Manuel Medina

Professor of Spanish; Coordinator, Brazilian Studies Program


Honors and Awards:

  • President’s Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  2012.
  • Outstanding M.A. Mentor, School of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Louisville, KY. 2014.
  • Diversity Champion, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  2011.

Areas of research and teaching:

  • Mexican, Ecuadorian and Latin American Literature
  • Colonial Latin American Literature
  • U.S. Latino Fiction
  • Latin American Cultural Studies
  • Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Latin American Film
  • Brazilian Studies

Courses regularly taught:

  • Span 403, Foundations of Latin American Nationalism and Identities
  • Modern Languages 260, Introduction to Latin America
  • Span 554, Latin American Film
  • Span 648, Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World
  • Span 599 & 670, Special Topics.  My classes always include a Cultural Studies approach, such as Border Studies, Film Studies, Andean Area Studies, Southern Cone Area Studies, Faith and Religion in Latin Culture, Soccer and the Latin American Imagination, etc.