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Teaching Professor of Spanish & Italian

Undergraduate Spanish Advisor (Hispanic Literatures & Cultures Major, Hispanic Studies Minor) | Dey 337

At UNC since 2003


Ph.D. UNC Chapel Hill, 2002
M.A. UNC Chapel Hill, 1998


Gosia was born in Poland where she studied Italian Philology at the Jagiellonian University 1987-1990 in Cracow. After moving to the United States, she shifted career paths and began studying Travel and Tourism at the Central Piedmont Community College.  She soon decided to learn Spanish and complete her Italian studies at the University of NC at Chapel Hill in the Romance Languages Department.

Her interests include Italian Travel Literature, indigenous cultures and customs; teaching language, culture, film, and grammar courses; advising undergraduate students, innovative use of computer technology, digital video, photography and travel. She has been to 85 countries around the world (including 18 of 21 Spanish speaking-ones). In addition to being fluent in Italian, Spanish, Polish and English, she also has a working knowledge of Russian and French.

Typical Courses

  • SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II online for Friday Center
  • SPAN 204 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 293 Apples Service Learning
  • SPAN 300 Advanced grammar and Composition
  • SPAN 333 Cinema for Spanish Conversation

Awards & Honors

Buchan Excellence Award for Advising Project (January 2015)