Julio Lopez-Arias is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. He specializes in Spanish language, literature culture and civilization. He has a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He also has an M.A in Psychology from the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain and a B.A in Pedagogy from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He teaches Spanish language, literature, culture and civilization. He has taught at Eastern Michigan University and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has also been a visiting Associate Professor at Cornell University. He has authored and edited several books and articles in his field. He immigrated to the United States to pursue his career as a Hispanist (to teach and research the language, culture, and literature of the Spanish-speaking world).
Elementary and Intermediate Spanish
Conversation I: Contemporary Issues
Conversation II: Spanish Speaking World
Introduction to Spanish Literature
Spanish Culture and Civilization
Seminars and Independent Studies
Espana: Lecturas Interculturales. Waveland Press, Inc., 2003
Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Edited with Gladys Varona-Lacey. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Company, 1999.
“Lopez de Ayala: Rasgos Sobresalientes de su Narrativa” Hispanófila. Literatura-Ensayos. Artes Gráficas Soler, S. A. Valencia, Spain. 1998: 1-16
The Most Common Words in Spanish. Hollis, NH.: Transparent Language, 1996
A History of Spain. Hollis, NH.: Transparent Language, 1996
Test Yourself in Spanish Grammar. Co-authored with Gladys Varona-Lacey. Chicago, Illinois: National Textbook Company, 1996.
"El género en Los Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez." Hispanic Journal. Vol. 15, no. 1, 1994: 185-201López-Arias, Julio. Peculiaridades estilísticas de Fernão Lopes. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc; 1993.