Sarah Tyson

Teaching Instructor
Hispanic Studies
252-328-5765 (phone)
252-328-6233 (fax)
Bate 3305 (office)
Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University Mailstop #556
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


MA International Studies; Graduate Certificate, Hispanic Studies, East Carolina University
Summer literature seminars, Escuela para Estudiantes Extranjeros, University of Veracruz, Xalapa, Mexico
Diploma in Spanish as a Second Language, Academia Hispano Americana, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
BA Journalism & Mass Communications, Concentration in Public Relations, UNC Chapel Hill

Research Interests

Nation Building and Identity Formation; Latin American Postcolonial Studies; Christianity and Culture

Professional Experience

  • Teaching Instructor of Spanish, East Carolina University (2010-2012, 2013-present)
  • Spanish Instructor, Lenoir Community College, Kinston NC (2007-2013)
  • EL/Civics (English Literacy & Civics) Specialist, Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC (2005-07)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher, Greene County Middle School, Snow Hill, NC (2004)
  • English as a Foreign Language Teacher, Desarollo Integral de la Familia, Guanajuato, Mexico (10/04-11/04)

Community Engagement

  • Researcher and Ghostwriter for editorial on NC House Bill 11 / access to higher education for undocumented high school graduates. Black, John Paul. "Letter: Bill targets tax paying residents." The Daily Reflector 24 Feb. 2011, Electronic Edition [Greenville, NC].
  • Special Contributor, Kinston Free Press, Kinston, NC – Submitted articles related to education and Hispanic affairs; interpreted for staff journalists (2005-06).
  • Co-producer, A Family Divided – Traveled back-and-forth from Mexican village to small town in North Carolina, co-producing social documentary about family separated by US-Mexican border (2005).
  • "Binational: Juvencio Rocha-Peralta appreciates his life in America and preserves his Hispanic Heritage." The Free Press 15 Oct. 2006 [Kinston, NC].
  • English Literacy and Civics Grant, Lenoir Community College, 2005 & 2006.


Self-Published Book:

  • The Hispanic World: A Glimpse Through the Ages, Pearson-Longman Custom Textbook Publishing.


  • "The Image of the 'Modern Matriarch' in Aves sin nido," in Cien años después: La literatura de mujeres en América Latina. Claire Emilie Martín (ed.). Lima, Peru: Universidad San Martín de Porres, 2010.


  • "A Hundred Years Later: Spanish American Women's Literature: The Legacy of Clorinda Matto de Turner and Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera," California State University at Long Beach, 2009.



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