My name is David H. Uzzell Jr. I am a Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Cultures at the University of Vermont. I have taught elementary and intermediate Spanish courses at UVM since 2007. I previously taught at the University of Connecticut-Storrs and the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville as a graduate teaching assistant. I am an A.B.D. Ph.D. candidate in the Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Department at the State University of New York at Albany. I am currently finishing my dissertation entitled “A Cultural Political Economy of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Case of C.I. Uniban S.A. and the Colombian Banana Industry in Urabá, 1990 to 2017.” I plan to complete my defense in the spring of 2019. My academic research interests are related to Latin American Studies, cultural political economy, and critical studies of globalization and global capitalism in Latin America and Colombia in particular.
I love languages! I have studied Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian, and Hungarian and hope to add some others in the near future. In my free time, I also enjoy lifting weights, cooking, playing the guitar, and traveling.