Faculty Profile

Toni Rivas Bonillo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2014)

Contact Information


Bosler Hall Room 123


  • B.A., Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2001
  • Ph.D., Universite de Neuchatel, 2008
  • Ph.D., 2008

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 201.

SPAN 380 Contemporary Theater in Spain
This course will focus on contemporary theatrical productions from Spain. Specifically, we will study the ways in which plays, representations, and even theatrical spaces interact with societal and political issues. Besides analyzing the thematic intricacies of the texts, we will pay attention to other aspects of the theatrical phenomenon. Therefore, when possible, we will examine representations and adaptations in order to ascertain ways in which actual productions interpret, adapt, or shape the meaning of a given play. Furthermore, we will explore the idea of theaters as a place of social encounter, debate, and even political activism and protest. Works to be discussed may include classics such as Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Buero Vallejo’s Historia de una escalera, and more recent plays by Paloma Cebrero, Juan Mayorga, and José Moreno Arenas’ Micro-theatre. This course may include attending a play in New York (if possible).