Assistant Professor Languages
B.A., Valencia University
M.A., University of North Carolina Greensboro
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Her research addresses Spanish literature, cinema, and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, specifically in three areas: contemporary adaptations of ancient mythology (Narcissus and the double); trauma and memory studies, especially in relation to the Spanish Civil War, the Franco dictatorship (1939-75), and the Spanish transition to democracy based on what has come to be called pacto del olvido (pact of forgetting); and gender studies. She has published scholarly articles on Camila Calderón, José María Merino, Rosa Montero, and Alfonsina Storni, and participated in national and international conferences presenting papers on authors as diverse as Juan Goytisolo, Merino, Juan José Millás, Montero, Ramón Sender Barayón, Storni, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, as well as filmmakers such as Alejandro Amenábar, Antonio Hernández, and Susana Koska.
Associate Professor Languages
B.A. University of Puerto Rico
M.A. Syracuse University
Ph.D. Rutgers University,
Guzmán Zavala, a native of Puerto Rico, teaches Spanish language courses at all levels. She pursues research interests in Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean. Her conference presentations and publications chiefly involve the representation of childhood and motherhood in literary texts and the visual arts. She is painter as well as a literary scholar and her works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D. University of California at San Diego
Dr. McEvoy teaches Spanish courses at all levels. Her research involves Latin American ethnic studies, most particularly discourse in the Peruvian-Irish community. She has presented her work at several conferences, and has published on the topic of fiction by Latin American immigrants and exiles.
Assistant Professor of German
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Meindl teaches courses in German at all levels. His research agenda includes the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition and cultural studies. His most recent project investigated communication strategies in the sermons of an Old order Amish community.
Chair of Languages
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A. Ursinus College
M.A. West Chester University
Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky earned her B.A. in Spanish (Ursinus College), her M.A. in TESOL (West Chester University) and her Ph.D. in Linguistics (University of Texas at Arlington). Her doctoral thesis took her to the Amazon Basin in Peru to study the influence of bilingual education on the maintenance and shift of Shipibo, a language of the region. More recently her research has been motivated by civic engagement. In 2010 the textbook she co-authored, Diálogos: Hacia una comunidad global was published. Designed for Intermediate Spanish students, the book integrates experiential learning and language learning. In 2010-2011, Dr. Tacelosky was awarded a Fulbright grant to continue community-based linguistic research and teach in the Languages Department at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico. Dr. Tacelosky has taught Spanish, ESL and linguistics in the U.S., Mexico, Japan, and Puerto Rico.
García-Armero, C., Goodfellow, M. & Sullivan, E. (2016, October 22). Mindfulness retreat. Presented at CETL, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
García-Armero, C. & Goodfellow, M. (2016, October-November). Mindful teaching and learning: Developing a pedagogy of well-being. Presentation at CETL, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
García-Armero, C. (2016, June). Beyond the myth of the guerrilla fighter: Questions of identity and survival in Donde nadie te encuentre by Alicia Giménez Bartlett. Paper presented at the VIII International Congress of the Hispanic Association of the Humanities, Madrid, Spain.
García-Armero, C. (2016, November 20). Green dot training workshop. Presented at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
García-Armero, C. (2016, March). A feminist perspective on the political and social history of women in Spain: Vidicación by Susana Koska. Paper presented at the XVII International Congress of Hispanic Literature, Merida, Mexico.
García-Armero, C. (2016, March 29). International travel in Thailand and Cambodia. Presented at the International Travel Brown Bag, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
García-Armero, C. (2016, May 23). FYE training on mindfulness. Presented at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
García-Armero, C. (2016, October 18). Mindfulness training and leadership excellence. Presented at the 6th Annual Leadership Conference, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2015, Winter). Book Review. [Review of the book Desenfocadas: Cineastas españolas y discursos de género, by Barbara Zecchi]. Letras femeninas, 41(2), 186-88. http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=T001&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&searchType=AdvancedSearchForm¤tPosition=13&docId=GALE%7CA459075608&docType=Rese%C3%B1a+de+libro&sort=RELEVANCE&contentSegment=&prodId=LitRC&contentSet=GALE%7CA459075608&searchId=R1&userGroupName=pl9212&inPS=true
Garcia-Armero, C. (2015, March). Trauma, memory, violence, and gender in Mujeres en pie de guerra by Susana Koska.
