Nancy Vosburg

Professor of World Languages and Cultures (Spanish)

Nancy Vosburg, currently the chair of the modern languages and literatures department, is a professor of Spanish. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees while a teaching-research fellow at the University of Iowa. Prior to finishing her doctoral degree, she worked at the U.S. embassy in Madrid, Spain, for more than four years as a translator. She had also lived in Spain during her junior year abroad, and continues to travel there frequently. She enjoys teaching different aspects of Spanish culture, language, literature and film. She is also an avid reader and a golf enthusiast.


  • Ph.D.,The University of Iowa
  • M.A., The University of Iowa
  • B.A., Simpson College

Course Topics

  • Spanish literature, film and culture courses

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Spanish Women's Literature
  • The Detective Novel in Spain
  • Spanish Lesbian Studies
  • Women's Exile Studies


  • Iberian Crime Fiction. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011.
  • Lesbian Realities/Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011.
  • Un deseo propio. Barcelona: Bruguera, 2009.


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