Dr. Javier Gonzalez Joins MDFL

Dr. Javier González Joins MDFL

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that Dr. Javier González joins the Department this fall as an Assistant Professor of Spanish. A native of San Juan, Argentina, Dr. González received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, his adopted home town. He has been teaching various levels of Spanish and culture since 2000. His main area of research analyzes the connections between the counterculture and the avant-garde in Latin America, with a special focus on the role of rock music and its culture in the 1960s and 1970s. Dr. González has published articles in Uruguay, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, and the United States on various topics in literature and culture. He is currently developing a book length manuscript on Rock Culture and Latin American Literature of the the 1960s and 1970s.

He received his B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Visual Arts from the University of Northern Colorado and an M.A. in Jazz Historiography and Research from Rutgers-Newark. Dr. González also has extensive experience as an interpreter and translator, having worked primarily in the medical field.