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Guido Podesta

Guido Podesta

Latin American studies

Professor, Spanish and Portuguese College of Letters and Science International Division Work: 608-262-6823 — Home and cell phones available upon request


  • Literary and cultural studies
  • International studies with a focus on Latin American studies


  • Published four books and several academic essays in Latin American Studies
  • Romnes Faculty Fellowship; Resident Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities; and Senior Fellowship, American Council for Learned Sciences
  • Department chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2000-2003
  • Director of the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) Program, a federally-funded National Resource Center, 2004-2007
  • Associate Dean (2007-2010) and Senior Associate Dean of the Division of International Studies (2010 -2012)
  • Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the Division of International Studies, 2012-2014