Romance Languages and Literatures

Nené Lozada

Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program and Senior Lecturer


Cobb 126

Office Hours: 

MW 2:30-3:15

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PhD, Department of Anthropology, The University of Chicago, 1998

MA, Department of Anthropology, The University of Chicago, 1989

Program(s): Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

Maria Cecilia Lozada, Spanish language coordinator, holds a PhD in anthropology. She teaches beginners, intermediate and advanced language classes. In addition, Dr. Lozada is the recipient of many grants used for the development of class materials. In conjunction with graduate students Katie Ullyot and Deborah Skolnik, Lozada has developed the language video "Cara al Mundo." In this project, socio-linguistic patterns among Spanish speakers from 12 countries are examined in order to explore the linguistic and cultural variability present in the Spanish speaking world. "Cara al Mundo" is currently under review for publication. Other collaborative efforts include the local video project "Chicago Habla" designed and directed by Tanit Fernandez de la Reguera. Lozada also works closely with the Center for Latin American Studies in projects that involve outreach programs for the public school system in Chicago.

Selected Courses Taught

  • Elementary Spanish
  • Anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology and the Human Skeleton