Angelique Dwyer

Faculty

Associate Professor in Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures and Spanish, and Chair in LALACS

"Soy del sur y del norte, crecí zurda y norteada". / "I'm from the south and the north, I grew up lefthanded and disoriented." (Comiendo lumbre / Eating Fire, Gina Valdés)

I joined the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2010. I teach Spanish language, Latin American culture and film, Latin American and U.S. Latinx literature in Spanish. I am a specialist in Mexico / U.S. Intercultural Studies. I am particularly interested in Latinx/Latin American pop culture through the lens of Perfomance Theory. I recently completed a creative non-fiction project written in Spanglish, entitled "Gringos mexicanos," which broadens the dialogue on Mexican American identity. In 2019 I received a grant to create a podcast featuring this project. To hear more about my story, follow the Podcast "Learning for Life."

I am a community engaged scholar, deeply committed to co-learning and co-creating in and outside of the classroom. In 2016 I was honored to receive the President's Civic Engagement Award through the Minnesota Campus Compact for advancing the culture and practice of community engagement on campus. As a Faculty Engaged Fellow in 2011 I developed a community-based learning model with members of the Latinx community of St. Peter and the Gustavus Spanish program called Language Buddies, concerned with fostering transcultural competence in St. Peter. Language Buddies is housed in the Community Engagement Center and partners with: 

  • St. Peter Public Schools
  • EFCE Preschool
  • Area Adult Learning Cooperative
  • Cambria (ELL classes)
  • St. Peter Free Clinic

My courses align with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion guidelines, social justice topics, and community engagement. To read about my engaged teaching style, consult these blogs: this is how I teach, Building Community and innovative teaching.

PUBLICATIONS

Creative Work:

  • Dwyer, KA. Gringos Mexicanos Podcast. Fall 2019.
  • Dwyer, KA. "La vaca." PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. UTS ePress. Nicolás Manganas (Ed). Volume 17. Nº 1/2 2020.
  • Dwyer, KA. “Gringos Mexicanos.” PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. Paul Allatson (Ed). UTS ePress. Volume 16. Nº 1/2 2019.
  • Dwyer, KA. “Doce horas: A Family Border Tale.” PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. Paul Allatson (Ed). UTS ePress. Volume 16. Nº 1/2 2019.
  • Dwyer, KA. "La manda." PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. Paul Allatson (Ed). UTS ePress. Volume 16. Nº 1/2 2019.
  • Dwyer, K.A. "Simón." PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. Paul Allatson (Ed). UTS ePress. Volume 16. Nº 1/2 2019.
  • Dwyer, KA. “My Brother the Mexican.” PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. Paul Allatson (Ed). UTS ePress. Volume 14. Nº 1 2017.

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Education

I obtained my B.A. / Licenciatura in Communication Studies from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores (I.T.E.S.O.) (2000) with a Senior Thesis entitled: "Siete críticas a la Cenicienta / Seven Critiques of the Cinderella Folk Tale". M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2010) in 20th Century Latin American Literature from the University of Iowa, with a dissertation entitled: "Performing Nation in the Twenty First Century: Female Bodies and Voices of Greater Mexico."



Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
SPA-320 Latin Am Culture 15 2020/FA, 2019/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
SPA-280 Lit., Film & Society 11 2020/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, and 2012/SP
SPA-200 Crossing Borders 10 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, and 2015/SP
SPA-102 Hispanic World II 6 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/FA
SPA-390 Film in Spanish 4 2021/SP, 2015/SP, and 2011/SP
SPA-101 Hispanic World I 4 2013/SP and 2012/FA
NDL-113 Building Communities 2 2017/JN and 2016/JN
SPA-103 Hispanic World III 2 2014/FA
IDS-144 ST:A Place Called Home 1 2020/FA
LAS-268 Career Exploration 1 2020/JN
FTS-100 FTS:Building Community 1 2019/FA
SPA-344 ST:Hosting Community 1 2017/SP
SPA-390 Film in Spanish Lab 1 2015/SP
NDL-127 Latina Performance 1 2012/JN