Pablo Pastrana-Pérez

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Pablo Pastrana-Pérez
Associate Professor of Spanish
(269) 387-2955
(269) 387-3103
515A Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
Mailing address: 
Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Office hours: 

Tuesday and Thursday 9 to 10 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m. (email) and by appointment.


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Dr. Pablo Pastrana-Pérez is a professor of Spanish medieval literature and historical linguistics in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University.

His papers and publications to date have focused on 15th and 16th-century texts, particularly the short chivalric narratives. He is finishing a collaborative research project that began between Pastrana-Pérez and the late Catherine Julien (Department of History). The project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, involves a scholarly edition of 61 documents pertaining to Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca's exploration of the South-American interior between 1540 and 1544.

Pastrana-Pérez is a member of the Medieval Institute board and serves as the faculty director of the undergraduate study abroad program in Burgos, Spain. He is the recipient of a 2016-17 College of Arts and Sciences’ Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching.