Why is Dr. Luis Arevalo smiling? Because Warren Wilson College students now have the opportunity to spend a semester studying at the University of Granada in beautiful southern Spain as one of their WorldWide program options. Dr. Arevalo, pictured here in Granada, states: "The University of Granada's academic offerings combined with the cultural and historical significance of this region of Spain offer an invaluable experience for our students with advanced Spanish skills. They will be able to observe first-hand the influences of many cultures joining together in the architecture, language and cultural traditions of this beautiful city while taking courses with Spanish and other international students."
Dr. Arevalo has been teaching Spanish and Latin American literature at Warren Wilson College for fifteen years. Originally from El Salvador, he earned an undergraduate degree at the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas in San Salvador, followed by M.A.s in Literature and Economics from Kansas State University. He earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and continued his postdoctoral studies in Linguistics and Phonetics at the Universidad Compluntensa in Madrid, Spain. His special areas of research and teaching include 20th Century Latin American narrative, and Latin American cultural studies through the lens of economics and economic history.