José M. García-Sánchez, PhD

Professor of Spanish
Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures
Patterson Hall 133 N
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  • Spanish
  • Spain
  • Latin America
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish History


García-Sánchez obtained a licenciatura in Spanish philology from the University of Salamanca, Spain, (1989) and a master of arts (1993) and a doctorate from Arizona State University (1996). His research focuses on the 18th and 19th-century transatlantic travel narrative, with special interest on logs written by Spanish explorers in the Pacific Northwest. His line of research in this corpus of study is founded on discourse analysis and postcolonial theory.

García Sánchez has taught all levels of Spanish at EWU. He is the director of the summer program in Salamanca, Spain. He is currently the department chair for the Modern Languages Department.

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