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Portrait of Kaitlin Thomas

Kaitlin E. Thomas has taught at Norwich since January 2015. She completed her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at the University of Birmingham (U.K.).

She holds a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Washington College and an M.A. in Latin American and Spanish Language & Literature from New York University (Madrid). 

Thomas has also completed non-degree studies with the Council of International Education Exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sevilla, Spain: the Centro Panoamericano de Idiomas in Guanacaste, Costa Rica; the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid, Spain, and the Universidad Centroamericana ‘José Simeón Cañas’ in La Libertad, El Salvador.

At Norwich, she teaches the courses Spanish I and II, Intermediate Spanish I and II, Advanced Spanish I and II, medieval Spanish literature, and the special topics classes, U.S. Latinos and the Border, Music and Politics in Latin America, Contemporary Cuba, and Popular Visual Rhetoric in Mexico. 

Her research delves into U.S. and Latino/a identities that are resulting from trans-border cultural and national fusion, undocumented Latino/a immigration, and contemporary Mexico. She is interested in intersections between social media and cultural iconography as well as exploring music as a site for resistance.

Thomas was the founding organizer and chapter advisor of the Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honors Fraternity at Norwich. Her academic research, journalism, and op-ed writing has appeared in the Delaware Review of Latin American StudiesGlobal LearningThe Baltimore SunEthnomusicology Review, and Public Radio International, among other outlets (a complete list of publications can be found here).

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