Adriana Tolentino, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
"My approach to teaching is based on the initial basic premise of creating a respectful learning environment. Through the light of respectfulness I view my students as integral individuals with different abilities, motivations, learning behaviors and styles. I believe in promoting an environment where students feel that their ideas are valid, that they can contribute to the class and to their society."
Adriana Tolentino received her B.A. in English and Foreign Language Teaching from the University of Veracruz in Mexico. She completed her master's degree and Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of Kansas. She has taught an array of Spanish language, culture, and literature classes, as well as Latin American humanities courses. Dr. Tolentino also works and volunteers as a freelance translator. Her research and teaching interests include colonial Latin American Literature, Latin American women's poetry, gender studies, and emerging trends in Latin American theater and film. She currently serves as the Critical Languages Coordinator at FSC Modern Languages Department, and as the Spanish Club Faculty Advisor.
Spanish Language; Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry; Colonial Spanish-American Literature; Contempoary Mexican Film and Theater; Hispanic Caribbean Film; Gender Studies; Translation
Ph.D., M.A., Spanish, University of Kansas
B.A., English, Universidad Veracruzana
Honors and Awards
Summer Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for Puebla, Mexico - 2005
Summer Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for Barcelona, Spain - 2003
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and Dean's List, Universidad Veracruzana - 1997-2000