Osvaldo Sandoval is a Doctoral student in Hispanic Cultural Studies and a teaching assistant of Spanish in our department. He received a B.A. cum laude in Spanish and a M.A. in Spanish from California State University, Fullerton, where he also served as president of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (Sigma Delta Pi) and president of the Asociación de Alumnos y Ex-Alumnos de Español (AAEE). He served as the Co-Chair of the Graduate Student Association of the Romance and Classical Studies Department from 2015-2017. Currently, he is the Co-Editor of TROPOS, the Annual Graduate Student Journal at RCS and the Department’s Steward for the Graduate Employees Union. Besides his contribution to the planning of several workshops and planning for the GSA-TROPOS Conference at MSU, he has directed and collaborated with the adaptation of various Hispano-American plays.
He has received the Outstanding Contributor Award in Spanish (2016) and the Dr. Johannes Sachse MemorialAward (2017) by the Department of Romance and Classical Studies.
His research interests include Spanish American literatures, performance studies, and contemporary drama genres in Spain and the Southern Cone. Osvaldo intends to defend his doctoral dissertation by Spring 2019.