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Marlene Esplin

Associate Professor
Comparative Arts and Letters

3050 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602


Marlene Hansen Esplin completed her PhD in Hispanic Cultural Studies from Michigan State University in 2012. Her research interests include twentieth-century literatures of the Americas and translation studies. She is married to Emron, a BYU English professor, and is the mother of Moses, Anya, Ansel, Edith, and Simon.

Research Interests

Twentieth-Century Literatures of the Americas
Translation Studies
Migration Studies

Teaching Interests

Latin American Humanities
American Humanities
Translation Studies
Border Culture
Gender Studies


  • Hispanic Cultural Studies, , MIchigan State University (2012)
  • Comparative Literature, , Brigham Young University (2003)
  • Humanities, Foreign Literature , Spanish, Russian, International Development, Brigham Young University (2001)

Courses Taught