Joy Landeira

Department Head | Professor



BA, MA University of Wyoming

PhD University of Colorado, Boulder


Joy Landeira is Professor of Spanish and Head of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. She is also Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, headquartered at the University of Wyoming, and the Managing editor of RMMLA’s academic journal, Rocky Mountain Review of Languages and Literature. 

Research Interests

Professor Landeira’s research interests focus on twentieth and twenty first century poetry and narrative of Spain, Latin America, and the Hispanic United States. She has written three books, and dozens of juried articles and book reviews: 

  1. Ernestina de Champourcin: Vida y Literatura. Ferrol: Sociedad de Cultura Valle-Inclán, Esquío de Poesía, Ensaio series, 2005. ISBN # 849528955-5.

  2. Una rosa para Ernestina: Ensayos en Conmemoración del Centenario de Ernestina de Champourcin. Ferrol: Sociedad de Cultura Valle-Inclán,  2006. ISBN # 849528973-3.

  3. Jaiku Compostelano. Santiago de Compostela, Spain: Follas Novas, Los Libros del Caracol, 2012. ISBN # 978-84-695-4343-6. 

Undergraduate Teaching

Intermediate Spanish I & II; Spanish for Professionals; Composition, Conversation and Film Studies; Intro. to Literature; Spanish Vocabulary for Bilingual Educators; Mexican American Literature; Intro to Linguistics, Phonetics and Dialectology; Spanish Peninsular Civ/Culture;

Graduate Teaching

Spanish Research Methods; Graduate Research Methods; Latin American Civ/Culture; Spanish Peninsular Civ/Culture; Spanish Peninsular Literature; Phonetics and Dialectology; Translation; Mexican and Mexican American Literature; Literature of the Americas; Latin American Poetry of 20th and 21st Centuries.

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Joy Landeira

Department Head of Modern and Classical Languages
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