Faculty


Consuelo Siguenza-Ortiz

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spanish

Contact Information
E-mail: siguenza@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-7426
Office: THH 156E

 

Education

  • B.A. English Language and Literature, Whittier College, 1980
  • M.A. Spanish Language and Literature, University of Southern California, 1985
  • Ph.D. Spanish Language and Literature, University of Southern California, 1996

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Assistant Professor (Teaching) , University of Southern California , 2011-2015  
    • Lecturer, University of Southern California, 1997-2011  

    Conferences and Other Presentations


    Conference Presentations
    • "Subversive Texts/Sustainable Art: A Book Making Workshop", American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Multimedia lecture and workshop, Abstract, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Po, Invited, 2013-2014   
    • "An Overview of "Formas y fórmulas de tratamiento en el mundo hispánico", American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Southern CA Chapter Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Azusa Pacific University, CA, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Po, Invited, 2009-2010   
    • "In Her Own Voice: The Chicana Art of Carmen Lomas Garza", American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese National Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Albuquerque, New Mexico, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Po, Invited, 2009-2010   
    • "In Her Own Voice: The Chicana Art of Judith Francisca Baca", American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese iInternational Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Guadalajara, México, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Po, Invited, 2009-2010   
    • "Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers: "Formas y fórmulas de tratamiento en el mundo hispánico."", Latin American Studies Conference: Study of the Americas, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, San Bernardino, CA, California State University, San Bernardino, Invited, 2009-2010   
    • ""Malinche" in the Spanish Language Classroom: Teaching Literature and Culture", American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern CA Chapter Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, California State University, Northridge, AATSP-Southern California Chapter, Invited, 2008-2009   
    • "Carmen Lomas Garza: Artista Chicana", American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern CA Chapter Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Abstract, Scripps College, Clairmont, CA, AATSP-SC, Invited, 2008-2009   
    • "In Her Own Voice: The Chicana Art of Carmen Lomas Garza", American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, National Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Albuquerque, New Mexico, AATSP National, Invited, 2008-2009   
    • "The Chicana Art of Carmen Lomas Garza", Latin American Studies Conference: Study of the Americas, Talk/Oral Presentation, California State University, San Bernardino, Department of World Languages and Cultures, CSUSB, Invited, 2007-2008   
    • "The Chicana Art of Judith Francisca Baca", Latin American Studies Conference on the Study of the Americas, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, California State University, San Bernardino, Department of World Languages and Cultures, CSUSB, Invited, 2006-2007   

    Other Presentations
    • "Decoding Judy Baca's "La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra/Memory of Our Land"", Murals as Media Lecture, Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, 2013-2014   
    • "Poéticas Visuales (Visual Poetics)", Film Screening and Discussion, USC Libraries and the USC Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese, USC Doheny Memorial Library, 2013-2014   
    • ""La memoria de nuestra tierra/Memory of Our Land"", Murals as Media Lecture, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Ronald Tutor Campus Center Graduate Student Lounge, 2012-2013   
    • ""La memoria de nuestra tierra/Memory of Our Land"", Judith Baca Mural Lectures, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Graduate Student Lounge, 2011-2012   
    • "La memoria de nuestra tierra/Memory of Our Land", Judy Baca Mural Lectures, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Graduate Student Lounge, 2010-2011   
    • "La memoria de nuestra tierra/Memory of Our Land", Judy Baca Mural Lectures, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Norman Topping Student Center Student Lounge, 2008-2009   
    • "Contextos Concretos y Conceptos Culturales: "La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra" por Judith F. Baca como vehículo pedagógico", American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Southern California Chapter Meeting, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Southern California Chapter, Norman Topping Student Center Student Lounge, Spring 2007   
    • "El Muralismo en Los Ángeles: La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra por Judith Francisca Baca", Lecture, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, USC Norman Topping Student Center, Spring 2007   

    Publications


    Book Review
    • Curland, D., Davis, R., Verano, L., Zúñiga-Lomelí, S. (2012). Hispanidades: España, la primera hispanidad and Hispanidades: Latinoamérica y los EE.UU. Hispania. pp. 769-770.

