Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Jerome Williams
109 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048
Jerome Williams

Megan Saltzman 


Assistant Professor of Languages 
Ph.D. and M.A. University of Michigan 

B.A. Residential College, University of Michigan 

(610) 436 - 2372 / Main Hall 111


Research interests

Contemporary Peninsular Culture Studies (Urbanism, Architecture, Public Space, Film, Novel, Political Resistance, Immigration, Multiculturalism, Social Media, Photography, Catalan and Basque Regionalisms); Everyday Life, Globalization, and Urban Studies Theory; Critical Pedagogy.



"La inmigración urbana como comunidad inclusiva de resistencia en el cine documental español."  Cowritten with Javier Entrambasaguas.  Local Cities, Global Spaces: Towards a Multicultural Configuration of Spain.  Eds. Ana Corbalán and Ellen Mayock.  October 2014.


Kora.  Rogelio Guedea translated by Megan Saltzman.  Cold Hub Press, New Zealand.  2014.

"Urban Nostalgia: Post-Francoist Barcelona / Nostalgia urbana: La Barcelona posfranquista." In book: Cruce de vías: una mirada oceánica a la Cultura Hispánica, edited by Rogelio Guedea, Editorial Aldus, Mexico.  2010.

“Gentrification and Spatial Tactics in José Luis Guerín’s En construcción.”  In book: City in Film. University of Liverpool Press, England.  2008. 


Recent Conferences

“Everyday Forms of Control in the Battle for Public Space in Barcelona.”  The Urban History Conference.  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. October 9-12, 2014.


"Urban Immigration as an inclusive community of resistance in Spanish documentaries.” ACLA conference. New York University. March 22, 2014.


"Espacio autogestionado of the Contemporary Urban Margin: the photography of Pau Faus's Ciudad jubilada."  Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.  March 2013.


“Peripheral Space and Adolescence in Marc Recha’s El Petit Indi.”  Redefining Spain in the Twenty-first Century Conference.  University of Auckland, New Zealand.  April 2012.


“Alternative Uses of Public Space as Political Resistance”.  Space of Flows Conference.  Monash University, Prato, Italy.  November 2011.


“Medianeras: A Brief Historical Spectacle.”  Talk for panel I organized titled “Social Exclusion in Spain's Modern Historical Imaginary.”  Universdad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.  June 2010.  



Spanish 407/537: Contención histórica en la literatura contemporánea peninsular

Spanish 321: Culturas de Hispano América

Spanish 320: Culturas de España

Spanish 302: Conversation, Grammar Review, and Composition

Spanish 202: Intermediate II

Spanish 201: Intermediate I

Spanish 101: Introduction to Spanish Language I

ESP 319: Cultural Realities of Spain (English “Culture Cluster”)

ESP 305: Contemporary Spanish Film (English "Culture Cluster")


Other interests

Spanish and Japanese textiles, Moorish Spain, “Situationism”, Creative writing, Gender in contemporary Asian cinema and manga, Dark humor genre (Horacio Quiroga, Edward Gorey, Roald Dahl, contemporary Korean cinema…), Translation, Japanese language...