B.A. Connecticut College.
M.A. & Ph.D. University of Chicago 

Courses Taught

I teach all levels of Spanish, including advanced courses on Latinx studies, health and human rights in the Spanish-speaking world. 

Research Interests

She has published in The Journal of Popular Fiction, Hispania, Romance Notes, and Chasqui on Spanish Gothic fiction, mothers and mental health, and women in literature.

Sylvia López

Harry C. Moore Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish)

 Email:  Phone: 608-363-2253  Office: Room 204, World Affairs Center

I have been an educator for over two decades and have worked with diverse groups of students in high school, college, and continuing education programs.

My professional experiences include administration, research, curriculum development, and student advising. As a results-oriented leader, I have chaired my department and major committees, served on the Provost Co-Management Team in 2018-19, and as Director of Student Retention (2019-2022). As the current Director of Community Connections, I am working to create for students “real-world,” out-of-classroom experiences that stress the importance of responsible, informed citizenship and career readiness.

I teach all levels of Spanish, co-authored a textbook for advanced beginners of Spanish, and have published on mothers in Hispanic literature, mental health issues in women’s short stories, the occult in 19th-century narratives, 20th-century coming-of-age novels, and community-based projects.

Students and colleagues at Beloit College have recognized my commitment to excellent teaching by awarding me the 2019 James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. I was also named the March 2020 Beloit Rotary Club Teacher of the Month.

For my service to the college, I was awarded the Presidential Service Award in 2019.

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