School of Languages and Cultures Spanish & PortugueseCollege of Liberal Arts

Cara Kinnally

  • Assistant Professor, Spanish
  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures & American Studies (combined Ph.D), Indiana University, 2013

Department Information

Languages and Cultures // Faculty
Spanish and Portuguese // SLC // Faculty
Latin American Studies // SIS // Faculty
American Studies // SIS // Affiliated Faculty

Office Information

  • Office: SC 282
  • Office Fax: 765.496.1700
  • Office Hours: Spring 2019: T, TH 10:00 - 11:00 am.
  • E-mail:
  • Courses

  • Undergraduate

    SPAN241  Introduction to Hispanic Literature

    SPAN482 Latin American Civilization 

    SPAN483 Latin American Culture: Latino/a Immigrant Experiences in the U.S. 


    SPAN 551: 19th-Century Spanish American Literature 

    SPAN 555: Latino/a Literature

    SPAN 556: Mexican Literature 

    SPAN 659: Race and Citizenship Along the Border: The Transnational Origins of Chicano/a Literature 

    SPAN 659; Rebellious Latinas: Sex and Gender in Latin American and U.S. Latino Culture 



  • Specialization

  • Mexican and Mexican American literature; Latino/a studies and literature; border studies; empire studies and (post) colonial theory; critical race theory.

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