Daniela Johannes

  • Associate Professor of Languages
  • M.A., Ph.D., The University of Arizona
  • B.A., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Research Interests

  • Border Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Classes Taught

  • ESP 324 Latinos in the US
  • ESP 311 Contemporary Latin American Narrative
  • SPA 456/556 Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature, Language and Culture
  • SPA 101-102 Elementary Spanish I & II
  • SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • WOS 225 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies


Dr. Daniela Johannes, originally from Chile, obtained her Ph.D from The University of Arizona on Spanish and Border Studies. She teaches classes on Latinos and Latin American Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Spanish. Her research focuses on the dynamic relationship between individually motivated actions, modes of security and material culture as it takes place in U.S-Mexico Border. She recently published a piece entitled “Border Architectures: Nature, Technology and Humanness in the Sonoran Desert.” At WCU she serves at the Executive Committee for the Ethnic Studies Institute, and is co-director for the Latino Communities Conference.

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