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Stephanie Muñoz-Navarro

Senior Lecturer

Hispanic and Italian Studies

Pronouns: she/her


Building & Room:

UH 1832


601 S. Morgan St.


I have been teaching Spanish at UIC for the past sixteen years, and my passion for the language and for teaching is strong as ever. Spanish is such a beautiful language and a wonderful vehicle that has connected me with so many other cultures: people, places, cuisines, music, literature, and much more.

I did not grow up speaking Spanish, nor did I learn it as a young adult. Rather, when I went back to school in my thirties, I decided to study the language and ended up falling so much in love with it that I made it my career. I am proof that you can learn a language at any time in life!

I spent many years teaching ESL, also. Many of my students were immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries, and I gained invaluable insight into their culture(s) as we learned together.

Recently, I also began teaching Span 220 & 320: Spanish for Business and Law. These classes fascinate me because they have allowed me to learn about Spanish-speaking countries and cultures from a new perspectives - within the context of business / legal settings.

I have many passions that include cooking, gardening, rescuing animals, and always learning new things!


MA in Spanish Literature