Jose A. Sainz

Jose Sainz
  • Associate Professor
  • Modern Languages & Literatures
  • Academic Degrees

    • B.A., Universidad de Deusto
    • M.A., West Virginia University
    • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Spanish Civil War
    • History, Politics and Culture of 20th Century Spain

Jose A. Sainz, Associate Professor of Spanish, earned a Ph.D. (2001) in peninsular Spanish literature from the University of Maryland at College Park, an M.A. (1996) in foreign languages and Spanish literature from West Virginia University, and a Licenciatura (1993) in English philology from the Universidad de Deusto, Spain.

Dr. Sainz’s articles have appeared in La Nueva Literatura Hispánica, La Torre, and República de las Letras. His scholarly work examines exile studies and narratives, testimony, and autobiographical writing in the context of the Spanish Civil War. He also has served as a textbook reviewer for NSC Pearson Publishers, Heinle & Heinle Publishers, and John Wiley & Sons, Publishers, as well as a translator for Monotype Composition Co., Inc., the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and National Geographic Television.

He is a member of the Modern Language Association, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages, and Twentieth-Century Spanish Association of America. He currently is director of the University’s Center for International Education.

He is an authoritative source on the history, politics, and culture of 20th-century Spain. He teaches Spanish language, culture, and civilization courses as well as Spanish translation and Spanish cinema.

Dr. Sainz currently serves as the Director of UMW’s Center for International Education