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Vera Coleman

Vera Coleman


Vera teaches elementary and intermediate language courses and trains and supervises the Spanish Teaching Assistants. In the past she has taught composition and conversation, as well as courses in Spanish and Latin American literature. She has led workshops on flipped learning, writing instruction, and idioms for culturally-focused language teaching and collaborated with Pearson Education on an assessment of MySpanishLab. She believes that teaching international languages and cultures promotes cultural awareness and empathy in order to create a society in which diversity flourishes.

Vera’s research explores the convergences of gender, class, ethnicity, and the environment, and she has also collaborated in research on heritage language pedagogies. Her past publications have focused on women writers, environmental justice activism, and indigenous knowledges in a Latin American context. Her current project examines multispecies relationships and climate change in twenty-first century Latin American and indigenous literature, film, and art. She is co-founder and Production Manager of the digital humanities project Latam-Films, a bilingual website with critical resources on Latin American women filmmakers. As a Key Researcher in the Humanities for the Environment (HfE) global network, she helped launch the Latin American Observatory and edited the English subtitles for Juan Carlos Galeano’s film El río. Born in South Korea, Vera spent her childhood years growing up in Japan and western Montana. In her free time she enjoys hiking and camping with her family.

Education & Professional History

University of Montana, BA; Arizona State University, MA and PhD

Semester abroad at Universidad de Granada, Spain (2009)

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Profile updated September 4, 2017

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