Dr. Claudia Young
Associate Professor of Spanish
Office: Vinson Hall 121
Dr. Claudia Young joined the faculty of Northwestern in 2010. She got her Ph.D. in Spanish from Texas Tech University. She taught undergraduate courses at TTU beginning in 2004. In the spring of 2008, she took the students to the Study Abroad Program in Seville, Spain. Before that, she worked for several academic institutions in San Antonio, Texas, including the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She also worked for the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico.
Dr. Young is an enthusiastic teacher and an active researcher. She maintains an internationally active career. Her primary fields of interest include 20th century and contemporary Latin American literature. She works on topics related to Psychoanalysis, Ecocriticism and Comparative Literature. She has written the book El mesticismo en la novelistica de Jorge Icaza, where she analyzes the role of the "mestizo" in the Ecuadorian author's novels. She is also the author of El problema de los tiempos pretérito y copretérito en los extranjeros de habla inglesa que estudian español como segunda lengua en la UNAM, a dissertation of the conflict in the use of past tense in Spanish.