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Between two worlds Ticas file: At Linfield since 2001 B.A. California State University, Northridge Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley Co-translator of Eunice Odio’s The Fire’s Journey: Part I with Keith Ekiss, and Mauricio Espinoza; Tavern Books, 2013 Watch video: youtube.com/linfieldcollege/videos 1 6 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Fall 2014 Warning: pens may fly in Sonia Ticas’ classroom. A passionate and animated teacher who talks with her hands, Ticas occasionally loses grasp of a pen; but rarely the attention of her students. Ticas, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies coordinator, is known for her energy, accessibility and high academic expectations. “She’s very expressive with her hands and words,” said Alan Venegas ’15, an athletic training major who calls Ticas a mentor. “She has shown me that a college language course can be just as hard as any science course I’ve taken. She is patient, and she encourages us to take our time, find the word and complete the sentence in Spanish as best we can.” In addition to teaching and mentoring Linfield students, Ticas is pursuing groundbreaking research in El Salvador and translating Central American poetry. Ticas’ research on the history of feminism and women’s suffrage in El Salvador is cutting edge – and close to her heart. Born Summer 2015


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