A native of Argentina, Professor Boero now considers Nashville to be his second home.
As a Belmont University undergraduate, Professor Boero double majored in History and French. He then attended graduate school at the University of Kansas, where he studied Spanish-American Literature and Second Language Acquisition. At KU, he earned a Master’s degree in Spanish Literature (College of Liberal Arts) and a second Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction (School of Education). At the University of Kansas, Professor Boero also completed his doctoral studies in Spanish-American Literature, with an emphasis in contemporary Argentine fiction.
To date, Professor Boero continues to study both Argentine cultural production and second language acquisition. On the narrative front, his attention has focused on how the construction of national identity is worked out in contemporary film. In the area of foreign language pedagogy, Professor Boero studies and develops instructional models designed to increase the linguistic and socio-cultural proficiency of students of Spanish. Most recently, his research has focused on the impact of study abroad on the development of its participants’ pragmatic proficiency.