Megan Havard is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She hails from Texas, where she completed her B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin. She then moved to the Midwest to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on Medieval and Early Modern Iberian literary and cultural studies. She is also interested in Gender and Masculinities, as well as Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy.
Megan is an experienced traveler and has studied, lived, and worked abroad in a number of Spanish-speaking countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and Spain. She also speaks Portuguese and has spent time in Brazil and Portugal.
In 2014, she completed the Camino de Santiago, a 1,000-year old Christian pilgrimage across northern Spain to the tomb of the apostle St. James. She looks forward to walking the Camino again with students and faculty from the Augustana community in 2017.
- B.S., University of Texas
- M.A., Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis