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World Languages and Literatures, Spanish

Leticia McDoniel

Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Ph.D., Washington University
Clements 423


A native-speaker from Mexico, Dr. Leticia T. McDoniel received her PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and has been teaching Spanish for over 12 years. Her main interest, aside from teaching Spanish Language, is the Mexican-American Border Culture and its influence in the United States business world. Her interest brought her to launch the Internship Program in the Spanish Department at Southern Methodist University, both locally (in Dallas) and abroad (in Seville). She has conducted executive training for employees and translations for many corporations. She is the coordinator for DELE  (Centro de Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) and has published book reviews in the Mexican newspaper Vanguardia in addition to other publications.

Recent Publications:

“Internships: A Platform for Locally Based Cultural Immersion Programs,” in Creating experiential learning opportunities for language learners: Acting locally while thinking globally, ed. Bloom, Melanie and Carolyn Gascoigne. Bristol; Buffalo: Multilingual Matters, 2017.

Recent Presentations:

“La asimilación de fronteras en … y no se lo tragó la tierra: proceso para la (re)construcción del sujeto fronterizo.” XVIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, San Sebastián, Spain, July 2016. 

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