Spanish Faculty

Biography

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. Latinx 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),

"Queering Citizenship: UndocuQueer and Immigration Reform" (Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary Studies Journal Published by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University)

"Working with Anzaldúa’s Writing Notas: An Archival Experiment in Three Parts" with AnaLouise Keating and Kelli Zaytoun (El Mundo Zurdo 5) .

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

  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • XIDS-2002 (WDYKA Foreign Languages) Section: LUC
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 01
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 02
    • XIDS-2100 (WDYKA: Foreign Languages) Section: 09
    • SPAN-3030 (Intro to Hispanic Literature) Section: 02

    Summer 2017 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 (Cien años de soledad) Section: 02S

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 01
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 02
    • SPAN-3030 (Intro to Hispanic Literature) Section: 01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II) Section: 01
    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II) Section: 02
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 09
    • SPAN-4785 (Translating the Other) Section: 01

    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

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II) Section: 01
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 29
    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition) Section: 01W
    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition) Section: 02W

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • SPAN-2001 (Intermediate Spanish I) Section: 01S
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 01
    • SPAN-3101 (Spanish Conversation) Section: 01S
    • SPAN-4785 (One Hundred Years of Solitude) Section: 01S

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II) Section: 05
    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II) Section: 07
    • XIDS-2100 (Intro to Gender & Sexuality) Section: 01

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I) Section: 08
    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I) Section: 12
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 12
    • SPAN-4785 (Latino/Chicano Literature) Section: 01W

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 01
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 02

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • SPAN-2001 (Intermediate Spanish I) Section: 02
    • SPAN-2001 (Intermediate Spanish I) Section: 03
    • SPAN-4013 (Latin- Amer Culture & Civiliz) Section: 01W