Academic Specialties and Other Interests
I am a professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, where I teach a variety of Spanish language, culture, and literature of the Spanish Middle Ages courses. My research focuses on the Medieval Mediterranean, specifically on al-Andalus.
Even though I was born in Romania, in Transylvania, I call Madison my home. As often as possible, I like to share my interest in travel and learning about other cultures with my students. As a result, in the summer of 2022, I will be co-directing the Spain Global Experience Seminar, one of the many great opportunities for study abroad that we offer at Beloit College.
Teaching at Beloit College is an amazing experience! What I cherish most is building strong relationships, supporting, and encouraging my students and advisees in their present endeavors as well as their future plans and dreams. I am looking forward to meeting you and learning more about your academic and extracurricular interests. My main goal is to make sure that each of you will have a wonderful, successful, and unforgettable experience at Beloit College and beyond. Welcome to Beloit! ¡Bienvenidos a Beloit!