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Professor Joaquin Florido Berrocal

Department: Foreign Languages & Literature

Country of Origin: Spain

Language(s) Spoken Other Than English: Spanish (native), German

Areas of Research Interest: Contemporary literature, politics, film

How Long Have You Been in the U.S.? Since 2000.

How Long Have You Been at SIUE? Since 2009

What Do You Like Most About SIUE? Collegiality among faculty and the opportunity to connect more with students one on one

What Do You Find To Be the Biggest Difference Between the U.S. and Your Home Country? Social and urban life. In America it seems like you go to the city, whereas in Spain you belong to the city. In Spain, if something is going on in the city everyone is there and you are a part of it.

Interesting Facts: I love to travel and have visited 4 continents with plans to someday make it to all of them