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Dr. Tracy Quan
Dr. Tracy Quan

​Dr. Tracy Quan

Dr. Tracy Quan. PhD in Spanish Applied Linguistics (University of California, Davis). Dr. Quan is a specialist in second language acquisition and Spanish applied linguistics. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish language, linguistics, and pedagogy. She is also the director and advisor of the Foreign Language Education program. Her research explores: a) the linguistic development and identity construction of second and heritage language learners during study abroad; b) the phenomenon of formulaic language–or chunks of words that tend to go together–and its relationship to L2 oral fluency; and c) the spaces Latina families leverage to maintain Spanish and promote academic success within their communities. Currently, she is working on a project that analyzes case studies of multilingual learners and Spanish heritage speakers studying abroad using a translanguaging framework.

Dr. Tyson Sukava
Dr. Tyson Sukava

​Dr. Tyson Sukava

Dr. Tyson Sukava. PhD in Classics (University of British Columbia). Dr. Sukava began teaching courses in Greek and Latin as well as literature and culture in translation in the fall of 2017. His general research interests cluster around the intellectual history of ancient Greece and Rome, with a primary focus on Greek medicine and science.  His current projects examine the channels for exchanging ideas between so-called expert groups and the general public and how these ideas were variously received and integrated.  His research therefore extends to other genres, including especially Greek drama and lyric poetry.

Dr. Marcaline Boyd
Dr. Marcaline Boyd

Dr. Marcaline Boyd began teaching the social and cultural history of ancient Greece and Rome at UD in the fall of 2016. She was hired on the tenure track in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies in the spring of 2019. She teaches all levels of Greek and Latin as well as literature and civilization courses in translation with special interest in gender studies, race and ethnicity, and ancient political thought. Her research focuses on ancient Greek tyranny, historiography, and epigraphy, but she also retains interests in archaic and Hellenistic Greek poetry and Latin elegy. Currently, she is working on a project that explores the ideology vs. practice of tyranny in ancient Greece. When she is not doing classics, she usually can be found on the yoga mat, practicing the culinary arts, or taking in nature with her family and two hounds. 

Dr. Megan Dabkowski
Dr. Meghan Dabkowski

Dr. Meghan Dabkowski began teaching courses in Spanish grammar and composition at UD in the fall of 2018. As Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, her goal is to interest students in language not only as a means of communication, but also as an object of inquiry in itself. Her teaching experience includes classroom and individual instruction of beginner, intermediate, and advanced Spanish and Portuguese language and culture courses, as well as courses in upper-level Linguistics, Service-learning, and Spanish for use in healthcare settings. She researches varied topics in Spanish and Portuguese phonetics, phonology, and sociolinguistics, including regional and social variation in pronunciation, the intersection of intonation and pragmatic meaning, and ideologies of stigmatized language varieties. In her spare time, Dr. Dabkowski enjoys bicycling, gardening, and spending time with her dog. During her first year here at UD, she has enjoyed exploring the gorgeous and historic campus, taking advantage of all Newark has to offer, and above all, interacting with her students.

Dr. Ana Oancea
Dr. Ana Oancea

Dr. Ana Oancea is delighted to have joined the DLLC faculty! She earned her PhD from Columbia University and was previously Assistant Professor of French at Ohio Wesleyan University. Her specialization is in the culture and literature of France in the nineteenth century, with teaching and research interests that also reach into film, bande dessinée, and the adaptation of French novels in other media. Her book manuscript analyzes late nineteenth-century intersections of science and literature by investigating the representation of inventors in works associated with three distinct genres—early science fiction, decadent literature and naturalism.

She also discusses these topics with her students, engaging them in the discovery of the past's hopes and fears in comparison with the present's. Establishing such links helps demonstrate the lasting importance of nineteenth-century literary and cultural materials, and serves to develop the students' critical thinking. Her classes are designed also to enhance the students' written communication and their confidence in speaking French. In her free time, Ana enjoys travelling, photography, and gardening. 

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  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591