Elena Foulis

Elena Foulis

Elena Foulis

Senior Lecturer | Spanish


(614) 292-3751

276 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. Latin@ Literature
  • African American Women writers
  • Language and Culture


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. University of Arkansas (2010)
  • M.A., Spanish, University of Arkansas (2003)
  • B.A., Spanish, The Ohio State University (2000)

Elena Foulis, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese with interests in US Latin@ literature, multiethnic literature, and cultural studies. She is involved in community outreach and teaches service-learning, Spanish for heritage speakers, literature and language courses. She attends yearly academic conferences such as the ACLA, RMMLA, and RMCLAS to present on these topics.

Her recent publications include “Oral History in the Digital Era: Oral Narratives of Latin@s in Ohio”, Journal of Imagining America (2017); “Teaching Cristina Garcia’s novels”, in Latino/a Literature in the Classroom Twenty-first-century approaches to teaching, Frederick Luis Aldama, Ed. (Routledge, 2015); Latin@ Stories Across Ohio, iBook publication, (Ohio State University Digital Publications, 2015); “Denise Chavez's ‘The Book of Service’ as Metanarrative: Community building and Claiming Spaces in Food Service Circles”, RMMLA Journal (2012); “Nadie es Ilegal: Working with Spanish-Speaking Immigrants in the United States.” The City (2012).

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