Dr. Astrid Billat
Office: 126 Martin Hall
Phone: (919) 760-2296
Astrid A. Billat received her PhD in contemporary Spanish literature from the University of Michigan in 2000. In addition to sharing her love for literature and teaching with her Meredith students, Billat also enjoys writing about Spanish women’s literature. In her book La imposibilidad de la mujer en cinco novelas postfranquistas (2004), Billat studies the representation of female characters in five contemporary Spanish novels. She is currently finishing the editing of her first textbook, Three Centuries of Spanish Short Stories: Literary Selections and Activities for the Student of Spanish, which will be published the spring of 2010.
In addition to teaching elementary and intermediate Spanish courses, Dr. Billat also teaches Spanish 207 Intermediate Conversation and Spanish 353 Development of the Short Fiction. Moreover, Dr. Billat is the Spanish and French licensure coordinator; every fall, she teaches FL764 The Teaching of a Foreign Language.
When she is not involved in academic work, Professor Billat enjoys very much playing with her two very energetic and joyful young boys, William and Andrew.
For more information, please see my Curriculum Vitae.