Before joining the department in 1991, Beth Bauer served as Assistant Professor and Language Coordinator for nine years at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. At Brown, she has continued her involvement in the language curriculum by supervising and coordinating several Spanish courses, as well as teaching Latin American and Peninsular literature courses for undergraduates and graduates. Professor Bauer is a member of various professional organizations, including the MLA and the American Association for Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Her research and teaching interests include 18th- and 19th-century Spanish Peninsular literature and language teaching methodology. Reflecting these interests, her publications have included Contextos: Spanish for Communication (1989) and numerous articles on Galdos, Leopoldo Alas, Juan Valera, and Emilia Pardo Bazan, among others.