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Sandra V. Navarro

Associate Professor of Spanish | Department Chair
Ph.D., Latin American Literature & Film, Emory University
M.A., Latin American Studies & Spanish, University of Alberta
B.A., Latin American Studies (Philosophy minor), University of Alberta
Office: H 100K

Dr. Navarro's research and teaching focus on Spanish and Latinx literature, film, and culture. Her areas of specialization include childhood studies, film theory, and the intersections between race and gender. She is currently working on a manuscript analyzing the representation of children in contemporary Argentine film. 


Latin American Cultural Studies

Hispanic Film

Latin American Literature

Childhood Studies


Cultures 191 Latin American and Latino Youth Culture

The Child in World Cinema

Cultures 250 Modern Latin America

Cultures 299 Culture and History of Southern Spain

Cultures 390/ Film 312 Youth in Revolt: Young People and Counterculture in Hispanic Cinema

Spanish 101 Beginner's Spanish

Spanish 203 Intermediate Spanish I & II

Spanish 290 Literary and Intellectual Currents in the Spanish-speaking World

Spanish 290 Detective Fictions

Spanish 305 Advanced Conversation I & II

Spanish 306 Latin American Culture on Film

Spanish 390 Hispanic Culture Through the Ages

From Goya to Almodóvar

Cultures of the Southern Cone

ENGL 336 Ethnic American Literature


Book Chapters

Sandra V. Navarro (2024). DE VIENTRAS Y AQUAS: WOMEN AND LANDSCAPE IN EL NIÑO PEZ AND EL VERANO DE LOS PECES VOLADORES . In (Eds.), Crisis y transformaciones: Cinematic Landscape and Emerging Identities in Contemporary Latin American Film : Lexington Books.

Sandra V. Navarro (2020). Espacios inhóspitos: clase, género, y encierro en La nana (2009) de Sebastián Silva.” . In (Eds.), Inusuales: hogar, sexualidad y política en el cine hispano : Iberoamericana Vervuert.

Journal Articles

Sandra V. Navarro (2017 , September ). The Silent Other: The Latino Figure in No Country for Old Men and Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada . Latino Studies ,15 , 309-322.