Radica Ostojic-Portello

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Assistant Professor, Spanish Minor Advisor

Literature, Language and Humanities

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Radica is an accomplished translator of Spanish and Latin American poetry and prose into Serbo-Croatian. She was the recipient of the Golden Bell Marin County Award for Outstanding Teaching (2005) and the prestigious Hayward Award for Excellence in Education from the State of California (2007). That same year she was a United States Teacher of the Year Nominee. She has been teaching at Dominican since 2001 and actively participated in the creation of our Spanish Minor in 2011. She teaches courses in Spanish language and literature and conducts Study Abroad programs to Mexico and Spain.

Education

University of Complutense, Madrid, University of Sorbonne, Paris, and University of California, Berkeley, Post-Graduate Studies

University of Philology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, MA, Spanish Literature

University of Philology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, BA, Spanish Language and Literature

Research Interests

Spanish and Latin-American civilization, culture, history, and film.

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Bell Marin County for Outstanding Teaching, 2005
  • Hayward Award for Excellence in Education State of California, 2007
  • United States Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2007
     

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