    Journal Article
    • Zapata, G., Cabrera, V., Sigüenza-Ortiz, C., Vierma, G. (2014). The Role of Cultural Portfolios in the Implementation of Culture-Based Standards in Second Language Classes. Language Educator/American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Vol. 9 (2), pp. 38-40. PubMed Web Address

    Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

    • César Chávez Day Celebration Poetry Reading, In front of the the USC César Chávez Commemorative Plaque, USC students and I presented a poetry reading reflecting on the work of social activist, César Estrada Chávez., Spring 2009   
    • USC Art and Architecture: A Self-guided Tour, This USC publication was developed via the USC Public Art and Campus Design Committee, which consisted of myself and 13 others, with Roski School of Fine Arts Dean Rochelle Steiner as Committee Chair., 2011-2012   
    • El Centro Chicano Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Poetry reading: César Estrada Chávez's "Oración para un campesino en la lucha" , Fall 2011   
    • "El Norte" film presentation and discussion, As part of the USC Spanish Film Club Series, the film, "El Norte," was presented in Leavey Library Auditorium, followed by a discussion of U.S. immigration., 2011-2012   
    • "Drácula" film presentation and discussions, As part of the USC Spanish Film Club Series, "Drácula," was presented in Leavey Library Auditorium, with pre- and post- viewing discussions., 2012-2013   
    • "La piel que habito" film presentation, As part of the USC Film Club series, Pedro Almódovar's "La piel que habito" was presented at Leavey Library Auditorium., 2012-2013   
    • Multimedia Lecture and Discussion, USC Libraries and USC Dornsife Spanish and Portuguese Department presentation "Visiones Poéticas" showcased the works of Cuban artist Rolando Estévez and his publishing house, Ediciones Vigía., 2013-2014   

    Guest Lectures in Courses

    • Spanish 413m Social and Geographical Varieties of : Pronouns of Power and Solidarity in Spanish, Fall 2010   
    • Spanish 316 Spanish for the Professions: Business: Aztequismos en el mundo de los negocios, Fall 2008   

    New Courses Developed

    • Spanish 280: Conversational Spanish via Cinema, Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Students research and discuss social and cultural topics in film., 2013-2014   
    • Spanish 316: Spanish for the Professions: Medicine and Healthcare, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, First service-learning Spanish course in Spanish and Portuguese Department., Fall 2004   

    Teaching Innovations and Multimedia Teaching

    • Digitalia Hispánica Training incorporated in Span 150, 220, 240, 2013-2014   
    • USC Breaking Bread Program incorporated into Span 280 Conversation and Cinema, 2013-2014   
    • USC El Centro Chciano/ Latino Student Assembly Power Trip to LA Live to view the film César Chavez, 2013-2014   
    • USC El Centro Chicano & Latino/a Student Assemby Power Trip to SPARC Social Public Art Resource Ctr., 2013-2014   
    • USC Libraries Exhibit "Subversive Texts/Sustainable Art" incorporated into Span 220 and Span 240, 2013-2014   
    • USC Visions and Voices "Spanish Drama from the Golden Age" incorporated into Span 240, 2013-2014   
    • USC Visions and Voices "Subversive Texts/Sustainable Art" incorporated into Spanish 240 curriculum., 2013-2014   
    • Judith F. Baca "La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra/Memory of Our Land" lectures in Span 261, 220, 2012-2013   
    • USC El Centro Chicano & Latino/a Student Assembly Power Trip to the Siquieros Museum, Olvera Street, 2012-2013   
    • Visions and Voices "Murals Under the Stars" incorporated into Spanish 261: Society and the Media, 2012-2013   
    • Cultural Diversity Project: El Arte Latino en Estados Unidos, 2011-2012   
    • El Centro Chicano Power Trip to Watts Towers and various South Central places of cultural interest., 2011-2012   
    • Ruben Salazar Exhibit incorporated into Spanish 261: Society and the Media courses., 2011-2012   
    • USC Breaking Bread Program incorporated into Spanish 120, 150, 220, 260, 261 curriculum, 2011-2012   
    • USC Spanish Film Club and other USC film events incorporated into Spanish 150, 220, 261 courses., 2011-2012   
    • Visions and Voices Programming incorporated into Spanish 150, 220, 260, 261 courses, 2011-2012   
    • Cultural Diversity Project: El arte latino comprometido y el cambio social, 2010-2011   
    • Special Collections Malinche Exhibit incorporated into Spanish 240., 2009-2010   
    • Special Collections "Malinche in the Codices" Exhibit incorporated into the Spanish 240 curriculum., 2008-2009   
    • Cultural Diversity Sociolinguistic Project: El Español en los Estados Unidos, 2007-2008   
    • Cultural Diversity Sociolinguistic Project: El Español en los Estados Unidos, 2006-2007   
    • Cultural Diversity Sociolinguistic Project: El Español en los Estados Unidos, 2005-2006   
    • Integrating a Service Learning Component to the Span 316 curriculum, Fall 2005   
    • Cultural Diversity Project: El Español en Los Angeles, 2004-2005   

