Dr. Samuel Manickam has been chair of the Department of Spanish since September 2015.
A specialist in twentieth and twenty-first century Latin American narrative, Dr. Manickam's research focuses on Mexican narrative, especially women writers and science fiction. He has published articles in Hispania, Letras Femeninas and Chasqui, among other venues. He is presently editing an anthology of contemporary Mexican science fiction and is doing research for a book on Mexican women writers of science fiction.
Dr. Manickam teaches classes on Mexican culture and civilization as well as Hispanic literature, advanced grammar and advanced composition at the undergraduate level. At the graduate level his seminars are on the varieties of Mexican and Latin American narrative (novel, short story and essay).