Faculty Profile

Elise Bartosik-Velez

Associate Professor of Spanish (2003)

Contact Information


Bosler Hall Room 320


Professor Bartosik-Vélez received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Illinois. She teaches Latin American literature and focuses in particular on the colonial period and the nineteenth century. Her research interests include: Christopher Columbus, the legacy of the classical world in the Americas, intellectual history, and the colonial and independence era in both Latin America and the United States.


  • B.A., University of California at San Diego, 1987
  • Masters in Pacific International Affairs, University of California at San Diego, 1990
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
  • Ph.D., 2003

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 102. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 102 or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

SPAN 311 Pre-Columbian & Colonial Text
Cross-listed with LALC 311-01.

LALC 311 Pre-Columbian & Colonial Text
Cross-listed with SPAN 311-01.