José I. Badenes

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José I. Badenes, S.J., Ph.D., Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Professor of Spanish

José I. Badenes, S.J., Ph.D. serves as Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Professor of Spanish at Loyola Marymount University. Father Badenes has been a professor in LMU's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures since 1996. He earned his Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has Masters degrees in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in Divinity and Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara. He has served as simultaneous translator at various national and international gatherings.

Father Badenes' responsibilities in his role as Vice Provost for Academic Programs at LMU include oversight of five areas: 1) undergraduate education (including the University Core Curriculum, the University Honors Program, the Academic Resource Center, and Disability Support Services, 2) graduate education, 3) international programs and partnerships (including Study Abroad and the Office of National and International Fellowships, 4) research, access, and academic engagement (including the Office of Research and Creative Arts and programs serving first-generation students), and 5) undocumented student support services. He serves on relevant committees, working groups, and task forces in different capacities. Vice Provost Badenes reports to Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas Poon.

Vice Provost Badenes' area of research and scholarship is 19th-21st century peninsular Spanish literature, particularly the work of early 20th-century author Federico García Lorca. He has widely presented and published in his areas of research and expertise, including a monograph, Performing the Dandy: Manuel Machado and the Anxiety of Masculinity.