We define Hispanophilia as a love and admiration for Spanish-speaking countries, their people, culture, and language. The Hispanophilia blog was created in 2020 primarily to share content that recognizes the beauty of Hispanic culture and its impact on individuals and society. This 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, who is an Associate Professor of Spanish and coordinator of the Teacher Education Programs in Foreign Languages at a university in Illinois, USA, where he has worked since 2010. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Daniel holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Marquette University. His research on nineteenth-century Spanish (peninsular) literature has been published in several peer review journals. He and his wife – a high school Spanish teacher originally from Mexico – have two children and a black labrador. When not working, you can find him watching Brewers baseball, Real Madrid fútbol, or out for a run.
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. Hispanophilia is not a peer-reviewed journal.