About Hispanophilia

We define Hispanophilia as a love and admiration for Spanish-speaking countries, their people, culture, and language. The Hispanophilia blog shares content that recognizes the beauty of Hispanic culture and its impact on individuals and society. Content may include fiction, photos, poetry, music, interviews, Spanish language lessons, reviews of Spanish and Latin American literature, theater, and cinema, as well as personal anecdotes, reflections, and essays. The forthcoming content on our YouTube channel and podcast will complement the blog.

Hispanophilia is curated by Daniel Brown, a Hispanophile from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Spanish professor at Western Illinois University, where he coordinates the Teacher Education Programs in Foreign Languages. Daniel holds a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Marquette University. His research on Spanish literary realism and naturalism has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Daniel also has experience as a reader of the Advanced Placement (AP) exam in Spanish Literature and Culture and as a rater of the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL).


The views expressed in Hispanophilia are those of the curator and guest contributors alone and do not necessarily reflect those of any institutions with which they are associated. This blog does not write content influenced by or paid for by an advertiser.