I have a PhD from the University of Chicago, a MA from Northwestern University and my BA from Lawrence University. I also studied medieval Arabic at the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad at the American University in Cairo.
I have been a faculty member at SUNY Potsdam since 2000, previously teaching at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Wake Forest University, Gustavus Adolphus College and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
My research focus has been Medieval and Early Renaissance Spanish Literature. I have an interest in Medieval Arabic literature produced in Spain, such as the kharjas, muwashahaat, as well as literary tales.
I have taught Spanish 101-103, Intermediate Spanish, as well as advanced level courses and seminars. Additionally I have taught various courses in Arabic, with an emphasis on Egyptian dialect in some classes. I occasionally offer Italian Language courses.
Colloquial Spanish in Context: Beyond Subjunctive Barriers Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, Oct., 2003
I have a PhD from Indiana University, a MA in French also from Indiana University, and a Maitrise d'Anglais from Université de Caen in France.
I have taught in the Modern Languages Department at SUNY Potsdam since 2000. Prior to SUNY Potsdam, I taught at Minot State University, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Service des Etudiants Etrangers in Caen, and Lycée Maurois, Deauville, France.
It is with a renewed delight that I teach my classes at SUNY Potsdam yearly. I take into consideration the new technologies while teaching my classes. I have presented several papers on the teaching of French intermediate conversation and social media at conferences.
These are Courses I have taught at SUNY Potsdam:
Writing poetry is a vital necessity for me. I enjoy writing poetry when I have some free time at SUNY Potsdam. Poetic themes include but are not limited to the passing of time, lost love, future endeavors, and looking into the past. I have read my poetry at SUNY Potsdam assisted by some French students which makes for a joyful time of sharing.
These are some of my poetry Book Publications (most recent):
I have also received the following awards: The Mirail Poetry Award for Excellence in French (1998), and The Grace Young Award for Excellence in French (1994).
I have received a number of grants, such as: Title III Undergraduate Research Grant (New Course development, Introduction to French translation), Title III Undergraduate Research Grant (collaborative effort between 4 members of the Modern Language Department for project development resources), a 2002 Africana Studies award (for research and travel grant), and a 1999 International Council for Canadian Studies award to learn more about Canadian Studies.
These are Journal Articles / Book Chapters I have published:
"Women, Québec and the Internet," in Doing Gender: Franco-Canadian Women of the Nineties, Farleigh Dickinson University Press (November 2001).
"Letters of Stuart Merrill" with Rosemary Lloyd, Nineteenth Century French Studies, Vol. 25, Numbers 3 and 4 (Spring-Summer 1997), 386-414.
"Le Stade du Mimoir," Actes du Colloque "La Relation," University of Toronto Press, Canada (Spring 1994).
Modern Languages, Interdisciplinary Studies
Sergio Lopez, (PhD, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2008) is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in indigenous communities in Mexico and business anthropology.
Sergio has been a professor and visiting researcher in the Universities of UCLA (California 2005-2006), the University of Virginia (2009-2013), and Southern Methodist University (Texas, 2013-2014). He lived in Chiapas, Mexico, where he conducted long-term fieldwork among the Chol Mayan.
Sergio is the president and founder of AIBR (Network of Iberoamerican Anthropologist), a Society that connects more than 8,000 anthropologist of Spain, Portugal and all the Latin American countries.
He organizes every year an internship for students who like to travel as volunteers to the AIBR International Conference of Anthropology. Every year the conference takes place in a different city, such as Madrid (Spain), Vila Real (Portugal), Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) or Granada (Spain).
Courses at SUNY Potsdam Anthropology, Film, and Modern Literature in Spain Spanish Modern Culture, Literature and Film Spanish Culture. Literature and History Spanish intermediate conversation Contemporary Spanish 101, 102, 103
The crossroads of time (co authored with Lydia Rodriguez). In The Culture of Invention in the Americas, 2019. P. Pitarch. and J.A. Kelly, eds. 158-184.
Books: Antropologìa de la Empresa (2017). Eds Bellaterra.
I have a PhD in Arabic Language and Literature from Indiana University and PhD in French Language and Literatures from McGill University. I teach both French and Arabic and my research interests are in the French and Arabic literature of North Africa, in particular Tunisia, where I served two years in the Peace Corps. I am also actively involved in teaching methods and creative use of instructional technology.
I have taught at the University of Maine, Canton College, Potsdam High School, Saint Lawrence University, and played many roles at SUNY Potsdam since 1981, from Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, to Director of International Education, while always offering courses in French, Arabic, and ESL. Since 2006, I have devoted my time to teaching in the Modern language Department.
