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Amy McNichols
  • Assoc Prof. /Dir. Global Fellows Prgm & Intl Stu Advisor

World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

I received an M.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in Teaching from Binghamton University. In 2003, I arrived at McDaniel after completing my Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My specialization is in Colonial Latin American Literature, with a focus on how women, the indigenous, and the African Diaspora portray themselves and are portrayed by others in material culture. This informs what I bring to the classroom where you’ll learn about all aspects of Spanish language and Latin American Literature, but also hundreds of years of migration and transculturation, bilingual and bicultural spaces, and U.S. Latinx cultures.

More recently, I have studied applications of intercultural competence development in language programs for non-native and heritage learners. In my administrative duties at McDaniel, I have worked in all aspects of global education, and have a strong interest in campus-based global learning initiatives, inclusion and access, and intercultural competence development inside and outside the classroom.


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A.T., Binghamton University
M.A., Binghamton University
B.A., University of Scranton

Research Interests

  • Myth and marginalization in Early Modern Spain and Colonial Latin America

  • Writing and gender transculturation and migration

  • Intercultural competence development in curricular/co-curricular programs

  • Ethics and inclusion in Global Learning programs

Recent Courses

  • SPA 4410: Migration and Transculturation in Latinx and Latin American Culture

  • SPA 33310/4410: The Conquest in Contemporary Latin American Culture

  • SPA 2T01: Spanish for the Professions: Education, Health and Social Services

Clubs and community involvement

  • Director of Global Fellows Program

  • Global Bridge and International Student Advisor

  • Hispano-Latinx Alliance (Advisor)

Awards and Honors

  • Charles A. Boehlke Jr. Engaged Faculty Fellow