Paper presented at the XV International Congress of Hispanic Literature, Antigua, Guatemala.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2015). The illusion of passion: Amantes y enemigos by Rosa Montero. Revista Cronopio.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2015). Review of Women's studies: The basics, by Bonnie Smith. Letras Femeninas, 41(1), 351-55.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2015, 27 September). Facilitator. Green Dot Training Workshop, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2016, January 21). Controversies and citizenship in the classroom. Presentation at the Symposium on
Inclusive Excellence, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2014, February 16). The Spanish experience of trauma as seen through the film En la ciudad sin límites (The city of no limits) by Antonio Hernández. Presentation at Reel Thinking Series, Alliance for Psychoanalytic Thought, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2014, June). Memory, postmemory, and identity in A death in Zamora by Ramón Sender Barayón.”[“Memoria, postmemoria e identidad en A death in Zamora de Ramón Sender Barayón.”]. Presentation at the VII International Congress of the Hispanic Association of the Humanities, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2014, October 24). Exploring representations of trauma and the intergenerational transmission of traumatic memories in contemporary Spanish culture: En la Ciudad sin límites (The City of no Limits) by Antonio Hernández. Invited Speaker, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2015, Forthcoming). “The double and its subversion in El corazón del tártaro by Rosa Montero.” [“El doble y su subversión en El corazón del tártaro de Rosa Montero.”]. Raudem (Revista De Estudios De Las Mujeres), n.v., n.p.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2014, March). Postmemory in contemporary Spanish cinema: En la ciudad sin limites by Antonio Hernandez. [Postmemoria en el cine espanol contemporaneo: En la ciudad sin limites de Antonio Hernandez]. Presentation at the XIII International Congress of Hispanic Literature, Cartagena de Indias, Columbia.
Garcia-Armero, C. (2015, January 19). Women’s studies: Global agendas. Presentation at the Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
Garcia-Armero, C. (February 14, 2013). Historical memory, amnesia, trauma, and reconciliation in contemporary spanish culture. Faculty Colloquium, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
Garcia-Armero, C. (January 20, 2014). Intersectionality and difference: Race, class and gender. Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
Garcia-Armero, C. (June 2012). Eternal narcissistic dreams: A psychoanalytic reading of la orilla oscura by jose maria merino and abre los ojos by alejandro amenabar. The VI International Congress of the Hispanic Association of the Humanities, Madrid, Spain.
Garcia-Armero, C. (March 2013). Memory and reconciliation in el corazon del tartaro by rosa montero. The XII International Congress of Hispanic Literature, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Garcia-Armero, C. (Summer 2013). Review of maria zambrano: Palabras para el mundo. Letras Femeninas, 39(1), 191-92.
Guzman-Zavala, I. (2015). Colaboracion y resistencia entre leche y sangre en Cuba y Puerto Rico: Las nodrizas en Cecilia
Valdes y Vecindarios excentricos. Revista Iberoamericana, 250, 217-232.
Guzman-Zavala, I. (2015). Margharita Arlina Hamm y la construccion de un sujeto femenino puertorriqueno en 1898. Latin
American Essays, 28, 24-34.
Guzman-Zavala, I. (2015, May 27-31). Vientres esclavos en Puerto Rico: Cadenas de victimizacion y resistencia entre madres.
Paper Presented at the LASA 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Guzman-Zavala, I. (2015, October 8). Puerto Rican women Mennonites in Pennsylvania: Between two worlds. Paper
Presented at the Pennsylvania History Association Conference, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
Guzman-Zavala, I., Luna Minguez, T., & Hinshaw, J. H. (2015, April 17-18). Oral histories of Latina Mennonites. Paper
Presented at MACLAS XXXVI, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.
Guzman-Zavala, I. (2014). A woman’s invasion: How one writer and photographer invented Puerto Rican motherhood. Sabbatical Talk, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.
Guzman-Zavala, I. (2014, March 7-8). Otro matiz del ‘98: Marguerita Arlina Hamm y la construcción del sujeto femenino Puertorriqueño. Presented at MACLAS: Middle Atlantic Conference of Latin American Studies. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Guzman-Zavala, I. (2014, May 21-25). Ausencia y silencios en el hogar materno: espacios conflictivos en las novelas de Olga Nolla. Presented at LASA:Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, IL.
