Dr. García-Sánchez obtained a Licenciatura in Spanish Philology from the University of Salamanca, Spain (1989), and a Master of Arts (1993) and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University (1996). His research focuses on the 18th and 19th century Transatlantic travel narrative, with special interest on logs written by Spanish explorers in the Pacific Northwest. His line of research in this corpus of study is founded on Discourse Analysis and Postcolonial Theory.
Dr. García Sánchez has taught all levels of Spanish at EWU. He is the Director of the Summer Program in Salamanca, Spain.
BA Art, Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA
MA Communications/Latin American Studies, UNAM, Mexico City
PhD Educational Leadership, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
At EWU, Barbara Loste has taught 100-200-300 level Spanish and currently teachers survey classes of Hispanic/Latino Literature. She is a team leader with EWU’s Advanced Languages Program.
Previously, Dr. Loste directed 1492: An Ongoing Voyage, a bilingual exhibition at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC and was a consultant with the USDA Forest Service developing cultural projects in Central America and the Caribbean. She has lived and worked throughout Latin America, and has traveled “as much as possible” in Europe and Asia. She enjoys exploring cultural diversity with students.
In her free time, Barbara paints, gardens, travels, and sees films. She volunteers with the Spokane Arts Commission, The Spokane International Film Festival, and Friends of Mmofra, a non-profit that supports Mmofra Foundation in Ghana, West Africa. She is on the Board of Hermanas Spokane, a non-profit that acts in solidarity with rural women elders and their families in El Salvador.
Her dissertation was a feminist biography of her former teacher and mentor, artist Corita Kent.
Florian Preisig is from Geneva, Switzerland. He has a BA from the university of Geneva and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore). He is a specialist of Renaissance French literature. His book Clément Marot et les métamorphoses de l’auteur à l’aube de la Renaissance was published in 2004. It is a discussion of the condition of authors in the years 1500s through the analysis of early editions, commercial practices, self-promotion, patronage, and so on.
Florian Preisig became associate professor at Eastern Washington University in 2009. He teaches French language at various levels, French culture and civilization, and French literature (seventeenth century, eighteenth century). In the Honors program he teaches “Intellectual tradition: from the middle ages to the Renaissance.” He is the Modern Languages and Literatures Department Chair and co-directs the Nice Program and the master’s program.
In his spare time he likes to coach U-8 soccer, play tennis, read, garden, listen to music, and eat out.
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