Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Dr. David H. Uzzell Jr. is a Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Cultures. He has taught elementary, intermediate, advanced, and special topic courses in Spanish at UVM since 2007. Before coming to UVM, Dr. Uzzell Jr. taught Spanish at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He holds an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a Ph.D. in Spanish with a concentration in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies from the State University of New York at Albany. His dissertation is entitled A Cultural Political Economy of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Case of C.I. Uniban S.A. and the Colombian Banana Industry in Urabá, 1987-2017. His research is related to cultural political economy, globalization, transnational processes, conflicts, and crises, and global capitalism in Latin America and Colombia in particular. He is currently working on multiple projects, one related to his dissertation and another related to Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance and blockchain technologies in Colombia. His work also examines extractivism, financialization, corporate social responsibility and socio-economic, environmental, and political crises in Colombia.

Languages: English (native), Spanish (fluent), German (advanced), Hungarian (intermediate)

Associations and Affiliations

Latin American Studies Association (LASA): http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/

Asociación de Colombianistas: http://colombianistas.org/

New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS): http://neclas.org/

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): https://www.actfl.org/

American Association of University Professors (AAUP): https://www.aaup.org/

David Uzzell

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Spanish language instruction
  • Cultural political economy
  • Global capitalism
  • Extractivism
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Financialization
  • Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance and blockchain technologies

Education

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies, State University of New York at Albany
  • M.A. Spanish, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • B.A. in Spanish, German, and European Studies, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Contact

Phone:
  • (802) 656-3757
Office Location:

501 Waterman

Office Hours:

Fall 2022: Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. EST or by appointment

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 001: Elementary I
  • SPAN 002: Elementary II
  • SPAN 010: Medical Spanish
  • SPAN 051: Intermediate I
  • SPAN 052: Intermediate II
  • SPAN 101: Latin America and Global Capitalism
  • SPAN 109: Spanish Grammar