Francie Cate-Arries completed her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and joined the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the College of William & Mary in 1986. She is a professor of contemporary Spanish cultural and literary studies, and teaches courses at all levels of the curriculum, including The Cultural Imagination in the Spanish-Speaking World; Cultures of In(Ex)clusion; The Spanish Civil War; Phantasms of Francoism: History, Literature, Memory; Imagine Another World: Spanish Art & Society (1898-1936); "Madrid: Urban Landscapes in Transition;" and Cultures of Translation. (In one translation course, students created subtitles for a 2016 documentary, Tres días en julio, chronicling the first three days of the Spanish Civil War in Cádiz, Spain) http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2016/cate-arries-class-helps-the-world-understand-spanish-civil-war.php
Prof. Cate-Arries regularly serves as a faculty adviser for W&M's Semester in Sevilla program (est. 2006), whose curriculum includes innovative service-learning opportunities and internships. She also frequently directs the W&M Summer in Cádiz, Spain program (est. 2003). In Cádiz, she supervises undergraduate research projects about contemporary topics in today´s Spain related to, for example, women´s issues, sustainability, immigration, public health, historical memory, music, commemorative cultures, and youth cultures.
She currently holds the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship of Modern Languages & Literatures. She is a 2007 recipient of the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia´s Outstanding Faculty Award. She serves as Director for the Hispanic Studies program, and is series editor for the book series, Faro de la Memoria, published by the University of Cádiz, Spain.
For a 2018 interview published in Cádiz, Spain, click here, https://www.lavozdelsur.es/lo-poco-que-se-sabia-en-estados-unidos-era-que-en-espana-habia-un-dictador/