Marisa García-Verdugo, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

PNW placeholder image


Teaching all levels in Spanish, including upper level courses Spanish Culture, History and Linguistics. Interim Chair of the Political Science, Economics and World Languages and Culture.

Research Overview

Currently interested in travel diaries during the Spanish exploration era, in particular the Boxer Codex or “Manuscrito de Manila”. I have worked on Sephardic Spanish, Colonial Spanish Theater in the 1500’s and the 1600’s in the Americas.

I am a firm believer in the life changing experience of learning a second language and traveling abroad, it takes some work but the rewards are never-ending. I used to take students to Spain for 10 years, those students have not forgotten their experiences, and now some are in their late 40's and want their kids to go!

Teaching Focus

Basic Spanish courses, Business Spanish. Introduction to reading Literature of the Spanish Speaking Peoples. Spanish Culture and Literature and, of course, Don Quixote!

PNW placeholder image


(219) 989-1231

Office Location:

Porter Hall 216B


  • Ph.D. -State University of New York at Albany. Hispanic and Italian Studies. Graduate Certificate, Latin American Studies.
  • M.A.- Michigan State University at East Lansing. Hispanic Literature and Linguistics.
  • B.A. – English and Education. Universidad de Extremadura, Caceres, Spain.

Areas of Expertise

  • Spanish Colonial Studies
  • Early Modern and Renaissance
  • Spanish Literature and Culture

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • “Teorías sobre el origen de los habitantes naturales de la Indias Occidentales” Homenaje a Alicia Colombi de Monguio, Ed. Eva Mendieta. NY: Juan de La Cuesta, 2014
  • Luisa de Carvajal en sus contextos Madrid: Pliegos, 2008
  • La Lozana andaluza y la literatura del siglo XI , Madrid: Pliegos,1996

Curriculum Vitae