Director of the Whittier Scholars Program
Professor of Spanish
Department of Modern Languages
562.907.4200, ext. 4431
B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., Catholic University
Education, Second Language Acquisition, Spain, Immigration
Professor Doreen O'Connor-Gomez’s expertise includes Spanish literature and culture. She recently presented a workshop in Costa Rica entitled, "Thinking España: Borrando Fronteras/Thinking Spain: Erasing Frontiers" examining contemporary Spanish poets, born after the Franco regime, who address democracy in Spain, the rise of neo-fascism in an age of increased immigration, and the role of Spain in a global, multicultural world. She has also written on Spanish cinema, violence among Spanish youth, and immigration in Spain.
She has taught Spanish language at all levels, including specialized courses for business majors, health professionals and native speakers, as well as courses focusing on cultural and literary trends of Spanish-speaking countries.