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Phillip Thomason, Ph.D. 
Chair/Professor of Spanish, International Studies and Languages Division
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-4219
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Spanish literature/history
  • Spanish culture
  • Language pedagogy

Phil Thomason currently serves as chairperson of the International Studies and Languages Division and is professor of Hispanic Studies, emphasis Spain. Working intermittently with International Programs since 1988, Dr. Thomason has served as director of the Spanish Intensive Language Program in Madrid and resident director of the Hispanic pilot programs (Costa Rica, Argentina and Spain).

His major area of research is El Coliseo de la Cruz: Madrid's First Permanent Theater (1737-1859) for which he received a fellowship from the Ministry of Culture of Spain. His book on the subject was published in 2005 by Tamesis, London. Dr. Thomason's most recent publication is a bibliography of eighteenth century theatre. (Thomason, Phillip B. and Byrne, Ceri. The Eighteenth Century Theatre in Spain, A Bibliography of Criticism and Documentation, Glasgow: University Press, 2006, pp. 210). Current research includes the Poetry of Rita Geada and Teaching Culture and Civilization in overseas settings. (Recent round table participant in Seville, Spain (2009): Teaching Culture and Civilization Abroad: Madrid as Laboratory.

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