Edith S Leni
  • Title
    • Lecturer in Spanish
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Phone
    831-459-3538 (office), 831-459-2609 (msg)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 133
  • Office Hours Wednesdays and Fridays Noon-1 pm, and by appointment
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 156 High Street, Humanities Building 1
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064

Summary of Expertise

Heritage languages

Spanish as a second language

Research Interests

  • Social and individual trauma
  • Repression and Military dictatorships in Latin America
  • the legacy of the Holocaust and its representation in Latin America

Biography, Education and Training

  • Ph.D. Iberian and Latin American Cultures - Stanford University
  • Master of Arts, Spanish - San Jose State University

Edith Leni is a lecturer in the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics at UCSC where she teaches Spanish Language and Culture to native and non-native speakers. Edith is a native of Santiago, Chile. She enjoys teaching Spanish language and culture, and researching.  Her cross-disciplinary research interests involve social and individual trauma, historiography and legacy of the Holocaust in Europe and its representation in Latin America, Post-Memory studies, testimonial literature and gender representation within concentrationary narratives. 

Teaching Interests

  • Heritage Languages
  • Indigenous languages (Quechua)
  • Literature of Memory