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Dr. Lori Oxford

Lori Oxford

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

World Languages

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2769
Office: 132B McKee Building
Pronouns: she/her


I coordinate the Spanish B.A. program at WCU, which includes working with students on Spanish-related internships, which can help fulfill requirements of the Spanish major and minor.<br><br>Along with Dr. Alberto Centeno-Pulido (now at the Lovett School in Atlanta), I have taken over 130 students on faculty-led study abroad programs in Spain and Cuba.


  • Ph D, University of Georgia
  • MA, Georgia State University
  • BA, University of South Carolina-Columbia

Teaching Interests

I teach classes in Spanish language as well as Latin American and Latinx literatures and cultures.<br><br>I honestly can't think of a more interesting thing to study. What can tell us more about the human experience than language, or the literary and cultural expressions of how we see the word? These things touch all of us, and there is always more to be learned.

Research Interests

My area of specialization is contemporary Latin American cultural production with a concentration in contemporary Cuban narrative, and my research often focuses on aspects of cultural studies and gender studies in Latin America. Recent work has focused on heterotopian spaces in Special Period fiction, Mexican popular music in social movements, and issues of alterity in Argentine film. I am currently working on a book project on selected works of Cuban writer Pedro Juan Gutiérrez.

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