Dr. Rafael Garcia

Associate Professor Spanish
Global Cultures

Breiseth Hall 321
(570) 408-4606

Dr. Rafael García is originally from Valladolid (Spain) and he has been in the country since 2005. Rafael came to Wilkes University in 2011 as assistant professor of Spanish. Previously he taught at Martin University (Indiana) and he graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2010 with a PhD in Golden Age Spanish literature.

As an Assistant Professor of Spanish, Dr. Rafael García teaches courses at all levels in the  Spanish program. His areas of specialization include the Religious Literature of the sixteen and seventeenth centuries.  He likes sports and plays soccer with students in our intramural soccer competition.

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Cincinnati, 2010.
  • Licenciatura in Classic Philology, University of Valladolid, 2004 .
  • Licenciatura in Spanish Philology, University of Valladolid, 2003.

Courses Taught:

  • Spanish 101: Introduction to Spanish I
  • Spanish 102: Introduction to Spanish II
  • Spanish 203: Intermediate Spanish I
  • Spanish 204: Intermediate Spanish II
  • Spanish 206: Advanced grammar and composition
  • Spanish 307: Survey of Spanish Literature I
  • Spanish 308: Survey of Spanish Literature II
  • Spanish 398: Conversation and Literature
  • Spanish 298: Culture of Modern Spain

Research interest:

  • Spanish Golden Age Literature (16th- 17th centuries)
  • Vernacular and Latin Medieval literature
  • History of Spanish Language
  • Religious studies on Spanish Renaissance
  • Latin language influence on Spanish Language and Literature