Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman, Ph.D., M.A.

Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Languages, Literatures & Cultures Department


Ph.D. in Communication, 2008, University of Colorado; Master's in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, 1999, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; B.A. in Secondary Education/English and Modern Foreign Languages, 1996, Augustana University


Dr. Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman returned to Augustana in 2022 as an assistant professor of Spanish after spending several years researching and writing about public perception of border and immigration issues and the history of free speech. Eastman is the author of Shaping the Immigration Debate: Contending Civil Societies on the US-MX Border and Immigration: Examining the Facts. Her most recent book, Free Speech and Censorship: A Documentary and Reference Guide was named by RUSA (a division of the American Library Association) to the 2023 Outstanding References Sources List. Eastman’s teaching honors include National Board Certification in the Teaching of World Languages Other than English and the Augustana Student Association Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence. Eastman earned a B.A. from Augustana University in secondary education/English and modern foreign languages, a Master’s in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado.