2009 John A Lindquist Award Recipient
Dr. Alicia Giralt, Professor Foreign Language
Dr. Alicia Giralt was born in Barcelona, Spain, and she has always been fascinated by the communication process. She received a Bachelor degree in print journalism from Wayne State University, located in Detroit. After teaching a class at Wayne University, she discovered a passion for teaching and went on to obtain her Masters in Spanish Literature, and PhD in Twentieth Century Peninsular Literature.
She loves traveling, learning new things, and sharing that knowledge with her students, and strongly feels that all knowledge is dead when it is not shared; therefore, she enjoys being a storyteller at the Storytelling Festival, giving talks at local schools and boys and girls clubs, and participating in national and international conferences. She writes about literary criticism, language teaching pedagogy, poetry, and other genres.
Her poetry has received two international awards, and it has been published in peer reviewed and literary journals. He poetry book Tragos de luz y viento was published June, 2007. Her bilingual illustrated children’s book, The Kingdom of the Apples/El reino de las manzanas, was also published last Summer.
Dr. Giralt has been teaching at WSU’s Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures since 1999.
Learn more about Alicia here.