Gonzalo Baptista

Assistant Professor, Spanish Foreign Languages

Gonzalo Baptista has lived and studied in his homeland, Spain, as well as in Italy, Mexico and the U.S. He loves to ride his bicycle, to travel, to cook for friends and to go hiking.


  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
    Ph.D., M.A, Hispanic Studies
  • Scuola Holden, Torino, Italy
    M.A., Creative Writing
  • Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain 
    B.A., Spanish Philology (Literature & Linguistics)


Courses taught at Emory and Henry College (2016-present)

SPA 101 “Introductory level I” (both, in-campus and on-line course)

SPA 102 “Introductory level II” (both, in-campus and on-line course)

SPA 201 “Intermediate level” (both, in-campus and on-line course)

SPA 202 “Communication in the Hispanic World”

SPA 203 “Conversation and Culture”

SPA 301 “Advanced Grammar and Expressions in Hispanic Culture”

SPA 302 “Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Film”

SPA 401 “Nature & Modernity in Hispanic Narratives” (Fall 2018)

SPA 402 “Hispanic Women Writers” (Spring 2019)

SPA 406 “Survey in Latin American Literature”

SPA 460 “Independent Study: Eco-criticism in Latin American Works”


Through a Transatlantic gaze, on his doctoral dissertation, Gonzalo focused on microfiction written in Mexico by Spanish exile writers such as Max Aub, María Luisa Elío, and José de la Colina.

He is also interested in issues related to displacements (diaspora, immigration, personal nomadic experiences) and long-life teaching (rubrics, e-portfolios).

  • Gonzalo Baptista
    Gonzalo Baptista


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