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Meet the Faculty

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George Arthur Carlsen

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Division: International Studies and Languages Division
Office: Pendleton Learning Center (PLC) 193
Phone: (310) 506-7957
E-mail: George.Carlsen@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, University of California, Riverside, 2008
  • M.A. in Spanish, University of California, Riverside, 2005
  • B.A. in Spanish, Willamette University, 2001, Spanish Department Honors


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

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • 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

Academic Interests:

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

Selected Works:

  • "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.