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Santiago G. Gesteira

Ph.D. Student

At UNC since 2015
Advised by Professor Irene Gomez-Castellano
Dey Hall 319


M.A., Hispanic Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018

M.S., Industrial Innovation and Process Optimization, Universidade de Vigo, 2011

B.S., Industrial Chemistry Engineering, Universidade de Vigo, 2009

About Santiago G.

Santi Gesteira is a PhD student in the Romance Studies Department at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is interested in cultural representations of environmental conflicts in the Iberian Peninsula, especially those around extractivist practices. His current research focuses on narratives produced within the context of monoculture of trees as a resource for timber and paper industries.


Gesteira, Santiago G. “Art and Land: Eucalyptus Plantations in Brazilian Documentaries.” Humanities, vol. 11, no. 2, Apr. 2022, p. 53. Crossref,

Typical Courses Taught

GLBL 210 + SPAN308 - Global Issues (Spanish Recitation, Language Across the Curriculum)
SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 105 - Spanish for High Beginners
SPAN 203 - Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 204 - Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 414 - Galician Language and Culture I
SPAN 415 - Galician Language and Culture II
PORT 101 - Elementary Portuguese I
PORT 203 - Intermediate Portuguese I
PUBH 613 - Intermediate Spanish for Health Care I