Joanne Britland

PhD Student
New Cabell Hall 458
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Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of Virginia (expected 2019)

M.A., Spanish, Bowling Green State University

B.A., Spanish, James Madison University

B.A., Communication (Concentration in Public Relations), James Madison University

Research Interests

  • 20th and 21st-Century Peninsular Literature
  • Crisis Literature and Cultural Production
  • Transatlantic Studies
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Brazilian Studies


University of Virginia

  • SPAN 3300, Texts and Interpretation (2017)
  • SPAN 3010, Spanish Grammar and Composition (2016-2017)
  • SPAN 2020, Advanced Intermediate Spanish  (2015-2016)
  • SPAN 2010, Intermediate Spanish (2014-2016)
  • UVa Hispanic Studies in Valencia, Intermediate & Advanced Intermediate Spanish (Summer 2016)

Bowling Green State University

  • SPAN 102, Elementary Spanish II (2009-2010)
  • SPAN 101, Elementary Spanish I BGSU (2009-2010)
  • BGSU in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, SPAN 101 & SPAN 102 (Summer 2009 & Summer 2010)

International Teaching Experience

  • AP Spanish IV & V, Spanish Language & Literature, PACA, São Paulo, Brazil (2011-2013)
  • Portuguese Level 1, PACA, São Paulo, Brazil (2011-2013)
  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Colegio Magerit, Madrid, Spain (2010-2011)


“E-portfolios in World Language Teaching, Learning, and Assessment” The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) Southeast Regional Conference. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. November 2016

“Self-exploration through the examination of “the Other” in the works of Clarice Lispector: Can the subaltern speak in Brazil?” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC). James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. October 2016

“Using E-portfolios in Assessment of Foreign Language Learning: The UVa Experience.” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC). James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. October 2016

“John Yungjohann: Traveler, Fortune Seeker, and Adventurer in Nineteenth-Century Amazonia.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC). The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. April 2016

“Which Grouping Activity Best Promotes Participation in the Classroom?” Action Research in the Foreign Language Classroom: Institute of World Languages Round Table on Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. November 2014.

Grants & Awards

Charles Gordon Reid, Jr. Fellowship, Groningen, Netherlands & Valencia, Spain (2017)

Sigma Delta Pi National Graduate Research Grant (2017)

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) South Atlantic Studies Fellow (2017)

UVa All-University Graduate Teaching Award, Nominee (2016)

Del Greco Library Grant, Salamanca, Spain (2015)


Electronic Portfolios in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning Project, Project Manager (2015-Present)

Sigma Delta Pi, Graduate Student Representative (2017)

Institute of World Languages (IWL), Graduate Student Representative (2014-2016)