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Alejandro Ramírez-Arballo

Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish


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I am a faculty lecturer at Penn State since 2008. My job at this institution is to develop, teach and evaluate Spanish courses with an emphasis on Latin American culture and literature. To achieve my goals, I develop my classes considering technology a fundamental component without which my work is meaningless.

I have applied some principles of the flipped learning approach to my own philosophy of teaching. Each session should be a common exercise in which we analyze and evaluate several topics, approaching them since different perspectives and implementing the resources of information and communication technologies. I consider each of my students a free, responsible person with enormous possibilities for human growth.

As for my research, I am currently working in the field of analogical hermeneutics, proposed by Professor Mauricio Beuchot; The carnal hermeneutics, proposed by Professor Richard Kearney, and the poetics of nostalgia. I am interested in the area of contact between philosophy and literature, between fiction and non-fiction, between self and the others.

You can reach me in the “contact” section of this page. I reply every message in less than 72 hours.

-alx