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Amy Spellacy

Amy Spellacy

Assistant Dean of Advising & Associate Faculty
B.A., University of St. Thomas, 1995
M.A., University of Iowa, 1998
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2006

Amy Spellacy’s teaching and research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, literature of the Americas, U.S. Latino/a literature, and transnational literary and cultural studies. Her dissertation, “Neighbors North and South: Literary Culture, Political Rhetoric and Inter-American Relations in the Era of the Good Neighbor Policy, 1928-1948,” traces the deployment and circulation of the trope of the neighbor in social and cultural texts in the United States and Latin America. Prior to Gallatin, Amy was a lecturer and Assistant Director of Studies in the History and Literature program at Harvard, where she taught interdisciplinary courses such as “American Road Narratives,” “Mexican American Crossings,” and “A Cultural History of the Banana.” Amy is also the Administrative Director of the Gallatin Americas Scholars.


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Amy Spellacy

Assistant Dean of Advising & Associate Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 512
(212) 992-9837
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Office Hours
Monday 9:30-12, 9:30-12
Thursday 11-12:30, 11-12:30


2015 Fall

American Road Narratives
Tue,Thu 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

2014 Fall

First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar: Main Street U.S.A.
Mon,Wed 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

2013 Fall

First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar: Main Street U.S.A.
Tue,Thu 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

2012 Fall

Master's Thesis Seminar
Tue 6:20 PM - 8:00 PM

2012 Spring

Master's Thesis Seminar
Thu 6:20 PM - 8:00 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

19th- and 20th-century American literature; hemispheric American studies; U.S. Latino/a literature; U.S.-Latin American relations; travel; road narratives; race and ethnicity

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