Romance Languages and Literatures

Verónica Moraga

Full-Time Lecturer


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Program(s): Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

I have been teaching at the University of Chicago since 2008 and previously taught at the Art Institute of Chicago. I am passionate about teaching Spanish, and in particular, the role that cultural context plays in second language acquisition. I have a Bachelor of Science from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, and a Master’s Degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. I teach Spanish Language and Cultures for Social Workers, a course I developed for the School of Social Service Administration. When not teaching, I enjoy traveling, reading, watching movies, and exploring Latin American restaurants in Chicago. 

I am from Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico, but Chicago has become my adopted hometown. I live in the Pullman National Monument located on Chicago’s far South Side once occupied by Pullman Palace Car Company workers and also the birthplace of America’s Labor Day holiday.