Amy Frazier-Yoder

Professor of Spanish
Chair, World Languages & Cultures

Phone: (814)641- 3660
Office: World Languages Center 204
Office Hours: [Hours]


Amy Frazier-Yoder is professor of Spanish and Hispanic cultures at Juniata College. Her teaching and research focus on gender fictions, self-conscious narratives, the intersection of poetry and popular culture, and science fiction of Latin America. Frazier-Yoder has published on authors including Olga Orozco, María Luisa Bombal, Jorge Luis Borges, Gioconda Belli, Julio Cortázar, and Paloma Pedrero. Her 2023 book Creators and Created Beings in Twentieth-Century Latin American Fiction explores literary creations who become creators themselves, examining Latin American fiction's increasingly skeptical gaze regarding gender and sexuality, technology, religion, and the nature of fiction and reality. Her interest in collaborative, interdisciplinary work has led her to co-create a study abroad program on astronomy and culture in Chile, a course on the push-pull factors of migration, and a local engagement program to introduce Spanish to young children in rural Pennsylvania. She is co-administrator of Juniata College's short-term program to Orizaba, Mexico, and believes in the transformative power of study abroad. Her own study abroad journey began at age 17 with a year-long Rotary exchange to Argentina. Frazier-Yoder is an avid conservationist. She is the advisor to the Habitat Restoration club and organizes native tree plantings and tree give-aways along with community partners. Along with her husband, Eric, and children, Adelyn and Sam, she lives on a farmette that is home to Rothrock Hives Apiary. She holds a doctorate in Spanish from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in journalism and Spanish from Washington & Lee University.