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Meet the Faculty

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Phillip Thomason

Emeritus Professor of Hispanic Studies

Division: International Studies and Languages Division
Phone: (310) 506-4219
E-mail: phillip.thomason@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Spanish, University of Kentucky, 1987
  • M.H.S., Hispanic Studies, Auburn University, 1976
  • A.B., Spanish and Political Science, University of Montevallo, 1972, With Highest Honors


  • Spanish Language
  • Hispanic Culture and Civilization
  • Spanish Literature
  • Basic Translation

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Program Director: Costa Rica, Spain and Argentina
  • Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture of Spain.
  • Sigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honorary)
  • Society of the Seven Sages
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

Academic Interests:

  • Eighteenth Century Bibliography of Spanish Theatre
  • El Coliseo de la Cruz: Madrid's First Permanent Theater (1737-1859)

Selected Works:

  • Dissertation: The Coliseo de la Cruz: Madrid's First Municipal Playhouse (1737-1859).
  • [Translation] Juan Antonio Monroy, " The Gnosis of Princeton: Wise Men in Search of God," The European Challenge 1 (1988)., 1988
  • [Translation] Juan Antonio Monroy, "The Meaning of Human Love in the Song of Solomon," The European Challenge 1.4 (1988): 6-7., 1988
  • [Translation] Juan Antonio Monroy, "Listen Europe," The European Challenge 2.3 (1989): 6-7., 1989
  • El Coliseo de la Cruz: Illustrations from the Archivo Municipal de Madrid, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, University of Liverpool. April, 1993., 1993
  • Review: Leandro Fernández de Moratín, La Comedia Nueva y El Sí de las Niñas. Barcelona: Crítica, 1994, 354 pp. [Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, (LXLLIV, 1997) 229.), 1994
  • [Translation] "The Drawer that Opens By Itself, " in collaboration with William Stivers, Legends from Spain, (Lincolnwood, Ill.: National Textbook, 1997), pp., 1997

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