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Recepción 2021
SPAN 180 01- Summer 2021
SPAN 180 02 - Summer 2021
World Languages and Spanish programs summer session classes
COVID durante la temporada de influenza

Bristin S. Jones

Lecturer in Spanish and English


Bristin Scalzo Jones is a Lecturer in Spanish and English at the University of California, Merced. She completed her Ph.D.    at the University of California, Berkeley in Comparative Literature in 2020. Her research focuses on the intersections between ecocriticism, animal studies, and Latin American and Italian literatures with a specific focus on multimodal communication between humans and other animals. She earned her B.A. at Stanford University in “Writing and Environmental Ethics” (an Individually Designed Major) and her Master’s from the Università di Bologna, Italy in Comparative Literature. She believes that studying and teaching literature in our modern society is a political act necessary to forming thoughtful and engaged citizens of the world. She loves teaching UC Merced students, who are the most hardworking and deserving students she’s ever met. Her Spanish students always end up learning a few words of Italian in her classes… sometimes unintentionally!

Bristin Scalzo Jones es instructora de literatura en español e inglés en la University of California, Merced. Completó su Ph.D. en la University of California, Berkeley en Literatura Comparada en 2020. Sus investigaciones se concentran en las intersecciones entre la ecocrítica, los estudios animales, y las literaturas latinoamericanas e italianas con un énfasis en comunicación multimodal entre humanos y otros animales. Obtuvo su B.A. en Stanford University en “Escritura y ética ambiental” (un programa diseñada por si misma) y su maestría en la Università di Bologna, Italia en Literatura Comparada. Cree que estudiar y enseñar literatura en nuestra sociedad moderna es un acto político necesario para formar ciudadanos del mundo pensantes y activos. Le encanta enseñar a los estudiantes de UC Merced, quienes son los más trabajadores y meritorios que haya conocido. Sus estudiantes de español siempre terminan aprendiendo algunas palabras de italiano en sus clases… ¡a veces por accidente!

    Courses taught:
    SPAN 180 (Special Topics): Latin American Environmental Literature
    SPAN 50: Introduction to Hispanic Literature I
    SPAN 51: Introduction to Hispanic Literature II