in contemporary Latin American literature, a Maine K-12 certification for Spanish education, and has been trained in Oral Proficiency Interview testing through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 

Curriculum Vitae

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  • PhD, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Emory University
  • BA, Latin American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison