Greta Trautmann, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish.

Contact Information

  • 251-6195
  • 233 Whitesides Hall

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Note: Or by appointment.

Greta Trautmann began teaching at UNC Asheville in 1999 and served as Chair of the department for several years beginning in 2004. Prior experiences include living for several years in Madrid and Granada, Spain. Within and beyond her university assignments, she has always been active in theater, and community engagement through performance.

She is a founding member and artistic director of TELASH which is committed to university and community cultural exchange through producing Spanish language theater. She has developed study abroad opportunities in Granada, Spain, and contributed to UNC-system exchanges in Montevideo, Uruguay and Santander, Spain.


  • Ph.D., Romance Languages
    University of Georgia
  • M.A., Spanish
    University of Georgia
  • B.A., Spanish
    University of Washington

Courses Taught

  • Spanish 110/120 Introduction to Spanish
  • Spanish 173: High Beginner Spanish
  • Spanish 210/220: Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish 310/320: Composition, Grammar review and Intro to Literature
  • Spanish 330: Early Spanish literary and cultural production
  • Spanish 482: Contemporary Spanish Literary and Cultural production
  • Spanish 410 (Spanish or Latin American Film)
  • Special courses in Spanish (373,473,495) on different topics in Film, Theater, Essay with special attention to theory)
  • Spanish 478 (senior seminar)
  • Honors 373 (Spanish Film)
  • Arts and Ideas 310 (Arts in the Caribbean)

Professional Interests

  • Production of Spanish Language Theater in North America
  • Modern and Contemporary Peninsular Theater and Society
  • Performance Studies
  • Spanish and Latin American Film