Mariola Pérez de la Cruz
Master Faculty Specialist
Office: (269) 387-3015
509 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, 11 to noon
And by appointment
Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Ph.D., Universidad de Alcalá
Dr. Mariola Pérez de la Cruz is master faculty specialist of Spanish in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University.
Pérez de la Cruz specializes in Spanish philology and twentieth-century Spanish literature. Her research focuses on post-war Spanish novel and theater, which she studies from a sociohistorical perspective. She authored a book: "Carlos Muñiz: Lola espejo oscuro." This book is an edition of an unpublished play censored under the Franco dictatorship. Pérez de la Cruz coordinates the intermediate-level Spanish language program and serves the department as community outreach coordinator. She also serves as faculty director of the undergraduate study abroad program in Burgos, Spain.
Pérez de la Cruz is on the program team of the annual Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival held every March in Brown Hall on WMU's Main Campus. This six-day competitive event is dedicated to the presentation of original creative cinema from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish-speaking cultures around the world, with the movie subtitles in English. The films compete for the Gold Kazoo prize.