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Cristina Ortiz

Cristina Ortiz
Humanistic Studies (Spanish)
TH 373
(920) 465-2450

Cristina Ortiz, Humanistic Studies, is the Coordinator of the Spanish program. She joined the faculty at UW-Green Bay in 1993 after receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Ortiz has authored a monograph on Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges and has published her research on contemporary Spanish and Latin American female writers in top tier journals in Spain and in the United States. Her area of research focuses on issues of gender, nation and nationalism in contemporary Spanish and Latin American literature and film. Her work has also been included in several edited collections, most recently in Across the Straight: New Visions of Africa in Contemporary Spain. She is a member collaborator of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and a special contributor to the academic journal of this organization (RANLE). In addition to teaching a wide range of courses at UW-Green Bay, Ortiz has been instrumental in the creation of a Visiting Spanish Scholar in Residence program at UW-Green Bay, the Spanish in the Professions outreach program, as well as in establishing numerous local internships for UW-Green Bay students and institutional connections with the Hispanic/Latino community. She has also led study abroad programs to Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Australia and Cuba.

Ortiz is the recipient of two UW-Green Bay Founder’s Awards. She received the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Institutional Development in 2004-05 and, most recently, for Excellence in Community Outreach (2013-14).

Education: B.A. from Universidad del Pais Vasco (San Sebastian), M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Cincinnati


  • SPANISH 225 - Spanish Composition and Conversation
  • SPANISH 355 - Spanish and Latin American Cinema
  • SPANISH 357 - Cultura Latina
  • SPANISH 360 - Spain Today
  • SPANISH 361 - Cultures of Spain
  • SPANISH 438 - Major Spanish And Latin American Writers
  • SPANISH 465 - Special Topics (Variable content)
  • HUM STUD 202- Introduction to the Humanities II
  • HUM STUD 383 –Perspectives on Human Values: The Contemporary World
  • EDU 311- Foreign Languages Teaching Methods