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George Arthur Carlsen Faculty Profile

George Arthur Carlsen

Professor of Hispanic Studies
International Studies and Languages Divisional Dean
International Studies and Languages Division, Seaver College
PLC 101 A


  • PhD in Spanish, University of California, Riverside, 2008
  • MA in Spanish, University of California, Riverside, 2005
  • BA in Spanish, Willamette University, 2001, Spanish Department Honors


  • "Brazilian Masculine Identity in Mario Prata's Album Novel Buscando o seu Mindinho: Um Almanaque Auricular (2002)" Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies 22-23, 2012, forthcoming.
  • "An Album Novel for a Border City: The Case of Idos de la mente: la increíble y (a veces) triste historia de Ramón y Cornelio by Luis Humberto Crosthwaite" Letras Hispanas, 7, Fall 2010.
  • "Multi-Media Celebrity, Online Narrative and the Print Memoir: The Case of O Doce Veneno do Escorpião by Bruna Surfistinha" Symposium, Spring, 2009.
  • "The Novel in Mexico and Brazil in the Age of Globalization and Information Technology (2000-2005)," Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, Riverside, Directed by Raymond L. Williams.
  • Glazer Institute Half-Grant for Research, 2011
  • Dean's Fellowship - University of California, Riverside, 2003 - 2008
  • Dean's List - Willamette University, 2001
  • Modern Language Association
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese


  • Border Studies
  • Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultural and Literary Studies
  • New Media


  • Colonial Latin American Literature
  • Spanish Phonetics and Conversation
  • Spanish Civilization
  • First Year Spanish
  • Second Year Spanish