    Honors and Awards

    • USC El Centro Chicano "La Posada" Keynote Speaker, 2013-2014   
    • USC El Centro Chicano Faculty Appreciation Award, 2013-2014   
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, 2013-2014   
    • USC Latino Student Assembly Professor of the Year , 2013-2014   
    • USC Project Remix Faculty Speaker, 2013-2014   
    • USC Dornsife Faculty Professional Development Grant, 2012-2013   
    • USC El Centro Chicano "Honoring the Legacy of Social Justice Heroes" Faculty Speaker, 2012-2013   
    • USC El Centro Chicano End of the Year Commitment Award, 2012-2013   
    • USC Faculty Speaker at the El Centro/University Church Commemorative Plaque Dedication Ceremony, 2012-2013   
    • USC El Centro Chicano Newsletter Faculty Spotlight, 2011-2012   
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Spring 2012   
    • USC Latino Honor Society Lifetime Member Award, Spring 2012   
    • USC Latino Honor Society Student Academic Recognition Keynote Speaker, Fall 2011   
    • USC Latino Forum Faculty Hall of Fame Award, 2010-2011   
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Spring 2011   
    • USC Latino Honor Society Student Academic Recognition Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Fall 2009   
    • USC Latina/o Student Assembly Faculty/Staff Recognition Award, 2008-2009   
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Spring 2008   
    • USC Mellon Demonstration Grant Fellow, 10/7/2005-5/5/2006  

