Faculty and Contact Information

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Luce Aubry, Department Chair

Associate Professor, ASL

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 209
Phone Number: 508.215.5907 VP: 508.202.7852
Email: laubry@framingham.edu

Education: BA (Classics and Philosophy) University of Minnesota; ALM (Linguistics) Harvard University, CI/CT

Courses: American Sign Language/English Interpreting I through IV, ASL Linguistics, Communication Dynamics in Interpreted Encounters, Ethical Decision-Making in the Interpreting Profession, Reading and Analysis of Research in Interpreting, Undergraduate Research in Interpreting.

Translation Publications  

“Representations of Sign Language, Deaf People and Interpreters in the Arts and the Media.” Sign Language Studies. 2017.  

“Interactional Patterns in Dialogue Interpreting.” Journal of Interpretation. 2004.

Luce Aubry has been an interpreter educator for over 10 years, having taught at Northeastern University, the University of Southern Maine and the University of New Hampshire.  She is also a nationally Certified Interpreter and Transliterator, with over 30 years of experience in a multitude of settings.  She has served as a rater for state interpreter screening system under the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and for the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.  Born and raised in French Canada of Deaf parents, Prof. Aubry is proficient in French, LSQ (Langue des signes québecoise), English and American Sign Language. She has published French-to-English translations of articles about interpreting and the Deaf community.


Dr. Joanne Britland

Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, Faculty Fellow, Mancuso Humanities Workforce Preparation Center, Faculty Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi

Office: O'Connor Hall Rm 210
Phone Number: 1.508.626.4236
Email: jbritland@framingham.edu


Ph.D., University of Virginia; M.A., Bowling Green State University; B.A., James Madison University



The Political Imagination in Spanish Graphic Narrative, Co-edited volume, Routledge, 2023.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“From Print to Netflix: The Fariña Phenomenon, Adaptation, and Transmedia Storytelling during Times of Crisis.” Hispanic Research Journal, vol 24, no. 2, 2024. (forthcoming)

“Transnational Female Solidarity and Gender Equality in the Comic Medium: Pepita Sandwich’s Las mujeres mueven montañas, and Ana Penyas’s Estamos todas bien.Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 99, no. 6, 2022, pp. 545-567.

“New Voices and Creative Protest in Post-2008 Spain: María Folguera’s Los primeros días de Pompeya.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies, vol. 97, no. 10, 2020, pp. 1653-1671.

“La crisis, la risa y catarsis: The 2008 Financial Crash and Comedic Representations of Spanish Emigration.” Hispanic Studies Review, vol. 4, no. 1, 2019, pp. 26-39.

“‘La novela de la selva’ in Colombia and Brazil: Antiheroes in La vorágine and Macunaíma.” Chasqui, vol. 48, no. 2, 2019, pp. 330-342.

“Developing Self-Directed Learners through an ePortfolio Peer Consultant Program.” International Journal of ePortfolio, vol. 9, no. 1, 2019, pp. 45-54.

Book Chapters

“El Selfie de la España poscrisis: Una autorreflexión a través del mockumentary.” Crear entre mundos: nuevas perspectivas en la metaficción española, edited by Iana Konstantinova and Sabrina Laroussi. Albatros Ediciones, 2021, pp. 51-67.

“Exporting Spain: The Streaming Society and Global Reach of La casa de papel, Las chicas del cable, and Élite.” Crisis TV: Spanish-Language Television After 2008, eds. María Caña Jiménez and Vinodh Venkatesh. SUNY Press, (forthcoming)

“La burbuja del alquiler en el cómic: Mass Tourism, Gentrification, and Spain’s Housing Crisis in Todo bajo el sol, Soy de Pueblo: Manual Para Sobrevivir en la Ciudad, and Coqueto, mejor ver.The Political Imagination in Spanish Graphic Narrative, eds. Joanne Britland and Xavier Dapena.

“El feminismo transtemporal y transnacional: Mujeres que se unen y rebelan por la escritura y el performance en Elena Fortún y Hermana (Placer) de María Folguera.” Renacimiento, (forthcoming).

