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Faculty Profile

Shawn Stein

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2015)

Contact Information

Bosler Hall Room M10


Professor Stein's scholarship focuses on contemporary Latin American literary and cultural production. His current research is devoted to analyzing satire and the myth of fair play in football (soccer) fiction in Latin America. Stein's "Playing fairly: the satiric tradition in football fiction from Latin America" is forthcoming in Soccer & Society. Other recent work has been published in Chasqui, Hispania, Revista de literatura mexicana, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture and Transmodernity. Idols and Underdogs: An Anthology of Latin American Football Fiction, his co-edited anthology of football fiction and author interviews (an English translation of Por amor a la pelota: Once cracks de la ficción futbolera - Editorial Cuarto Propio, 2014), was released by Freight Books in 2016. Stein's teaching experience and interests include social justice, community engagement, cultural/literary studies, film, football, satire, Portuguese and Spanish, among other topics.


  • B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1998
  • M.A., University of California-Riverside, 2000
  • Ph.D., 2006

2020-2021 Academic Year

Spring 2021

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.