Novia Pagone, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor
  708-235-7435ext. 7435
  Office Location: C3371
  Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 2 - 3 p.m., Thu. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  College: CAS

Latin American Caribbean and Latina Latino Studies
Global Studies - Minor
Division of Arts and Letters



Latin America
Cultural Studies


Novia Pagone holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies with a focus on the journalism, literature, and film of contemporary Spain. Professor Pagone approaches her research and teaching from a cultural studies perspective, encouraging students to make connections between their daily lives and the concepts discussed in class.

In her classroom, Professor Pagone embraces active learning practices to engage students in discussion with each other and with the material. Through these practices she seeks to inspire open dialogue and a desire to inquire beyond the assigned homework. Students in her language courses practice communicating in Spanish in a supportive environment that centers their learning through task-based activities, like planning a trip or making a menu for a dinner party.

Although she knew early on that she wanted to teach, Professor Pagone took a non-traditional path to her chosen career. She received her B.A. from Knox College in 1997, earned her M.A. in Hispanic Literature from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003, and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 2011. She joined the faculty at GSU in 2017. Her work is centered around questions of mediation, power, and identity in public discourse. More specifically, her doctoral thesis focuses on how women journalists shaped public discourse and created a space for women in the Spanish transition to democracy (1975-1982).