Poetry Translation

Alvarado, Javier. Ofrenda de cebolla. Valparaíso Ediciones, 2020. Translated by Joanne Britland and Lina Rincón.

Bio and Research Interests

Dr. Britland specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century Iberian literature, cultural studies, and media studies.

Her current book project, under contract with University of Toronto Press, examines digital cultural responses to social, political, and economic crises in twenty-first century Spain, including the financial crash of 2008, struggles to achieve racial and gender equality, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Britland integrates these cultural phenomena into her courses to allow students to study and understand the socio-historical contexts from which they emerge. She bridges her field of language, literature, and culture with her interests in teaching by conducting research on technology integration, ePortfolios, and career preparation. She is FSU’s Faculty Fellow for the Mancuso Humanities Workforce Preparation Center.

Professor Britland has lived extensively in Spain and Brazil where she has taught Spanish, Portuguese, and English. She looks forward to teaching FSU’s students about Hispanic and Lusophone literatures and cultures.

Dr. Britland is the faculty advisor for FSU’s Nu Theta chapter of Sigma Delta Pi. She also serves on the Race and Digital Humanities Institute, the Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force, and CELTSS (Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship, and Service).


Television and New Media in the Hispanic World, Contemporary Iberian Culture, Graphic Narrative, Contemporary Spain in Crisis, The Spanish Civil War, Iberian Literature, Business Communication in Spanish, Advanced Composition and Conversation, Elementary Spanish

Bruce Bucci
Bruce Bucci

Assistant Professor, ASL

Office: O'Connor Hall Rm 214
Phone Number: 1.508.283.7708
Email: bbucci@framingham.edu

B.A. from Rhode Island College, M.S. from McDaniel College, and Ed.S. from Gallaudet University in 2006.

Mr. Bruce Bucci has worked in the field of Deaf Education and ASL/Deaf Studies over 24 years as a teacher, team leader, trainer (Deaf Education, Leadership and Organizational Change), ASL storyteller, and Instructor (McDaniel College, Holy Cross College, Rhode Island College, and Boston University). As the Director of Boston University’s Programs in Deaf Studies Bruce helped expand the program and its influence earning University-wide recognition. Most recently he has partnered with the Jamaican Association for the Deaf and the Jamaican Ministry of Education in developing training curricula for teachers of Deaf children. He has made numerous presentations on the role of leadership, building alliances, and the role of American Sign Language fluency in content area learning to professional organizations across the country.

Dr. Emilce A. Cordeiro

Professor, Spanish

Email: ecordeiro@framingham.edu
Education: B.A. Universidad de Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina; Ph.D. Temple University, Philadelphia. Courses: Professor Cordeiro has been interested in teaching courses related to film studies, literature, culture and civilization, as well as courses related to the learning of Spanish. Originally from Argentina, Dr. Cordeiro is interested in the study of contemporary Latin American films dealing with gender, social and political issues. She is the Coordinator for the Master of Education with a Concentration in Spanish and an active member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) and a member of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA).

Visiting Lecturers

Juliana de Castro Moreira da Silva, Portuguese  jsilva22@framingham.edu

Elena Faure, French/Russian                          efaure@framingham.edu

Nilza Gonzalez-Pedemonte, Spanish                 ngonzalezpedemonte@framingham.edu

Angela Herbert, ASL/English Interpreting        aherbert2@framingham.edu

Robert Martin, ASL/English Interpreting           rmartin9@framingham.edu

Sharon Mendes, ASL/English Interpreting        smendes2@framingham.edu

Katie McCarthy, ASL/Deaf Studies                      kmccarthy18@framingham.edu

Katherine Smith, Spanish                                     ksmith44@framingham.edu

Dr. Nozomi Tomita, Deaf Studies                         ntomita@framingham.edu

Marco Tulio Bittencourt, Linguistics                   mbittencourt@framingham.edu

Stephen Weiner, ASL                                            sweiner@framingham.edu

Dr. Fei Yu,  Chinese                                                fyu@framingham.edu