Silvia Ruiz-Tresgallo

Speech Communication Foreign Language Theatre and Music

Office: 428D Harvey Hall
Phone: 715/232-1237


  • Ph.D. Spanish
    • The Pennsylvania State University
    • Specialization: Latin-American Literature and Transatlantic Studies
  • M.A. Spanish
    • Western Michigan University
  • B.A. Geography and History
    • Universidad de Cantabria

Research Interests

  • Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Colonial & Contemporary Transatlantic Studies

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Professional Development Conference Grant
    • Research Services, University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • 2013 & 2012
  • Provost's Faculty Travel Grant
    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • 2013 & 2011
  • Curious Stout Innovator Award
    • Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • 2012
  • Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Student Support and Encouragement as an Educator
    • Multicultural Student Services, University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • 2011
  • Noakes Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
    • College of the Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University
    • 2009
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Department
    • The Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Graduate Student Organization, The Pennsylvania State University
    • 2008
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    • Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, The Pennsylvania State University
    • 2007
  • Diputación de Castilla Y León Summer Program Scholarship
    • Universidad de Verano de Castilla y León
    • 2000
  • The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Scholarship
    • Kensington and Chelsea College
    • 1999-2000


Spanish, Native Speaker

English, Near-native

Portuguese, Intermediate reading, listening, and speaking skills

Italian, Intermediate listening, basic reading, and speaking skills

French, Intermediate reading, basic listening, and speaking skills

Professional Affiliations

MLA, Modern Language Association

LASA, Latin American Studies Association

AATSP, The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

ALARA, Afro-Latin/American Research Association