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Elise Bartosik-Velez

Professor of Spanish (2003); Director, Dickinson in Malaga, 2021-23

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Professor Bartosik-Vélez received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Illinois. She teaches students about Latin American history and literature, focusing in particular on the colonial period through independence. She also teaches courses that compare British America and Spanish America in the early modern period. Her research interests include: intellectual history, the history of empire, the legacy of the classical world in the Americas, and the economic, political, and cultural entanglements of early modern empires.


  • 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