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About Teresa Boucher

Dr. Teresa Boucher began teaching Spanish at Boise State University in 1994. She served as chair of the Department of World Languages from 2001-2013, doubling the number of full-time faculty and increasing the number of languages offered from four to ten: American Sign Language, Arabic, Basque, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. Other accomplishments include creating the minors in American Sign Language, Arabic Studies, Basque Studies, Chinese Studies, and Latin, establishing a scholarship fund for each language, leading the department in proposing fifty courses for inclusion in the new Foundational Studies Program, expanding concurrent enrollment offerings at area high schools, and supporting the development of online offerings in ASL, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.

In addition to her publications on the Spanish author Miguel Delibes and on Teresa de Avila, Dr. Boucher has been invited to review publications for the Bulletin of Spanish Studies. She serves on the Editorial Board of L'Érudit franco-espagnol and has reviewed manuscripts for Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs. She has also served as an editorial consultant for Wiley & Sons Publishers. Dr. Boucher earned her B.A. magna cum laude with high honors in Spanish from Dartmouth College. She holds two master's degrees from Middlebury College - one in Spanish and one in French - and has studied abroad on four occasions, in Spain and in France. Her academic career then led her to Princeton University where she earned an M.A. and the Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures.


1994 - Present Professor, Boise State University Department of World Languages
Present Interim Head, Boise State University Department of Communications
2001 - 2013 Department Chair, Boise State University Department of World Languages

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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 - Award for Distinguished Service, College of Arts and Sciences, Boise State University
  • 2009 - Provost’s Excellence in Advising Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Boise State University
  • 2005-2007 - U.S. Department of Education Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program Grant ($158,589 to Develop a Basque Studies Minor, Co-PI
  • 2003 - Women Making History Award, Women's Center, Boise State University


  • SPANISH 376: Spanish Peninsular Civilization and Culture
  • SPANISH 405-406: Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature I and II
  • SPANISH 435: Twentieth-Century Spanish Peninsular Literature: The Post Civil War Novel: From Novel to Film
  • SPANISH 440 Topics in Spanish Peninsular Literature: Lorca's Plays
  • SPANISH 465: Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Peninsular Literature: Golden Age Drama
  • SPANISH 477: Women’s Literature of the Spanish-Speaking World: Women Writing in Postwar Spain
  • SPANISH 490: Topics in Hispanic Cinema: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Spain
  • SPANISH 497: Special Topics: The Cinema of Spain: Buñuel, Saura, Almodóvar
  • SPANISH 498: Senior Seminar: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar
  • SPANISH 498: Senior Seminar: Writing and Repression in Post Civil War Spain
  • SPANISH 498: Senior Seminar: Metamorphosis: Stories of Change and Transformation in Hispanic Literature
  • SPANISH 498: Senior Seminar: The Novels of Miguel Delibes
  • SPANISH 498: Senior Seminar: Don Quijote de la Mancha

Books (2)

Articles (5)

Book Reviews (3)