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Marta Agüero Guerra


Romance Languages and Literatures


Marta Agüero Guerra earned a PhD in Hispanic applied linguistics (University of Salamanca) and a PhD in Hispanic literary and cultural studies (University of Iowa). Her areas of interest include humor studies, comics studies, foreign language pedagogy, and second language acquisition. Her research explores graphic narratives that challenge contemporary political and social realities in the Spanish-speaking world. Her articles have been published in national and international journals and she has presented at various conferences both in the United States and in Europe. She is the author of Representaciones de la infancia en el comic: de la nostalgia al compromiso social (University of Leon Press, 2023).

Before joining Binghamton University, she taught Spanish as a foreign language in Spain and at different institutions in the United States. At the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, she teaches language courses at all levels across the curriculum. She has also developed and taught several graduate seminars on humor, comics and graphic novels, childhood, and pragmatics. In addition to teaching, she is an academic advisor for Spanish majors and minors.

During the academic year 2022-2023 she was selected as a Community Engaged Teaching Fellow by the Center for Civic Engagement. Her participation in this program led to the development of the service-learning course “SPAN 380: Spanish in the community,” where students partnered with different local and regional organizations to serve Spanish-speaking communities while improving their communicative skills and intercultural competence.


  • PhD, University of Iowa
  • PhD, University of Salamanca
  • MA, University of Iowa
  • M. Ed, Carthage College
  • BA, MA, University of Salamanca