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Celeste Mann

Celeste Dolores Mann

Assistant Teaching Professor
Coordinator of Spanish 200-level and Spanish Tutors
Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Office: Academic Building, 315A

Additional Sites:


  • MA in Spanish, University of Iowa
  • BA in Spanish with Distinction, Yale University
  • Graduate study in Brazilian Arts and Letters, PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • PUCMM, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Second Language Acquisition and Language Pedagogy
  • The life and music of Brazilian composer, Francisca “Chiquinha” Gonzaga
  • Theater in Spanish and Portuguese
  • Hispanic and Brazilian Film
  • Latin American and Iberian Music


Celeste Dolores Mann has taught Spanish and Portuguese for years, at various universities. Before coming to Drexel, she taught at Villanova University. As a student, Celeste specialized in Spanish medieval literature, Afro-Cuban poetry and Brazilian literature. She has an extensive background in opera and theater, and integrates the performing and visual arts in her language teaching whenever possible. Celeste has taught computer education and enjoys using technology to enhance the learning of languages. In her language teaching she hopes to inspire students to excel in their ability to speak, read, understand and write Spanish and Portuguese, and to appreciate the beauty, enchantment and diversity of the many Latin American and Iberian cultures.

Selected Publications:

  • Book Review in LAMR (Latin American Music Review.) Spring-Summer 2020. Review of Patricia Caicedo’s The Latin American Art Song: Sounds of the Imagined Nations.
  • Celeste Dolores Mann and Robert Simon, “It Takes a Village: Professional Development for Faculty in Portuguese.” In Handbook for Portuguese Instructors.  Editors: Margo Milleret and Mary Risner. July 2017.
  • “Chiquinha Gonzaga: O legado da maestrina.”  Ao redor do mundo II. Atlantico Books. January 2013.  p. 19-26.
  •  “The Search for Identity in Afro-Brazilian Women’s Writing:  A Literary History.”  In:  Moving Beyond Boundaries Part I:  Critical Responses.  Eds. Carole Boyce Davies and Molara Ogundipe-Leslie.  Pluto Press:  1995. p. 173-178.
  • “Translations.”  In:  Moving Beyond Boundaries Part II:  Women Weaving Words.  p. 116-119; 202-213.
  • “O Geraldo Viramundo de O Grande Mentecapto:  Um carnavalizador carnavalizado.”  Torre de Papel.  University of Iowa, June 1993.