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Isabel Durocher

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies

Isabel Durocher
Isabel Durocher

Isabel Durocher received her Ph.D. from Tulane University in 2002 with a concentration in Twentieth and Nineteenth Century Latin American Literature and with a secondary concentration in Twentieth Century Iberian Literature and Film. She has also studied in the University of Barcelona, Spain. She has given scholarly papers at various national and international conferences. Her interests include Transatlantic Studies, the Fantastic genre, Surrealism in Latin America and Spain, Film Studies, and the visual arts. She teaches all areas and levels of Latin American Literature, Latin American and Peninsular civilization and culture, Latin American, Chicano and Iberian Film, and introductory, intermediate and advanced Spanish Language classes at Loyola University New Orleans.

Dr. Durocher is an advisor for Spanish Minors, and the Chair-Adviser and an Honorary Member of the National Spanish Honors Society Sigma Delta Pi at Loyola University New Orleans.

Dr. Durocher received the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences.


Ph.D. Tulane University, 2002; M.A. Tulane University, 1992; B.A. Sophie Newcomb College,1989.

Classes Taught

  • First Year Spanish I & II

  • Second Year Spanish I & II

  • Syntax and Composition

  • Intensive Conversation

  • Advanced Spanish Language Courses - 400 level

  • Latin American Civilization and Culture I & II

  • Contemporary Civilization and Culture of Spain through film

  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature

  • Jorge Luis Borges's Eccentric Writing

  • Dreams, Myths and Surrealism
  • Latin American and Chicano Women Filmmakers
  • Youth in Latin American and Spanish Film
  • Mind-Bending Fictions
  • Fantasy Fictions from Spain and Latin America
  • Hispanic Gothic

Areas of Expertise

  • Latin American Contemporary Fiction
  • Latin American Film
  • Spanish Film
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Spanish Language and Spanish (Iberian) and Latin American Cultures.