Dr. Caitlin McClelland
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Office: Knutti 221
Areas of Specialization
Spanish Language; Spanish Literature
Prior to coming to Shepherd University, Dr. Caitlin McClelland Methvin was a Visiting Assistant Professor at DePauw University, where she earned multiple teaching grants for rewriting the basic language program and the content-based course, History of Sex and Gender in the Spanish-Speaking World. This powerful teaching experience was informed by her roles as lecturer of Catalan at the University of Chicago and Assistant Instructor of Spanish at Indiana University.
Caitlin has continued to expand her cultural studies research on deciphering the intersection between power structures and hypervigilant paranoia. She has broadened her dissertation’s analysis of contemporary Spanish true crime to other media, including film and podcasts.
- “Monstrous Masculinities: Insensibles’s (2014) Characters’ Reactions to Abjection Point to Conflicted “Truth” in Historical Memory and Gender” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (Accepted).
- “Paranoia Reveals the Not-So-Secret Misogyny in Secretos de Arenal.” Hispanic Journal, vol. 43, no. 1, 2022. https://www.iup.edu/foreignlanguages/files/publications/hispanic_journal/volume-43-issue-1.pdf
- “Aquí parlem anglès: Parodying Paranoia in Carme Riera’s L’estiu de l’anglès.” Catalan Review, vol. 32, 2018, pp.101-116. https://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/catr/32
- “Implementing Authentic Materials in the Secondary Spanish Classroom.” Studies in Teaching 2009 Research Digest, 2009, pp.73-8. http://www.wfu.edu/education/gradtea/forum09/forumproceedings09.pdf