Colleen A Sweet

Colleen A Sweet

Colleen A Sweet

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Assistant Professor

Language teaching and methodology, Latin American Colonial Literature, Critical approaches to literary analysis.

Colleen Klausner Sweet, Term Assistant Professor of Spanish and Undergraduate Academic Advisor, began teaching as a full-time Term Instructor of Spanish at George Mason University in fall 2007. She received her PhD in Spanish from the Catholic University of American in Washington, DC in 2012. Her doctoral dissertation, "Silenced Through Representation: La Malinche as Christian, Mistress, and Conquistadora" combined her interests in Postcolonial Latin American Studies, Latin American Literature, and Film Studies.  She currently teaches Spanish Writing and Stylistics and Spanish in Context at GMU, while also serving as the undergraduate academic advisor for Foreign Language majors and minors.



Current Research

Open Educational Resources, Best practices in Academic Advising, Approaches to teaching literature.

Selected Publications

Co-written with Sufumi So: “Polyglot Performances: Showcasing Language Learning on Stage” The Language Educator, April 2012: 38-40.


Forthcoming: The Bolivia Reader by Mark Goodale and Sinclair Thompson et. Al, Duke UP, 2017/2018. Translation work (Spanish-English).

Courses Taught

Spanish in Context (1 and 2), Spanish Writing and Stylistics, Intermediate Spanish (210), Introduction to Hispanic Literary Analysis, World Literature in Translation:Dirty Wars, Resistance and Memory.