I have won a number of grants to provide professional development for language teachers in New York State, as well as grants to bring international scholars to SUNY Potsdam, including a MEPI Middle East Program Initiative, and I am currently organizing an annual conference, with a colleague at Saint Lawrence University, for language teachers of the North Country.
Committed to the importance of international exchange and immersion experiences in language and culture for our students, I have organized a field trip to Montreal every semester for our language students. I have taught six short-term travel courses to North Africa, three to Tunisia and three to Morocco, winning a Chancellor's Award for the last Morocco course on Women and Democracy in Morocco. My team-taught January 2020 course with Allonah Ezrowill took students to Spain and Morocco and explored the flourishing of cultures in Moorish Spain and contemporary issues in Morocco.
Courses at SUNY Potsdam
Arabic 101, 102, 103, 203
English as a second language
Publications and recent articles & presentations
The Childhood of a Muslim Girl Growing up in Pre-Independent Tunisia, a translation from French into English of the novel Les Jardins du Nord, by Souad Guellouz, 2016.
The Potsdam Reader, Ginn Publishing Company, editor; an interdisciplinary text for the Freshman Seminar program, 1982.
Recent papers and panels on language teaching and articles on North African Literature and Culture
Associated Colleges, 2018 "Tech Tools for Teaching."
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Internationalization, 2014.
I have a Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Oregon and a B.A. from Universidad de Chile. My scholarly interests are, contemporary Latin American and U.S. Latino poetry, Latin American and U.S. Latino short fiction, translation studies, and creative writing.
My article "Mad Love: Martín Espada's homage to Frank Espada's photographic legacy" published in the Latino Studies journal resulted from my interest in the work of U.S. Latino poet Martín Espada and his father's documentary photographic work on the Puerto Rican diaspora.
My edition of Chilean poet Jorge Montealegre's Cuenta Regresiva. Antología de Poemas 1978-2010 was published by LOM in 2017.
My book of interviews El otro Lihn: La práctica cultural de Enrique Lihn was published by University Press of America in 2001, and my articles on contemporary Latin American poetry can be found in a number of scholarly journals.
I was poetry editor for the Chilean poetry chapter of the Handbook of Latin American Studies of the Library of Congress from 1993 until 2000, and I am currently on the editorial board of the Blueline literary magazine.
A few of my own poems plus translations of poems by Jack Agueros, Todd Davis, Mark Doty, Maurice Kenny, Li-Young Lee, Philip Lopate, and Kathleen Sheeder Bonano can be found on the Letras de Chile literary website.
Carta de Extranjería, a collection of my own poems, was published by Asterión in 1992.
Liliana Trevizán, (PhD. University of Oregon) is a professor of Spanish Literature with expertise in Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.
Dr. Trevizán is currently the Chair of A&S Curriculum Committee and she has been a founder member of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and the Task Force on the Status of Women.
She has received the President's Award and a Faculty Research and Scholarship Award by the SUNY Chancellor; as well as a Faculty Senate Resolution. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, and other Honor Societies.
She advises the Spanish Club, and students have repeatedly named her Favorite Professor.
Her service to the College includes heading the Campus Academic Festival in 2007, and organizing numerous writers, artists, and guest speakers such as Winona LaDuke, Chandra Mohanty, Rodrigo Dorfman, Mary Louise Pratt, Jacqui Alexander, Diamela Eltit, Pia Barros, Debra Castillo, Vita Ayala and Melissa Castillo-Garsow.
She participated with Spanish majors in the Bridging Cultures Mural interdisciplinary project. Invited artist Francisco Letelier, who was in residence at SUNY Potsdam, led the creation of the mural.
An active member of the local community, Professor Trevizán is a member and past president of the St. Lawrence County American Association of University Women, AAUW.
She is a productive scholar who regularly presents at international and national conferences.
Her book Politica/Sexualidad: Nudo en la escritura de mujeres latinoamericanas (1998) is widely cited and recognized by feminist scholars in Latin America and the USA.
Courses taught at SUNY Potsdam
She also teaches the different levels of the language classes and contributes to the WGS curriculum.
For the new Potsdam Pathways Professor Trevizán designed Women of Color, a Ways 103 class, and Memory and Human Rights, a Ways 101 class.
• "A Museum and Democratic Performance in Chile" in Memory, Conflict and Reconciliation, edited by Martin Palous, Vaclav Havel Program for Human Right and Diplomacy. Forthcoming in Academia (chapter)