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Timothy Klingler, Ph.D.

Associate Lecturer of Spanish and Wheaton in Mexico Director

On Faculty since 2011
630.752.5717
Wyngarden 305


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University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph. D., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 2014

University of California, Santa Barbara
M. A., Spanish and Spanish American Literature, 2008

Fuller Theological Seminary
M. A., Theology, 2006

Wheaton College
B. A., Political Science and Spanish, 1993

  • Latin American Literature
  • Latin America
  • Christianity
  • Spanish Literature
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL)
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)

Serra en la Sierra: Fray Junípero Serra’s Missionary Efforts in Querétaro, México and the Genealogy of the California Missions
San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Mission, San Luis Obispo, California, June 2014

El ‘otro’ nicaragüense en el imaginario costarricense: ¿Una deuda pendiente con Mamita Yunai?
Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2012

Jugando con temas de género en Hombres en escabeche de Ana Istarú
Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Saint Louis, Missouri, November 2011

Bala en La Bombilla: La reconstrucción de José de León Toral en "Los mochos" de Ignacio Solares
13th Colloquium on Mexican Literature, UC-Mexicanistas and the University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Protestants in Spanish and Latin American Literature
  • Images of Christ in Latin American Poetry
  • Spanish Language Literature in the United States
  • 20th Century Costa Rican Literature
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
  • Protestant Religious Experience in Latin America
  • Technology in Second Language Acquisition
  • Forms of Address in Costa Rican Spanish
  • Developing Intercultural Competency in Study Abroad Programs
  • Spanish 103 Accelerated Elementary Spanish
  • Spanish 201 Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish 331 Advanced Spanish Conversation
  • Spanish 335 Latin American Cultures and Civilizations
  • Spanish 338 Intensive Advanced Spanish (Costa Rica)
  • Spanish 489 Church and Society in Latin America
  • Spanish 489 Crossing Borders: Immigration in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Film
  • Spanish 489 The Latino Evangelical Church: A Historic and Ethnographic Survey
  • Spanish 489 Area Studies: Central America
  • Spanish 489 Mexico Country Study
  • Spanish 494 Engaging Mexican Cultures (Querétaro, México)
  • Spanish 494 Contemporary Topics in Costa Rica and Nicaragua (Costa Rica/Nicaragua)
  • Spanish 494 Latinos in the United States
  • Resident Director, Wheaton in Mexico (Spring 2014, 2016)
  • Co-Director, Wheaton in Costa Rica (Summer 2013)

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Biblical Exegete and Advocate of Christian Liberal Learning, Faith and Learning Paper, Wheaton College
Timothy Klingler, 2016

Book review, Rancheros in Chicagoacán: Language and Identity in a Transnational Community, by Marcia Farr, Journal of Sociolinguistics 14.4
Timothy Klingler, 2010