Colleen Ebacher

Professor

Ebacher

Contact Info

Phone:
Office:
CLA 4152
Email:
Hours:
W 3:30-4:30pm, Th 1-2pm
by prior appointment
Other times as requested, all virtual
Email cebacher@towson.edu
for appointment

Education

Ph.D. University of Michigan in 1992

Areas of Expertise

Research and teaching interests/publications are film and literature, colonial studies, and technology integration.

Biography

Colleen Ebacher is Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies.  She began her work at Towson University in 1995 as Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Foreign Languages Department.  From 2005-2007, she served as Director of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. She received her B.A. in English and Spanish and M.A. in Spanish from Marquette University in Wisconsin.  While studying for her B.A., she completed a year at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.  She also completed two years of study for the Master’s degree at the Universidad de Concepción in Chile.  She earned her Ph.D. at The University of Michigan in 1992. Dr. Ebacher has taught both undergraduate and graduate student courses in Spanish language, Culture and Civilization of Latin America, Latin American literature, colonial studies, translation and interpretation, film, women writers and immigration.  She has developed and taught numerous experiential learning courses and programs including immersion experiences in global contexts, diplomatic simulations, and service-learning with many Baltimore and Baltimore County non-profit, governmental and K-12 public and private schools. She has received several international grants including five Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad and a 100,000 Strong in the Americas grant. Dr. Ebacher’s current research is on indigenous responses in text, art and architecture to conquest and colonization and, more contemporarily, on the Hispanic stories of immigration. Her scholarship is interdisciplinary in nature and is grounded in the study of literature, anthropology, history, philosophy and art.

Select Publications:

“Images of a Counter Space: The San Pedro Apóstol Church in Andahuaylillas, Peru as Heterotopia.” Hispanic Journal. Vol. 39. No. 1 (Spring 2018): 11-40.

“Whose Paradise Is This?: The Sixteenth-Century Murals of Malinaco as Heterotopia.” Hispanic Journal. Vol. 37. No. 2 (Fall 2016): 47-72.

“Taking Spanish into the Community: A Novice’s Guide to Service Learning.”  Hispania.  Vol. 96 No. 2 (2013): 397-408.

Spring 2021 Course Schedule

  • SPAN 201.002 Spanish Intermediate I
  • SPAN 322.001  Survey of Spanish-American Literature
  • SPAN 409.001  Spanish Translation
  • LAST 385.101 Model Organization of American States