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 play tennis, read, garden, listen to music, and eat out.
Sara Preisig completed her BA in French literature at Whitman College in 1988. In 1989 she moved to Paris where she stayed for six years working at an accounting firm, powerlifting for a nationally ranked team, and studying at the University of Paris-Nanterre. In 1995 she obtained her Maitrise in teaching French as a second/foreign language and moved to Baltimore, Maryland. After seven years at the Johns Hopkins University, two of which were spent doing research at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, she received her PhD in medieval French literature. From there, she taught for a year at the University of Mississippi before moving here to Cheney in 2003.
Sara Preisig’s current interests include transcription of medieval manuscripts, translation, early French crime novels and cinema of all kinds.
José Rojas is from Mérida, Venezuela. He has a BA from the University of Hotel school of Venezuela and a BA from EWU. Also he finished his Master in Spanish Language and Culture at the University Of Salamanca, Spain. He is interested in the Latin-American cultures. Due to his first career, Jose was able to live in many different countries around the world. Therefore, he promotes incorporating the differences in cultures into his classes.
In his spare time he likes to play soccer, read about World War II, and cooking and eating out with his wife and kids.
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