Teaching Professor, Spanish
B.A., West Virginia University, M.A. in Education and Latin American Literature, West Virginia University
Born in Washington DC, she grew-up in Colombia. Professor Botero comes to Notre Dame from Vanderbilt University where she taught for 10 years many levels of Spanish, as well as being a faculty mentor for the freshman class and participated in the Center for Latin American Studies’ outreach program. She has also taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University among others. She has served as a court translator.
Her interests are in second language acquisition and foreign language teaching, with a particular focus on teaching language through culture and the engagement and service with the local Latino Community. She teaches intermediate language courses at the 200-level, including Approaches to Hispanic Cultures through Writing: Spanish and Latin American Culture though Literature and Film. In the spring 2014 she will be teaching a new CBL 20810 course: Immigration and the Construction of Memory, for which she won a grant from the Center for Social Concerns.
179 Decio Faculty Hall
University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556