Anahit Hakoupian

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spanish

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

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A. , University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. , University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D. , University of Southern California

  • Conferences and Other Presentations

    Conference Presentations
    • " Literary Pedagogy-The Reading and Teaching Experience:The Romantic Movement in the Hispanic-American Novel", Hawaii Internatioional Conference on Arts and Humanities , Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Honolulu, Hawaii, University of Louisville , Invited, 2013-2014   
    • "Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching and Learning Literature:The Labyrinth of Irony: A Study of Irony in Juan de Mena'sLaberinto de fortuna ", Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Honolulu, Hawaii, University of Louisville, Invited, 2012-2013   

    Other Presentations
    • "Literary Pedagogy- The Teaching and Learning Experience:Civilization and Barbarisam in Spanish American Literature", Meet the Writers Conference, University of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1994-1995   
    • "Pedagogy: Making sense of the Complex Relationship Between Teaching and learning from a literary text: Octavio Paz and the Surrealism", presentation, University of Southern California, 1993-1994   

    Teaching Innovations and Multimedia Teaching

    • USC Breaking Bread Program--Incorporated into Spanish 220 courses, 2015-2016   

    Honors and Awards

    • Faculty Row-Home of America's Top Professors-honorary member, 2015-2016   
    • Outstanding teaching-UCLA Extension-OSHER, 2014-2015   
    • Recipient -Faculty Development Grant-University of Souhern California, 2012-2013   
    • Faculty Recognition Certificate-Ten Years of Service -University of Southern California , 2009-2010   
    • Recognition-Outstanding Teaching-Top Ten USC Faculty, 2002-2003   
    • Teaching Assistant Fellowhip--University of Souhern California, 1992-1993   

    Service to the University

    • Member, Evaluation and Mentoring Committee, 2015-2016   
    • Member, Merit Evaluation Committee, 2015-2016   
    • Member, Senior Awards Committee-Outstanding Undergraduate Student and Service Award, 2015-2016   
    • Member, Merit Evaluation Committee, 2011-2012   
    • Member, Promotion Committee-- Spanish and Portuguese, Spring 2012   

    Other Service to the University
    • Mentor-Department of Spanish and Portuguese-University of Southern California, 2000-  
    • Evaluator- Diagnostic Exams- Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2015-2016   
    • Fulbright-Language Proficiency-Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Fall 2015   
    • conducted class observations and evaluations- (NTT promotion)- Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Spring 2012   
    • Coordinator-Persian Placement Exam, 2009-2010   
    • Trainer- new assistant lecturers in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese during summer and presenter in the departmental workshops., 2000-2007  
    • Evaluator-language proficiency -Fulbright Fellowship-University of Southern California , 2005-2006  
    • Fall 2005-presenter-Spanish & Portuguese Language Program Fall Orientation- "Teaching Grammar in the Communicative Classroom", 2005-2006   

    Service to the Profession

    Other Service to the Profession
    • Fulbight-Evaluator-Spansih, Fall 2015   
    • Participant-ACTFL--WPT (writing proficiency Tester) Certification Workshop, 2014-2015   
    • Faculty adviser, non-profit organization, "We care for our youth"- which provided tutorial services to underprivileged students in high school who wished to enter four-year colleges., Fall 2014   
    • ACTFL- OPI Certified Tester, 2013-2014   
    • ACTFL-OPI Certified Rater, 2012-2013   
    • Professional membership ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) , 2011-2012   
    • presenter and mentor-conducted Instructor Development Workshops in foreign language teaching--Department of Foreign Languages-UCLA Extension, 2011-2012   
    • Coordinator,course developer and lead instructor-Spanish for Business Communication; Media; Weekend Immersion Workshops in Conversational Spanish-Department of Foreign Languages-UCLA Extension, 2003-2010  

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