M. MERCEDES STEPHENSON | Webster University

M. Mercedes Stephenson, PhD


Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Webster Hall 336




Ph.D, St. Louis University, 1983
MA, University of Southern California, 1971
BA, Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 1969

Areas of Interest

Chicano Studies
Latin American Literature
Latino Culture
Foreign Language Methodology
Gender Studies


Mercedes Stephenson has assumed new responsibilities during the 2015-16 academic year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. She brings to the position eleven years of experience teaching Spanish, cultural classes and multicultural studies as an adjunct professor at Webster.  She has also taught Spanish for nearly 25 years at Hazelwood Central High School and at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley.

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Stephenson holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and teaching certification from Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from St. Louis University. Her research interests include Chicano and Latino Studies and Foreign Language Methodology.

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