Megan O'Neil

Assistant Professor   Megan O'Neil
Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy  

Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.A., University of Kentucky
M.S., SUNY-Buffalo
M.H.S., Auburn University
B.A., Auburn University

147 Humanities


Dr. Megan O'Neil is an Assistant Professor at TSU. Her graduate work focused on popular cultural myths in the Caribbean and Andean regions whose postcolonial implications underscore foundational ideologies related to women and indigenous peoples. Her continued research into this area has led to an interest in early 20th-Century female authors and their contributions to the indigenista movement in Latin America, as well as the linguistic archive contained within these texts.


Andean and Caribbean Culture and Literature
Latin American Mythology
Spanish and Latin-American Film
Historical and Sociolinguistics

Selected Academic and/or Popular Press Publications

“A stranger in my own home: Prolonged travel and the (re)negotiation of Otavalo identity in Carlos Arcos Cabrera’s Memorias de Andrés Chiliquinga (Memories of Andrés Chiliquinga) (2013).” Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture, vol. 11, no. 1, 2020, 55-70.

Selected Conference Presentations

“Politicizing the Taíno Past: Anacaona, Hatuey, and the Question of Historical Re-articulation.” KFLC: The Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference. April 2018.

“Test how you teach: A communicative approach to assessments.” Kentucky World Language Association Annual Conference. September 2016.

“A Stranger in My Own Home: Exploring Identity Abroad in Carlos Arcos Cabrera’s Memorias de Andrés Chiliquinga (2013).” Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities. October 2015.

“Increasing Student Engagement through Visual Media in the World Language Classroom.” Kentucky World Language Association Annual Conference. September 2015.

Classes Taught at TSU

SPAN 3210: Latin American Cultural Studies
SPAN 3102: Spanish for Health Professionals
SPAN 3100: Business Spanish
SPAN 3050: Advanced Spanish Language
SPAN 2020: Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2010: Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 1020: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 1010: Elementary Spanish I

Selected University Committees

LLP Recruitment & Retention Committee Chair
LLP Curriculum Committee
LLP Advisement Committee
Library Committee 
External Audit Committee (2017-2018)