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    Teaching Staff

    Naomi Wood Naomi Wood

    Associate Professor, Chair

    Armstrong Hall #346

    (719) 389-6519

    Naomi Pueo Wood, Ph.D, is an assistant professor in the Spanish and Portuguese department and core faculty in Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies and Feminist and Gender Studies. Her research areas include: Latin American and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Cultures, Hemispheric Studies, and Transnational Queer Popular Culture. Her forthcoming article "Publicando el placer: los gestos queer en la música y el performance de Kumbia Queers y Krudas Cubensi" addresses the tendency in gay-rights activism to emphasize tropes of "struggling" and "fighting" for rights and thus de-centers the pleasure and joy also located in sexual and gender expression. Her current projects include an article examining representations in film and literature of the relationship of American potty Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares and an in-progress manuscript on the travels of "queer" as an identity and theoretical category in Latin American popular culture. 

    Chelsea Walter

    Chelsea Walter

    Cultural & Linguistic Diversity Education Specialist

    Tutt Library #214

    (719) 227-8288

    Chelsea Walter, Ph.D. is the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Education Specialist at Colorado College. She consults with students individually on writing assignments, teaches language and writing courses, as well as teaches education courses. Chelsea has taught language and rhetoric to culturally and linguistically diverse students internationally and domestically. Her research areas include second language acquisition, teacher education, and culturally responsive pedagogy. This will be her 5th summer teaching in the Global Scholars Program.

    Kathleen CzopKathleen Czop

    Professional Tutor

    Kathleen Czop currently serves as the International Student Advisor at the Fountain Valley School of Colorado, where she teaches  ESL and History courses.  Her passion is helping international students and their families become a vital part of the community.  Previously, she worked as an ESL and French teacher at the International School of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Michigan and an Master of Arts in Education from George Mason University.  Ms. Czop is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Guinea, West Africa.