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Sharonah Fredrick

Clinical Assistant Professor of Spanish Language & Culture
935 Clemens Hall
Office Hours: Fall 2017 - Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; or by appointment


  • Ph.D., Hispanic Language and Literature, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • M.A., Medieval, Renaissance, and Colonial History, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • B.A.,  Anthropology and Languages, State University of New York at Buffalo

Courses Regularly Taught

  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Spanish
  • Issues in Latin American Civilization-Impact of the Colonial Past
  • Civilization II: An Overview of the Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Periods-The Global Encounter
  • Latin America-Its People, Culture, and Intellectual History
  • Latin American Civilization-Indigenous Cultures to Independence

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Early Modern Era in the New World, South Asia, Spain, England and Ireland (1492-1799)
  • Mayan, Andean, and Southwestern Native Cosmology and Strategies of Resistance in Latin America
  • Spanish and Portuguese Imperial History in Asia/ Pacific
  • Judeo-Spanish and Irish Literature and Diasporas in the Colonial Americas
  • Changing Conceptions of Cartography in the Americas and Colonial Asia
  • Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew and English Language and Composition Teaching
  • Teacher and Student Training in Language Teaching

Selected Publications

  • Escribirlo es nunca acabar: cuatro siglos de Nueva Coronica y Buen Gobierno de Don Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (1615-2015). Co-editor and contributor with Rosario Quispe Agnoli, Ibero-Vervuet Frankfort y Madrid, (forthcoming, 2018).
  • “La animalidad y El Manuscrito de Huarochiri y el Popul Vuh: chamanismo y nuestros hermanos de cuatro patas”, in Animalia,  Biblioteca Agostino de Buenos Aires y CONICET, Argentina, (forthcoming, 2018).
  • “Rosario Navarro’s El libro del protocolo del primer notario indigena del Peru”,  book review in Renaissance Quarterly 70.1, 2017.
  • “Argentine Independence, San Martin, and the Magna Carta: The Influence of a Medieval Document in 19th Century National Movements,” article selected for Commemorative Acts of  the School of Social Transformation/ASU Conference on Global Participatory Democracy”, scheduled June 2017.
  • “El Wanka y la Mirada de Cornejo Polar-Venganza Oral de lo Escrito.” (Quechua-language drama and Cornejo Polar’s Gaze-Spoken Revenge of the Written Word)  in Europe/America: Circulacion y Transferencias Culturales. Academia Nacional de la Historia Argentina & CONICET, 2016.


  • Berlitz Cultural Consulting and Training Management Co., Princeton. Freelance senior consultant, writer, and certified lecturer for areas of expertise: Latin America (including Brazil), Caribbean and Spain (in Spanish, English and Portuguese); Colonial past and neo-colonialism in Latin American international development (in Spanish, English and Portuguese), 2005-16.
  • Contributing bimonthly columnist for The Desert Shamrock on Irish Renaissance and Medieval Mythology and history, with emphasis on the Irish in the New World during the 16th-19th centuries-December 2015-ongoing.
  •  Managing Editor and Historical Proofreader, Early Modern Women Journal, University of Miami/Arizona State University, May 2014-March 2017.