    Service to the University

    Administrative Appointments
    • Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs Committee, 2009-2010   
    • Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs Committee, 2007-2008   
    • Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs Committee, 2006-2007   
    Committees
    • Member, USC Latino Forum Welcome Reception Committee, which hosted the event to honor USC faculty retirees, Professors Carmen Silva-Corvalán and Félix Gutiérrez., 2013-2014   
    • Member, USC El Centro Latino Honor Society Induction Committee, 2013-2014   
    • Member, USC University Events Committee, 2013-2014   
    • Member, USC Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese NTT Merit Evaluation Committee, 2013-2014   
    • Member, USC Honorary Degree Nominating Committee, 2013-2014   
    • Member, USC Dornsife Spanish and Portuguese Department Basic Language Program Textbook/Curriculum Committee, 2012-2013   
    • Member, USC Committee on University Events, 2012-2013   
    • Member, USC Dornsife Spanish and Portuguese Undergraduate Committee, 2012-2013   
    • Member, USC Committee on Public Art and Campus Design, 2012-2013   
    • Member, USC Dornsife Spanish and Portuguese Undergraduate Committee, 2011-2012   
    • Member, USC Committee on Public Art and Campus Design, 2011-2012   
    • Member, USC Committee on University Events, 2011-2012   
    • Member, USC Committee on Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs, 2010-2011   
    • Member, USC Committee on University Events, 2010-2011   
    • Member, USC Committee on Public Art and Campus Design, 2010-2011   
    • Member, USC Committee on Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs, 2009-2010   
    • Member, USC Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs Senate Committee, 2008-2009   
    • Member, USC Non-Tenure Track Faculty Senate Committee, 2007-2008   
    • Member, USC Non-Tenure Track Faculty Senate Committee, 2006-2007   
    Media, Alumni, and Community Relations
    • USC Good Neighbors Program - President's Leadership Circle (1%), 2000-2015  
    • USC Latino Alumni Association Member, 1995-2015  
    • American Studies and Ethnicity PhD Translation Examiner, 2014-2015   
    • USC Alumni Association Member, 1985-2014  
    • American Studies and Ethnicity PhD Translation Examiner, 2013-2014   
    • LAUSD-USC Parent Campus Tour Faculty Panelist, 2013-2014   
    • USC Faculty Speaker at the El Centro/University Church Commemorative Plaque Dedication Ceremony, 2012-2013   
    • USC El Centro Chicano 40th Anniversary Gala Faculty/Alumni Committee Member, 2012-2013   
    • USC El Centro Chicano 40th Anniversary Gala , 2012-2013   
    • USC Office of Admissions "Explore USC" Faculty Mentor, 2012-2013   
    • USC Office of Admissions "Explore USC" Faculty Mentor, 2011-2012   
    • USC Office of Admissions "Explore USC" Faculty Mentor, 2010-2011   
    • USC Office of Admissions "Explore USC" Faculty Mentor, 2009-2010   
    • USC Latino Honor Society Student Recognition Ceremony Keynote Speaker, 2009-2010   
    • El Centro Chicano "La Posada" Faculty Guest Speaker, 2008-2009   
    • Student-Athlete Academic Services Trojan Football 2008 Guest Coach, 2008-2009   
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Fall 2008   
    Other Service to the University
    • USC Latino Forum Faculty Member, 2010-2014  
    • El Centro Chicano Faculty Mentor, 2008-2013  
    • Spanish Undergraduate Student Association Faculty Mentor, 2011-2012   

    Service to the Profession


    Conferences Organized
    • Conference Session Moderator, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern California Chapter, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013-2014   
    • Conference Session Moderator, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern California Chapter, Azusa Pacific University, 2012-2013   
    • Conference Session Moderator, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern California Chapter, Whittier College, Whittier, CA, 2012-2013   
    • Conference Session Moderator, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern California Chapter, University of Southern California, 2010-2011   

    Professional Offices
    • Vice President, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese -Southern CA Chapter, 2006-2007   
    • Vice President, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese - Southern CA Chapter, 2005-2006   
    • President, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese - Southern CA Chapter, 2004-2005   
    • President, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese - Southern CA Chapter, 2003-2004   

    Professional Memberships
    • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2009-2015  
    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Southern California Chapter, 1984-2015  
    • Modern Language Association, 1984-2015  

    Media, Alumni, and Community Relations
    • El Centro Chicano Grand Opening Ceremony and Celebration, 2013-2014   
    • USC Good Neighbors President's Leadership Circle Dinner, 2013-2014   
    • USC Latino Alumni Association Holiday Celebration, 2013-2014   
    • USC Latino Alumni Association Screening of "Americanos" Reception, 2013-2014   
    • USC Visions and Voices "Rescuing Rubén Salazar" Screening, Discussion and Reception, 2013-2014   
    • USC El Centro Chicano 40th Anniversary Gala, 2012-2013   
    • USC Latino Forum Ruben Salazar Exhibit Reception, 2011-2012   

    Other Service to the Profession
    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Regional Conference Moderator (Pitzer College), 2011-2012   
    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Regional Conference Moderator (Huntington Library & Gardens, San Marino), 2011-2012   
    • Flor y Canto Chicano Poetry Recital Moderator, 2010-2011   
    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Spring Meeting (USC) Moderator, 2010-2011   
    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Fall Meeting (Azusa Pacific University) Moderator, 2009-2010   




  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 156
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0358