Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Verónica Calvillo


Latin American Studies



Campus Box 0411


McKnight Hall
Room 36 A
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


BA University of New Mexico
MA University of New Mexico
PhD University of New Mexico

Academic Focus

Latina/o and Chicana/o literature and studies

Verónica was born in Juarez, México and was raised in Albuquerque, NM. She received her M.A. in Hispanic Literature and her Ph.D. in Spanish (Chicano and Latino Literature) from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Her research and teaching interests include Chicano and Latino literature, Immigration studies and film and the construction of identity in contemporary literature. She is passionate about teaching current topics in United States and Latin America culture and society. She truly believes in mentoring her students to the best of her knowledge to make their learning experience a successful one at Gettysburg College. She hopes that her students eventually pursue a graduate degree in the near future.