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Faculty: Dianne Zandstra

Dianne Zandstra

Dianne Zandstra, Professor

(616) 526-6353
Office: Hiemenga 407

Educational background

BA (Secondary Education, French and Spanish) Calvin College 1974
MA (Spanish) Michigan State University 1993
PhD (Spanish Language and Literature) Michigan State University 2001 

Academic interests

Latin American literature; Argentine literature, specifically the grotesque and novels of Griselda Gambaro.

Recent activities

Had the privilege of launching the new semester studies program in Peru, directing the program during Fall 2011 and 2012.

Assistant editor, Journal of Christianity and Foreign Language; recently published her dissertation entitled Embodying Resistance: Griselda Gambaro and the Grotesque; executive committee of Michigan Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is the Calvin coordinator for hosting the Michigan Academy at Calvin in March 2010.


Singing, reading, gardening.

Spanish-speaking countries visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, Spain.