Associate Professor of Spanish
Carmen Carracelas-Juncal, a native of Spain, joined the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in the fall of 2008. She has a Ph.D. in Hispanic Language and Literatures from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with concentrations in applied linguistics and second language acquisition. She also holds an MA in Spanish Linguistics and Literature and a BA in Spanish Translation and Interpretation from Brigham Young University.
She started teaching language classes as an undergraduate in her junior year at Brigham Young University and fell in love with it. At USM she teaches beginner to advanced Spanish undergraduate courses. She also serves as the Graduate Director for the Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages, where she teaches graduate courses in Spanish linguistics, culture, peninsular literature, and core courses, both online and face-to-face. She includes service-learning in some of her undergraduate and graduate courses and loves to incorporate theater in her literature courses, where her students have the opportunity to adapt, direct, and act in plays as their final project. Her beginner language students are also included in the end of the semester production open to the public. Her work has appeared in Hispania, Learning Languages, and Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching. Some of her research areas of interest are service-learning, study abroad, teaching and learning, heritage learners, and early language learning.