Sandra M. Boschetto-Sandoval

  • Emerita Professor of Spanish Language and Latin American Studies, Humanities
  • PhD, University of Oregon


I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, S.A, the child of Northern Italian immigrants who later immigrated to Los Angeles, California (November 1953) where my father worked for an engineering company for a few years before setting up his own business. I grew up speaking Italian at home, English at school, and Spanish outside of class, as many of my classmates were Spanish-speaking. Languages have been my life line and my vocation. All the rest (more or less important) ensued from these early experiences.


  • Contemporary Latin American Literature
  • Latin American Cultural Studies
  • Latin American Women Writers
  • Modern Language Pedagogy