Kevin Anzzolin

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Stout
Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, and Performing Arts Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 74H Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-5304
Personal website:

Brief Biography

Kevin M. Anzzolin is originally from Chicago. He enthusiastically arrived to UW-Stout in the fall of 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Spanish. In 2014, he defended his dissertation entitled “Guardians of Discourse: Journalism and Literature in Porfirian Mexico (1887-1912)" at the University of Chicago. Currently, he is teaching various language and literature courses. All of his education took place at the University of Chicago. After graduating with a B.A. in English Literature, Dr. Anzzolin spent two years in Valencia, Spain, where he taught ESL and enjoyed life on the sunny Mediterranean. Having returned from Spain, he obtained an M.A. in the Humanities before teaching Spanish at a high school outside of Chicago for one year. His research continues to focus primarily on Mexican narrative and cultural studies from the 19th- to 21st centuries, and his publications have appeared in Letras hispanas, Céfiro, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, and Hispania. In his free time, he enjoys biking, learning new recipes (especially Colombian dishes), and planning his next trip to Mexico. He also loves exploring the Twin Cities—especially East Lake Street in Minneapolis.

Teaching Interests: Second Language Acquisition in Spanish; Translation & Interpretation; Intercultural Communication; Google Drive in the classroom; Annotation Studio; Zotero; Microrrelatos for Conversation; Online Education; Multiculturalism in the Classroom; Little Red Schoolhouse methodology

Research Interests: Mexican Literature, Culture, and History; XIX and XX Century Latin American Literature and Culture; Intellectual History; Latin American History and Politics; Nationalism; Chicano Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Spanish Composition; Popular Culture; Critical Theory


    • Ph D Romance Languages and Literatures Spanish Literature
      The University of Chicago
      Chicago, IL, United States, 2014
    • MA Humanities
      The University of Chicago
      Chicago, IL, United States, 2004
    • BA English Literature
      University of Chicago
      Chicago, IL, United States, 2001

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin - Stout
        Assistant Professor
        August 2017 -
      • Dickinson State University
        Assistant Professor of Spanish
        August 2016 - 2017
      • Worcester State University
        Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
        August 2015 - 2016
      • The University of Chicago
        Graduate Lecturer
        August 2004 - 2015
      • Wheaton College
        Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
        August 2014 - January 2015
      • DePaul University
        Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
        August 2004 - 2014
      • College of DuPage
        Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
        August 2008 - 2010

Intellectual Contributions

    Book Review

    • Arce, C. (Accepted). México's Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women, B. Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies(11.1), 56-61.
    • Steinberg, S. (2016). Photopoetics at Tlatelolco: Afterimages of Mexico, 1968. The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History, 527-529.
    • Anzzolin, K. (2016). Making Cinelandia: American Films and Mexican Film Culture Before the Golden Age. Film and History, 46(1).
    • Buffington, R. (2015). A Sentimental Education for the Working Man: The Mexico City Penny Press, 1900-1910. Textual Cultures, 9(2), 103-105.
    • Wong, D. (2015). París. World Literature Today.

    Journal Article

    • Anzzolin, K. (2017). Daguerreotypy, Optical Metaphors, and Visual Power in Echeverría’s El matadero. Mester(XLV), 1-22.
    • Anzzolin, K. (2017). Out of the Classroom Maze: Cold War Diplomacy and Intercultural Communication in The Labyrinth of Solitude. Hispania, 100(3), 386-397.
    • Anzzolin, K. (2016). Constructing Gender in José Martí’s Brooklyn Bridge Chronicles. Céfiro: The Journal, 14.1/14.2.
    • Anzzolin, K. (2016). All in the Family: Mid-century Mexican Mythologies in León-Portilla’s Visión de los vencidos. Hispanófila, 178, 168-184.
    • Anzzolin, K. (2016). New Technologies, Old Nationalities—Mexico’s Information Age Labyrinth in Marina Castañeda’s Amores virtuales. Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, 34, 196-213.
    • Anzzolin, K. (2016). Psychology, Subsidized Journalism, and the Porfirian Public Sphere in Emilio Rabasa’s Novelas mexicanas (1887-1892). A Contracorriente, 14(1), 173-199.
    • Anzzolin, K. Reporterism as Social Death in Rafael Delgado’s La calandria. Letras Hispanas, 12, 46-63.
    • Anzzolin, K. (2016). Seeing Monstrosity in Mariano Azuela’s Los de abajo. The Bilingual Review, 33(2), 22-42.
    • Anzzolin, K. (2016). Hurry Up and Wait: Horology, Morality, and Irony, in Cirilo Villaverde’s Cecilia Valdés o la loma del Ángel. Afro-Hispanic Review, 35.1, 9-21.
    • (2009). Building a Bridge to the 20th Century: Ruiz de Burton's Novel Techne in The Squatter and the Don. Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, 89-103, Houston: Arte Publico.


    • (2017). Hope for Language Learning in Times of Technical Innovation and Budgetry Crisis (Miscellanea). FLTMAG.
    • Anzzolin, K. (Accepted). Let Them In: Reinvigorating A Language Program (Miscellanea). Language Magazine.
    • Anzzolin, K. (2016). Mexico’s Pazian Popular Culture (Miscellanea). Panoramas.
    • Anzzolin, K. (2015). Dr. Google, Psy.D (Miscellanea). Inside Higher Ed..


    • Anzzolin, K. (2009). Juan Ruiz, or Spain’s Technophilic Hydrologist: Tracing the Waterwheel in The Book of Good Love. AVISTA: Association Villard de Honnecourt for Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art, 19(1/2).


    Oral Presentation

    • Anzzolin, K. (March 29, 2018). “‘Counting-Man' and the Law of Capital: Narrating Tlacotalpan in Cayetano Rodríguez Beltrán’s Perfiles del terruño.”. ACLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
    • Anzzolin, K. (May 1, 2017). . Modern Mexican Mythologies in Miguel León-Portilla’s Visión de los vencidos, Lima, Peru.
    • Anzzolin, K. (March 24, 2017). . Killing Our Fathers (Surrealistic and Otherwise) in Roberto Wong’s París D.F., Chapel Hill, NC.
    • Anzzolin, K. (January 7, 2017). . “Te tengo tanta ley”: the Judicial System In Golden Age Mexican Cinema, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Anzzolin, K. (October 21, 2016). De aviación, aves cantoras y nostalgia: La Tórtola del Ajusco de Julio Sesto como ‘figura del recuerdo. La República de las Letras 1835-1931, Malinalco, Mexico.
    • (March 17, 2016). “¿Otra aventura? Me alegro”. Bourgeois Ennui, Victors from Afar, and Rewriting Zorrilla’s Don Juan Tenorio in Fin-de-Siècle Mexico, Cambridge, MA.

    Virtual Presentation

    • (January 25, 2018). . Intercultural Communication in Octavio Paz’s The Labyrinth of Solitude,

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research


    • UW-Stout Professional Development Grant to Travel via Vida Volunteer to Guatemala . $1000.



      UW Stout

      • Member, Non-Discrimination Policy Committee (August 2017 - Present)
      • Advisor, Spanish Club (2017 - Present)
      • Advisor and Curriculum Designer, Spanish Minor (2017 - Present)
      • Presenter and Moderator, Screening of Pedro Almodóvor’s Volver (September 22,2017 - September 2017)