Andrea Topash-Rios

Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish
Coordinator, Second Year Spanish


M.A., University of Notre Dame

B.A., University of Notre Dame

Research and Teaching Interests

Community-based learning, literacy and language development, preservation of indigenous languages and cultures in colonized societies


Professor Topash-Rios has taught Spanish language, conversation, and culture courses at Notre Dame since 1999. Since 2015, she has taught Community-Based Spanish in partnership with El Campito Child Development Center. She is currently Coordinator of Second Year Spanish. Professor Topash-Rios has reviewed a number of textbooks, including recent publications. She is a 2005 recipient of the Kaneb Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Other professional interests include literacy and language development and the preservation of indigenous languages and cultures in colonized societies.

Phone: 574-631-0463
Office: 324 Decio Faculty Hall
Office Hours: Mondays 11:15-12:30, Wednesdays 3-4, also by appt.