Lisa Carroll-Davis, PhD

Lisa  Carroll-Davis


Office Address: UAC 119
Phone: (281) 649-3612
Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies


  • BA, Spanish and French, Houghton College
  • MRes, European Languages and Cultures (Spanish), University of Exeter
  • PhD, Modern Languages (Spanish Linguistics, Latin American Politics), University of Southampton

Courses Taught

  • Beginning Spanish I & II
  • Intermediate Spanish I & II
  • Latin America: From Kings to Presidents
  • Latin America: Revolutions and Reform

Teaching Focus

Dr. Carroll-Davis teaches beginning through intermediate Spanish classes, as well as courses in the Latin American Studies minor on Latin American history and Politics.


"Identifying the Enemy: Using a CDA and Corpus Approach to Analyse Sandinista Strategies of Naming", in Nils Langer, Steffan Davies & Wim Vandenbussche (eds.) Language and History – Linguistics and Historiography, Bern: Peter Lang. (2012).

Book Review, Identidades sociales e identidades lingüísticas, by José Jesús de Bustos & Silvia Iglesias (cords.), Madrid: Compultense (2009), in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 88.7. p. 839-40.

"How Hugo Chavez Became the New Christ: On the Worship of Dead Dictators", First Things, Web Exclusives. July 8, 2014.

Additional Information

Dr. Carroll-Davis's research focuses on Latin American politics, political discourse, nationalism, and the intersection of religion and politics in Latin America, particularly Nicaragua under the Sandinista regime, and Venezuela post-Chavez. She served as a researcher on multilingualism for the European Union. She was awarded the Society for Latin American Studies postgraduate travel grant to conduct interviews in Nicaragua in 2010.