Diana P. Romero
Lecturer in Language (Spanish)
Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program
Diana Romero has been working as a full-time lecturer at Columbia since Fall 2004. She has been a lecturer at the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University and Yale University. She worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she received her M.A. on Latin American Literature and her Ph.D. on Colombian literature in 2009. She holds a B.A. in Modern Languages from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.
Diana received the Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award given by the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Maryland, and the Excellence in Teaching Award given by the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at the behest of the students.
She believes that teaching and learning are multidirectional and multifaceted processes where the meaningful and creative involvement of all the participants is essential. In her classes she fosters an environment where students can build increasingly critical and self-learning strategies that integrate different aspects of language and culture. Activities and materials should help class participants to develop a greater cultural and linguistic understanding and awareness of the Spanish speaking peoples and to think critically about their own culture.
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