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Natalio OhannaMichael Braun

Natalio Ohanna
Assistant Professor

Office: (269) 387-3018

515 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338

Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday, 11 to noon
And by appointment

Mailing Address
Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA

Ph.D., McGill University

Dr. Ohanna is Assistant Professor of Transatlantic Cultural and Literary Studies, and Affiliated Faculty in the WMU Medieval Institute. He studied at the University of Buenos Aires, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and McGill University, where he completed his Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies with a dissertation entitled "Among Muslims, Renegades and Indians: Spanish Narratives of Coexistence in Foreign Lands." Professor Ohanna specializes in Spanish Golden Age and Spanish American colonial literatures, with a focus on the intellectual history of the Early Modern period, the cultural triangle of Europe, Africa and the Americas in struggle and exchange, the discursive configuration of the East and the New World, Spanish humanism during the Counterreformation, and the social and political meanings of cross-cultural narratives of travel, shipwreck and captivity. His scholarly work has been published in professional journals such as Hispanic Review, Anales Cervantinos, Hispanic Journal, Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America, and Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. His book, Cautiverio y convivencia en la edad de Cervantes, was recently published by Centro de Estudios Cervantinos, in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.