Antonio Rueda

Associate Teaching Professor, Spanish
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Padelford B-231
Office Hours
Spring Quarter 2024 ı By appointment


Ph.D. & M.A. - Tulane University
M.A. in Linguistics - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. - Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

Antonio M. Rueda is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Washington. Dr. Rueda's research primarily focuses on the literary and artistic representation of Afro-Hispanic and Romani minorities in the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean world. Additionally, he explores the intersection of literature and linguistics in early modern Spain, as well as the theme of war—particularly religious wars across the Spanish Empire—in theatrical and poetic production. In 2014, he published an edition of Calderón de la Barca's El prodigio de Alemania, a play centered on the Thirty Years’ War which had never been edited since its original performance in 1634. Dr. Rueda has also authored articles on these topics in peer-reviewed journals across Spain, Latin America, and the USA, and is currently working on a monograph that examines the representation of Afro-Hispanic slavery in Imperial Seville. Furthermore, he is developing an electronic textbook designed for students of Romani/Gitanx literature and culture in the Spanish-speaking world, a resource to be used in Spanish 463, a new course for students at the UW, as well as in other courses that incorporate content related to the history and development of the Romani people. As an educator, he has taught language, linguistics, literature and culture at all levels throughout his career at the UW and other institutions. He is completing an introductory textbook for college students of Latin American and Spanish literature which places a strong emphasis on the topics of race, indigeneity, and gender. He has actively designed, presented and participated in teaching workshops at the UW Teaching and Learning Symposium and the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain, as well as in the conferences of MLA (Language Innovation Forum), ACTFL, WAFLT and COFLT, with a particular interest in utilizing cinema as an effective teaching tool to enhance student’s writing skills, pronunciation, and critical thinking, and encourage them to explore cultural analysis through the use of film in the classroom. Dr. Rueda is also a certified ACTFL tester for the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in Spanish and the Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) tests.  He was the executive and faculty director of the NW Cádiz Program, a study abroad program for advanced students of Spanish in Spain, from 2016 to 2023. 


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