Lennie Amores, Ph.D.
Lennie Amores, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Spanish and serves on Marian University’s Hispanic Advisory Board. Dr. Amores is a Marian University, formerly Marian College, graduate (2003) and earned her Ph.D. in romance studies at the University of Miami, Florida (2011), where she specialized in nineteenth and twentieth-century Peninsular Spanish cultural studies. She teaches introductory, intermediate, and advanced language courses as well as Peninsular Spanish literature and culture courses. Currently, Dr. Amores is revising a chapter from her dissertation, “Intimate Otherness: Immigration in Recent Spanish Narrative,” into an article about global citizenship in Spanish young adult fiction.
Besides growing up in Indianapolis, Dr. Amores has lived and worked in Spain as a study abroad student while attending Marian University. Before her journey abroad she got a scholarship sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture as an assistant English teacher. She continues to travel to Spain every summer to visit family and do research on African and Eastern-European immigration to Spain. Prior to teaching at Marian University, Dr. Amores taught at Arkansas State University where a few of her students were selected to teach English in Spain as North American Language and Culture Assistants. She strongly encourages her students to improve their language proficiency through study abroad.