Traci Roberts-Camps

Traci Roberts-Camps

Room 248
Wendell Phillips Center Annex
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PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2004

MA, University of California, Riverside, 2001

BA, Willamette University, 1999

Teaching Interests

My teaching approach centers on respect for students. I consider students to be intellectual equals capable of teaching me as well as learning from me. I believe that the classroom should be a comfortable setting where students are free to speak in Spanish, commit errors, and learn from their mistakes. I also think that the Spanish language classroom has the added benefit of allowing students to explore topics that have to do with their own lives. With this in mind, I like to provide them with the opportunity to talk about themselves in Spanish. In literature courses I talk with students individually about their interests and suggest Latin American authors they would like to read for class or even after the semester is over.

Research Focus
  • Latin American Women Filmmakers
  • Latin American Cinema
  • Latin American Literature
  • Contemporary Mexican Novel