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Department ofModern Languages and Literatures

Edith Leni

Edith S Leni

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

Edith Leni is a lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at SCU and a native of Santiago, Chile. She holds a Ph.D. in Iberian and Latin American Cultures from Stanford University and is deeply passionate about teaching Spanish language and culture while actively pursuing her research interests. Before joining Santa Clara University, Edith taught Spanish language and culture to heritage and non-heritage speakers at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Additionally, at the Nursing Department of California State University, Monterey Bay, she has taught beginner and intermediate/advanced levels of Spanish, focusing on the medical field and cultural sensitivity within various Latino population groups. Her research interests span a cross-disciplinary range, including social and individual trauma, the historiography and legacy of the Holocaust, its representation in Latin America, memory studies, and autobiographical narratives stemming from the concentrationary experiences in Europe and Latin America.

  • SPAN 2: Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II
  • SPAN 3: Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture III