Paloma Fernández Sánchez

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Senior Lecturer of Spanish




Spring 2021

Virtual Office Hours

For current students: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 - 11:00am

For advisees (use Connect to set up an appointment)


Advisor Major & Minor Spanish


Teaching Schedule

SPAN 3203 O Online, Asynchronous,

SPAN 3019 W Online, Asynchronous

Dr. Paloma Fernández Sánchez works as a Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies and serves as the academic advisor for Spanish majors, minors and certificates. Dr.  Fernández Sánchez is affiliate faculty for the Latin American Studies program. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Indiana University Bloomington. She also holds an M.A. in Spanish from Loyola University Chicago, and an M.A. in North American Studies from the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Spain.

In addition to her teaching at UNCC, Dr. Fernández Sánchez has experience teaching Latina Women Writers, Latinx literature, Caribbean cultures and their migration to the United States, as well as a variety of topic courses on racial constructions in Latin American literatures, at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Indiana University Bloomington, University of Louisville, and Columbia College SC.

Together with Dr. Carol Polsgrove, Professor Emerita of Journalism, Indiana University Bloomington, Dr. Fernández Sánchez, has an ongoing project to bring Latin American literature to more English-language readers, hosted at


Ph.D. 2011 – Indiana University Bloomington (Spanish, Comparative Literature)
M.A. 2005 – Loyola University Chicago (Spanish – Gender and Women Studies)
M.A. 2003 – Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (North American Studies)
B.A.  2001 – Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Filología Inglesa)


Senior Lecturer -- Spanish 2020-present.
Academic advisor -- Spanish undergraduate programs 2017--present
Latin American Studies affiliate faculty -- 2017--present
Graduate faculty -- 2017--present

Specific Research Interests

Technology in SLA classrooms
Spanish for Heritage learners
US Latino Literatures and Cultures
Transnational identities in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Gender Studies.


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