Dr. Cristhian Alfonso

Lecturer - Spanish, World Languages and Cultures


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 232
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Cristhian Alfonso holds a B.A. in Spanish (Universidad Javeriana, 2012) and Master’s degrees in Latin American Studies and Spanish (University of South Florida, 2015). He completed his Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at the University of Georgia in 2022. Alfonso has experience teaching all levels of Spanish at the university level. His research interests focus on 20th and 21st-Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Politics, Historical Memory, and Cultural Studies in Latin America. In addition to being a devoted educator, he enjoys reading, walking, cooking, and watching the almighty Messi play soccer every weekend.

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2022 Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies University of Georgia
  • 2015 Master of Arts in Spanish, Department of World Languages. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
  • 2015 Master of Arts in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, The Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC). University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
  • 2012 Bachelor of Arts: Humanities and Spanish Language Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.