Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Jerome Williams
109 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048
Jerome Williams

Megan Saltzman 

Assistant Professor of Languages 
Ph.D. and M.A. University of Michigan 

B.A. Residential College, University of Michigan 

(610) 436 - 2372 / Main Hall 111


Research interests:

Contemporary Peninsular Culture Studies (Urbanism, Architecture, Public Space, Film, Novel, Political Resistance, Immigration, Multiculturalism, Social Media, Photography, Catalan and Basque Regionalisms); Everyday Life, Globalization, and Urban Studies Theory; Foreign Language and Critical Pedagogy.


"La inmigración urbana como comunidad inclusiva de resistencia en el cine documental español."  Cowritten with Javier Entrambasaguas.  Forthcoming in book Local Cities, Global Spaces: Towards a Multicultural Configuration of Spain.  Eds. Ana Corbalán and Ellen Mayock.

Kora.  Rogelio Guedea translated by Megan Saltzman.  Cold Hub Press, New Zealand.  2013.

"Urban Nostalgia: Post-Francoist Barcelona / Nostalgia urbana: La Barcelona posfranquista." In book: Cruce de vías: una mirada oceánica a la Cultura Hispánica, edited by Rogelio Guedea, Editorial Aldus, Mexico.  2010.

“Gentrification and Spatial Tactics in José Luis Guerín’s En construcción.”  In book: City in Film. University of Liverpool Press, England.  2008. 

Recent Conferences

"Espacio autogestionado of the Contemporary Urban Margin: the photography of Pau Faus's Ciudad jubilada."  Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.  March 2013.

“Peripheral Space and Adolescence in Marc Recha’s El Petit Indi.”  Redefining Spain in the Twenty-first Century Conference.  University of Auckland, New Zealand.  April 2012.

“Alternative Uses of Public Space as Political Resistance”.  Space of Flows Conference.  Monash University, Prato, Italy.  November 2011.

Medianeras: A Brief Historical Spectacle.”  Talk for panel I organized titled “Social Exclusion in Spain's Modern Historical Imaginary.”  Universdad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.  June 2010.  


ESP 305: Contemporary Spanish Film (English "Culture Cluster")

Spanish 321: Culturas de Hispano América (Spanish)

Spanish 320: Culturas de España (Spanish)

Spanish 319: Cultural Realities of Spain (English “Culture Cluster”)

Spanish 302: Conversation, Grammar Review, and Composition (Spanish)

Spanish 101: Introduction to Spanish Language I (Spanish)

Other interests

Spanish and Japanese textiles, Moorish Spain, Creating and editing short videos and photos, Blogging, “Situationism” and “Spatial tactics” (public space activities), Creative writing, Gender in contemporary Asian cinema and manga, Dark humor genre (Horacio Quiroga, Edward Gorey, Roald Dahl, contemporary Korean cinema…), Translation, Japanese language...