Sandra Adriana García Sanborn

Lecturer in Spanish

Special Interests

Literature from the South Cone; Central American Literature; Literary and Cultural Theory;
Hispanic and Amerindian Poetry.


  • Ph.D. Candidate.  University of California, Berkeley.
    Hispanic Languages and Literatures with collateral fields in Literary and Cultural Theory and Colonial Spanish American Literature.  
    Dissertation:  “Clases de terror: Gótico y literatura argentina” 
  • M.A.  University of California, Berkeley, 1996.  Hispanic Languages and Literatures. 
  • B.A.  California State University, Stanislaus, 1994.  Spanish, Summa Cum Laude.

Contact Information

Building Location: Science 1
See Building #9: Map

Office Location: S 240 - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3501



Academic Employment

California State University, Stanislaus.  Lecturer in Spanish (2006 to present)
University of California, Santa Cruz.  Lecturer in Spanish  (2003-2004)
University of California, Berkeley.  Spanish Instructor  (1995-2001)

Teaching Appointments

At CSU, Stanislaus: La literatura femenina hispánica; La novela hispánica; Spanish American Literature I; Advanced Spanish I; Advanced Spanish II; Spanish for Native Speakers I; Spanish 2020; Spanish 1010.

At UC, Santa Cruz: Intermediate Spanish; Spanish for Beginners I and II. 
At UC, Berkeley: Introduction to Spanish American Literatures (discussion sessions); 

Introduction to Reading and Analysis of Literary Texts; Advanced Conversation; Advanced Spanish for Bilingual Students; Translation Course for Graduate Students (taught in English); Advanced Intermediate Spanish; Intermediate Spanish.


“La mimesis de lo inconcebible en El Diablo sabe mi nombre de Jacinta Escudos”.  II Congreso Centroamericano de Estudios Culturales.  Upcoming, July 2009.  Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

“Collage in the Classroom: Stimulating writing, creativity and collaborative learning”. Foreign Language Association of Northern California Conference, 2008, San Francisco.

VI Jornadas de Historia de las Mujeres y I Congreso Iberoamericano de Estudios de las Mujeres y de Género.  Participated in writing workshops, 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“Creative Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom”.  California Language Teachers’ Association, Spring 2000, Oakland.

“Reading Short Stories: How to incorporate music and the cultural context”.  Foreign Language Association of Northern California Conference, 1999, Berkeley.


Article.  “Collage in the Classroom: Stimulating writing, creativity and collaborative learning”.  Connections.  Journal of the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching.  April 2009.

Article.  “Grotesco, otredad y nación en La cautiva y El matadero”.  
(Under consideration for publication in Afro-Hispanic Review.)
Book review.  Rascón Banda, Víctor Hugo. Volver a Santa Rosa.  In Lucero: A Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Vol. 8  (Spring 1997) 103-4.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 1997, UC Berkeley

Appointed to develop Translation for Graduate Students, a course for graduate students from diverse fields.  Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UC Berkeley, 1997

Appointed Course Coordinator for Intermediate Spanish Courses at UC Berkeley, 1995 and 1996

Award for Outstanding Achievement, Dept. of Modern Languages, 1994, CSU Stanislaus

California Pre-Doctoral Program, Honors List, 1994, CSU Stanislaus


Spanish, Native Proficiency                           
English, Native Proficiency
Portuguese, Advanced Level
French, Intermediate Level

Professional Memberships

Modern Language Association 
Latin American Studies Association
Foreign Language Association of Northern California
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Member of the Editorial Board of  Lucero: A Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies. Business Editor, 1997 issue - Assistant Editor, 1998 and 2001 issues