Bonnie Loder

Bonnie Loder

Bonnie Loder, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Spanish

Tel.: (630) 942-3040
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2430F

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Nation building in nineteenth-century Spanish American novels
  • Twentieth-century Spanish American literature and culture

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Elementary Spanish 1101 (COD)
  • Intermediate Spanish 2201 (COD)
  • Intermediate Spanish 2202 (COD)
  • Culture and Civilization of Costa Rica 1800 (COD)
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature (Penn State)
  • Survey of Spanish American Literature through "Modernismo" (Penn State)
  • Introduction to Latina/o Studies (Penn State)
  • Introduction to Literatures of the Americas (Penn State)
  • Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Composition (Penn State)

Current Projects:

  • Literary translation (Spanish to English)
  • Study abroad program development

Study Abroad Leadership, Research, and Study:

  • CoDirector of College of DuPage Study Abroad in San José, Costa Rica (2017)
  • CoDirector of Penn State Study Abroad in Havana, Cuba (2015)
  • Graduate Student Assistant of Penn State Study Abroad in Puebla, México (2015)
  • Dissertation Research at El Centro de Estudios Martianos in Havana, Cuba (2014)
  • Course on the Language and Culture of Náhuatl at El Colegio de Jalisco in Zapopan, México (2009)
  • University Semester Abroad at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid, Spain (2005)

Selected recent conference presentations:

  • "Global Leadership Development through Service Learning Abroad." The Harper College Office of International Education and the Learning Assessment Committee: Assessing Global and Intercultural Learning. Palatine, IL. (March 2017; with Donna Gillespie, Edith Jaco, and Stephanie Quirk)
  • "Tableaux of Family Tragedy: Rethinking Suffering in Tomás Rivera's ...And the Earth Did Not Devour Him." Imagining Latino/a Studies: Past, Present, & Future. Panel Title: "Reading Publics, Pedagogy, and Challenging Genre in Latino/a Literature." Chicago, IL. (July 2014)
  • "Rhetorical Trappings: Fashioning the Body in Nineteenth-Century Cuba." Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Panel Title: "Body Work." Milwaukee, WI. (November 2013)
  • "Madness in Elena Garro's Los recuerdos del porvenir." Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures. Panel Title: "Espejos mexicanos entre pasado y presente: lenguaje, memoria, y ambigüedad." University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC. (March 2012)


  • Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honorary Society (2003 – Present)


  • Ph.D. Spanish American Literature, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. Spanish, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A. Spanish and English, Washington College 

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