Guzman-Zavala, I. (2011). Motherhood through Photography. MIRCI International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
Guzman-Zavala, I. (2012). Amamantar con nodrizas en Cuba y Puerto Rico: una comparacion entre Cecilia Valdes y Vecindarios Excentricos. Revista Iberoamericana.
Guzman-Zavala, I. (2012). Negociaciones raciales y transformaciones feministas en Cuba y Puerto Rico: las nodrizas en Cecilia Valdés y Vecindarios excéntricos. Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies, Pittsburgh, PA.
McEvoy, G. (2013). Resena de libro: Miguens, Silvia. Eliza Brown la hija del almirante, editorial el ateneo, Buenos Aires, 2012. Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 8(2), 103-105.
McEvoy, G. (August 2013). The art of movement and transformation: Ireland and the Americas looking forward. IV SILAS (the Society for Irish Latin American Studies) Conference, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina.
McEvoy, G. (2012). Asimilacion y la memoria colectiva en la novela barrio palestina de susana gertopan. Hispania, 95(3), 377-.388.
McEvoy, G. (2011). Irish immigrants in Peru during the nineteenth century. Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 7(4) Retrieved from http://www.irlandeses.org/imsla2011_7_04_10_Gabriela_McEvoy.htm
McEvoy, G. (2011). Leonard O'Brien, Children of the Sun: the Cork Mission to South America (Book Review). Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 7(4).
McEvoy, G. (2012). La asimilacion y la memoria colectiva en la novela Barrio Palestina de Susana Gertopan. Hispania.
McEvoy, G. (2012). Dirigencia, lucha y solidaridad femenina en epocas de guerra. Mujeres, Circuitos De Colaboracion y Asociacionismo En La Cultura y La Historia De La America Latina y El Caribe, Havana, Cuba.
Meindl, J. (2015, October 10). Kulturelle und sprachliche Vielfalt. Paper Presented at the Fall Meeting of the Central PA
Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, Lancaster, Pa.
Meindl, J. (2014, October 17-18). Teaching about and with German dialects and variations of standard. Workshop presented at PSMLA Annual Fall Conference. State College, PA.
Meindl, J. (2015, Forthcoming). Enriching the curriculum with Pennsylvania German. Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, n.v., n.p.
Tacelosky, K., & Kensinger, S. (2015, November). English writing workshop for transnational students in Puebla, Mexico.
Presented at the Penn TESOL East Fall Conference, Arcadia University, Glenside, Pa.
Tacelosky, K. (2014). On the other side of the deck: Lessons learned when teacher becomes student. The Language Educator, 9(3), 52-54.
Tacelosky, K. (2014, July). Interviews: Engaging the community one member at a time. Presented at the AATSP Annual Conference, Panama City, Panama.
Tacelosky, K., & Ferrari, A. (2014, March). Applied learning in an international setting: Student/faculty collaboration. Presented at the Applied Learning Conference, Western State University, St. Joseph, MO.
Tacelosky, K. (2013). Community-based service-learning as a way to meet the linguistic needs of transnational students in mexico. Hispania, 96(2), 328-41.
Tacelosky, K. (2010). Community-based learning: What it is, what it's not, and how it relates to language teaching and learning. Puebla, Mexico. Invited Colloquium. 3er Coloquio de Otono. Maestria en Linguistica Aplicada y el Departamento de Lenguas.
Tacelosky, K. (2010). Le situacion linguistica de l@s estudiantes transnacionales. Cuetzalan, Mexico. Plenary Address. VII Foro Intercultural. Contracorriente.
Tacelosky, K. (2011). In the sky flying: Language use and linguistic identity of transnational migrant students in Mexico. Puebla, Mexico. Invited colloquium. 3er Coloquio de Primavera. Maestria en Linguistica Aplicada y el Departamento de Lenguas. Universidad de las Americas.
Tacelosky, K. (2011). Meeting the linguistics needs of transnational school children with university based community service-learning. International Symposium on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education in Latin America, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Tacelosky, K. (2011). Migracion y retos para la reintegracion al sistema eductivo nacional Una pedagogia de sevicio. Puebla, Mexico. Invited talk to Education Department. Universidad d las Americas.
Tacelosky, K. (2011). Service-learning as a way to meet the linguistic needs of transnationals in Mexico. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Tacelosky, K., Kauffmann, R. A., & Overfield, D. M. (2010). Dialogos: Hacia una comunidad global. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.