Betsy Dahms

Betsy Dahms

Spanish Faculty

Phone: 678-839-5967 | Fax: 678-839-5931


Office: Cobb Hall 104


Betsy Dahms obtained a B.A. in Spanish from Centre College and a M.A. and Ph.D in Hispanic Studies with a certificate in Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Kentucky. Dahms teaches Latin American and U.S. Latino Literatures in addition to Spanish language courses.

Dahms' publications include "Es mucho hombre esta mujer: Una lectura Queer de Teresa en Sab" published in Retomando la palabra: las pioneras del diecinueve en diálogo con la crítica contemporánea (Iberoamericana), "Shamanic Urgency and Two-Way Movement as Writing Style in the Works of Gloria Anzaldúa" (Letras Femeninas), “Compulsory Heterosexuality in Gloria Anzaldúa’s ‘El Paisano is a bird of good omen.’” (El Mundo Zurdo 3), and most recently "Queering Citizenship: UndocuQueer and Immigration Reform" (Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary Studies Journal Published by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University).

Dahms is currently co-editing an anthology entitled Queer Perspectives in Anzaldúa: Post/Borderlands.

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • FORL-4501 (Found of Language Development)    
    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I)    
    • SPAN-1001C (Elementary Spanish I - Block)    
    • SPAN-1002C (Elementary Spanish II - Block)    
    • SPAN-2001 (Intermediate Spanish I)    
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II)    
    • SPAN-3030 (Intro to Hispanic Literature)    
    • SPAN-3101 (Spanish Conversation)    
    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition)    
    • SPAN-4013 (Latin- Amer Culture & Civiliz)    
    • SPAN-4484 (Senior Capstone)    
    • SPAN-4785 (Special Topics in Spanish)    
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience)    
  • Summer 2016 Sections
    • SPAN-2001 (Intermediate Spanish I) Section: 02
    • FORL-4501 (Found of Language Development) Section: E01
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • SPAN-1001C (Elementary Spanish I - Block) Section: 01
    • SPAN-1002C (Elementary Spanish II - Block) Section: 01
    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition) Section: 01W
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 10
    • SPAN-2001 (Intermediate Spanish I) Section: 03
    • SPAN-3030 (Intro to Hispanic Literature) Section: 01
    • SPAN-3030 (Intro to Hispanic Literature) Section: 02
    • SPAN-4484 (Senior Capstone) Section: 01
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • SPAN-2001 (Intermediate Spanish I) Section: 01S
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 01S
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 02
    • SPAN-3101 (Spanish Conversation) Section: 01S
    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition) Section: 01S
    • SPAN-4785 (Special Topics in Spanish) Section: 01S
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I) Section: 05
    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I) Section: 06
    • SPAN-4013 (Latin- Amer Culture & Civiliz) Section: 01
    • SPAN-4484 (Senior Capstone) Section: 01