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carterJune C. D. Carter
Professor of Spanish
Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence

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Ph.D. University of Washington

Area of Specialty

  • Contemporary Latin American literature
  • Particular interest also in Afro-Hispanic literature and U.S. Latino literature and culture



  • Cervantes Award – SC AATSP 2006
  • South Carolina Foreign Language Teacher of the Year 2005
  • Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award 2001
  • Governor’s Distinguished Professor Award 2001
  • Summer Research Fellowship UNC/Duke University Consortium, 2001


  • Articles in Anuario de letras; Prismal/Cabral; Caribbean Quarterly; Studies in Afro-Hispanic LiteratureLatin American Literary ReviewThe Rocky Mountain Review.
  • Book: José Agustín: Onda and Beyond (Donald Schmidt co-editor).
  • Numerous presentations at local, national, and international conferences.

She created and directs the Study Abroad in Spain Program, a collaborative effort between Academic Programs International and USC Upstate, and the Foreign Language Teachers Workshop titled REFLECTIONS, which is offered each spring to foreign language teachers throughout the state.

Director of African American Studies                                                    Dr. Cassandra Jones                  

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