The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) and the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Anne Pasero, professor of Spanish, for the inaugural 2021-22 AMUW Distinguished Professorship.
Established in 2021, the AMUW Distinguished Professorship is awarded to a deserving, female senior-level faculty member as a capstone experience to their high achieving career in the humanities. This position elevates the profile of senior-level professors in the humanities and adds visibility to the work of these scholars across the university and beyond.
Inspired by her love for languages and literature, and after having studied mostly Spanish, but also French, Italian, Portuguese and Arabic, Dr. Pasero taught both high school and college Spanish on the West Coast before being attracted to Marquette in 1981 by its promising language department and its flourishing Madrid program.
Since then, she has had the opportunity to teach almost every level of Spanish language and literature, the privilege of interacting with and benefiting from several generations of students and the opportunity to live in Madrid and direct the study abroad program there on several occasions.
In addition to the AMUW Distinguished Professorship, Dr. Pasero was also the recipient of the AMUW Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award in 2019 which honors a woman faculty member who has excelled in her research, teaching and service to Marquette and to the community, and who has served as a mentor for students and other faculty.