Assistant Professor of Spanish
Dr. Halling is originally from California. She received her MA in Spanish Peninsular Literature at Brigham Young University in 2007 and her PhD in Hispanic Literature from Vanderbilt University in 2012. She specializes in Spanish Golden Age drama, and her research interests include Golden Age prose, early modern European women writers, Iberian convent theater, spatial theory, performance theory, and feminist theory.
She has taught a wide range of lower-division courses in both Spanish and Portuguese, including introductory language courses, advanced grammar and writing, Hispanic Civilization, Golden Age Drama, Introduction to Hispanic Literature, and Spanish for reading. She has also had several unique teaching opportunities, such as co-leading a seminar course on Golden Age theatre at Vanderbilt, directing theater outreach sessions in elementary and secondary schools, serving as an instructor in a workshop for high school teachers of Spanish and Theatre in El Paso, TX on behalf of the Chamizal National Memorial, and working as a teaching assistant during Vanderbiltís Summer Academy program.
Dr. Halling has lived abroad in Spain, Brazil, and Chile, and has visited many other countries, including Mexico, Argentina, and Portugal. She loves to travel and to spend time with her family.
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