ksenia Bonch reeves
Associate Professor of Spanish
- B.A., Linguistics, St Petersburg State University
- M.A., Spanish, Middlebury College
- Ph.D., Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phone Number: (937) 775-2641
Fax Number: (937) 775-2820
From St. Petersburg, Russia, Dr. Bonch got into Spanish by accident and liked it so much she went on to complete her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then, she has been speaking three languages every day. At WSU since 2003, Dr. Bonch teaches a variety of courses, including Spanish language, Hispanic literature, and linguistics. She created a number of new courses, including “Spanish as a World Language” and “Journey in Early Hispanic Literature” and developed "Spanish for Law Enforcement Personnel," which has become a regular offering.
Dr. Bonch has been fascinated with the past and enjoys studying medieval historical, philosophical, and legal thought. Her articles appeared in Viator, Romance Quarterly, and Mediterranean Studies. She has published a semi-paleographic edition of Setenario, the first Spanish legal code dating back to the 13th century, and is currently studying the contribution of Medieval Spanish chroniclers to the reconquest of Spain.
She is a co-author of the textbook, workbook and DVD titled Sitios: A Community-Inspired Approach to Spanish (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 2012) and is excited to begin offering a beginning Spanish service-learning course in collaboration with El Puente, an after-school program for Hispanic immigrant children. She has recently become nationally certified by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages as a Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester.