Adriana Tolentino

Associate Professor of Spanish

Seibert Humanities 100


  • Ph.D. Spanish, University of Kansas
  • M.A., Spanish, University of Kansas
  • B.A., English, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
Adriana Tolentino


Adriana Tolentino has taught an array of Spanish language, culture, and literature classes, as well as Latin American humanities courses. Her research and teaching interests include colonial Latin American Literature, Latin American women’s poetry, gender studies, and emerging trends in Latin American theater and film. More specifically, she is interested in the use of orphan figures in literature and film as a metaphor for identity crisis and as means to creating “empathic communities”. Besides her teaching duties, Dr. Tolentino works and volunteers as a freelance translator on a variety of both academic and non-academic topics.