Senior Lecturer of Spanish

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.

English (native)
Spanish (fluent)
German (advanced)
Italian (advanced)
French (advanced)
Russian (elementary)
Hungarian (elementary)


Associations and Affiliations

Latin American Studies Association (LASA):

Asociación de Colombianistas:

New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS):

The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS):

Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS):

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL):

American Association of University Professors (AAUP):
David Uzzell

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Spanish language instruction; Latin American studies (with a focus on Colombia); cultural political economy; critical studies of globalization and global capitalism


  • M.A. Spanish, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville


  • (802) 656-3757
Office Location:

501 Waterman

Office Hours:

Spring 2020: MW 11:45-12:35

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 001: Elementary I
  • SPAN 002: Elementary II
  • SPAN 051: Intermediate I
  • SPAN 052: Intermediate II