DEPARTMENT: Language & Literature Dept
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | RLN 213
PHONE: (540) 432-4164
Carol Snell-Feikema teaches Spanish language, Immigration Issues and community-learning, Latin American Civilization, Spanish Civilization and Spanish Literature. She and her husband, Michael, led the EMU Spain and Morocco Cross-Cultural Semester Fall 2013. A native of Iowa, she has also lived, studied and traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Central America.
She received her Masterâ€™s Degree in Spanish from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2004. Her thesis, â€œThe Process of ConcientizaciÃ³n in Isabel Allendeâ€™s De amor y de sombra,â€ studies the process of spiritual awakening and critical consciousness in the context of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. She studied Globalization and Liberation Theology at Departamento EcumÃ©nico de Investigaciones in San Jose, Costa Rica with professors, human rights workers and missioners from throughout Latin America.
Prior to coming to EMU, she taught Spanish and Service-Learning at South Dakota State University, leading university cross-cultural and study abroad experiences to Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and the US-Mexico border at Nogales. Student service-learning projects have included running a day-camp for children in the shanty towns of Nogales, Mexico, giving out food, blankets and medicine in response to Tropical Storm Agatha in Guatemala, teaching English to Spanish-speaking immigrants, tutoring Spanish-speaking school children, translating at a local food bank, working with homeless people in Granada, Spain, designing and painting a welcome mural on a village guesthouse in Morocco as part of a program for revitalization of rural communities, and helping build a mosque in the Rif Mountains of Morocco.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Master of Science Degree in Spanish
Departamento EcumÃ©nico de Investigaciones, San JosÃ©, Costa Rica Research and Social Seminars on Globalization: Latin American and Theological Perspectives. Diploma: FormaciÃ³n Socio-TeolÃ³gica y Pastoral
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Education Major (30 additional credits) with Endorsements: K-9 Social Studies/ Sociology. Bachelor of General Studies in Pre-medicine and Anthropology.
Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, Mexico City, Mexico
Coursework in Spanish and Latin American Studies at School for Foreign Students.