Christine Atkins

Department:Foreign Languages
Title:Associate Professor of Spanish
Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages
Director of the Honors Program
Background:B.A, The University of Chicago, 1991
M.A., The University of Chicago, 1992
M.A., M.Phil., Yale University, 1994
Ph.D, Yale University, 1999
Office:Aquinas Hall, Room 234
Phone:(203) 401 - 4071
  • Escritoras latinoamericanas
  • Masters of Latin American Literature
  • Indepent Study on The Pink Tide
  • Borges y sus precursores: Borges, Kafka y Poe
  • 20th-century Latin American Film
  • Siglo de Oro: Teatro y poesía
  • Conversación avanzada y composición II
  • Español Intermedio I y II
  • Español Básico I y II
  • Senior Seminar
  • Don Quijote de la Mancha
  • Independent Study on Don Quixote in translation
  • Independent Study on Bilingual Education

Coordinator of the Department of Foreign Languages, July 2012 - present

Director of the Honors Program, July 2010 – present

Admissions Committee, September 2012 – present

Cooperative Council (alternate), September 2012 - present

Strategic Planning Task Force Committee Member – May 2012 – present

Athletic Strategic Planning Committee, 2009 – present

Director of Retention, July 2010 – July 2011

Faculty Status Committee, September 2011 – 2012

Academic Policy Committee, 2008 – 2011

Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honors Society, April 2009 – present

Spanish Club Moderator, 2008 – present

Academic Advisor, 2008 – present

Invited Professor Roberto González Echevarría to speak at the College on Don Quijote de la Mancha, 2009

Invited Professor Carlos Eire to speak as part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, "Waiting for Snow, Learning to Die: Confessions of a Wayward Historian," October 2011

"The Latino Experience in Connecticut," Moderator, September 2011

Publications & Awards

Collaborated on The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (1997) and A History of Cuban Baseball (1999) by Roberto González Echevarría.

Translated Ricardo Güiraldes’s "El trenzador" for The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (1997)

Edited Ventanas, an intermediate text for Vista Higher Learning, 2002

Faculty advisor, Entérate, a student-run magazine at Suffolk University, 2003 – 2004

Member of Sigma Delta Pi national Hispanic Honors Society and National Collegiate Honors Council

Professional Affiliations:

Coach, Special Olympics/Unified Sports, Amity High School, 2005 - present


Christine Atkins