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Palmar Álvarez-Blanco

Broom Fellow for Public Scholarship

Professor of Spanish, Spanish

Education & Professional History

Universidad de Valladolid, Licenciada; University of Villanova, MA; University of Colorado (Boulder), PhD

Dr. Palmar Alvarez-Blanco joined the Carleton Spanish Department faculty in 2006.  She is one of the co-founders of the International Association of 21st Century Spanish Literature and Film (ALCESXXI), where she serves as president. Dr. Alvarez-Blanco’s journey as a scholar engaging the world of arts activism and grassroots movements has deeply informed her own research and teaching practices. These experiences have been a source of constant inspiration for the development of civic engagement projects that connect students with social realities and vice versa. Her teaching portfolio includes Spanish courses as well as advanced seminars in Spanish cultural studies.


At Carleton since 2006.

Current Courses

  • Fall 2022
    SPAN 244: Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film
  • Winter 2023
    SPAN 345: Culture, Capitalism and the Commons
  • Spring 2023
    SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish