Nené Lozada

Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program, Senior Instructional Professor
Cobb 126
Office Hours: Wednesday 11:30-1:30 p.m. and by appointment
Ph.D. (Anthropology), University of Chicago, 1998

Maria Cecilia Lozada, Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program, 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.

Recent Courses in RLL
  • SPAN 10100 Beginning Elementary Spanish I (Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2020)
  • SPAN 10200 Beginning Elementary Spanish II (Winter 2021)
  • SPAN 12003 Intensive Spanish III (Spring 2020)
  • SPAN 20100 Language, History, and Culture I (Winter 2017, Autumn 2017, Winter 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023)
  • SPAN 20200 Language, History, and Culture II (Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Winter 2022)
  • SPAN 20300 Language, History, and Culture III (Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Autumn 2020)
  • SPAN 20310 Chicago habla español (Spring 2021, Spring 2023, Spring 2024)
  • SPAN 21100 Las regiones del español (Spring 2017)
  • RLLT 38000 Foreign Language Acquisition, Research and Teaching (Autumn 2019)


Affiliated Departments and Centers: Center for Latin American Studies