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Raelene Wyse, Ph.D.

Raelene Wyse holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research centers on multilingualism in contemporary Latin American and US Latinx cultural production as a creative strategy to ensure the survival of less widely spoken languages, especially Ladino and Yiddish, in the Americas. She also earned a Master’s in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University and a Bachelor’s in English Literature from Seattle University.

Her research has brought her to Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. Before joining the community at WSU, she taught Spanish for four years at the University of Texas at Austin. She has always loved learning languages and teaching them as well. When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, learning new skills, cooking, gardening, and getting to know the Palouse.

Contact Dr. Wyse

Office: Thompson Hall 28
Telephone: (509) 335-2756