Michelle Warren

Associate Professor of Spanish

Office: THMH Thomas 215   |    Phone: (308) 865-8439   |    Email: warrenm2@unk.edu

Michelle Warren


Michelle Warren grew up in Kearney, Nebraska and graduated with a degree in Spanish and French from UNK. She completed her graduate studies in Spanish and Latin American theatre and performance from the University of Kansas. Before returning to Kearney in 2013, she lived, taught, and studied in Argentina, Omaha, Los Angeles, and various areas of Spain.

Professor Warren enjoys teaching all levels of Spanish; particularly Spanish 205 where she gets to work with students entering into the major and minor. At the advanced level, she has taught theatre, film, and narrative from Spain, Latin America, and the US.

Outside of the classroom, Professor Warren leads a summer immersion program at the Universidad de la Coruña on Spain's beautiful northwest coast. She also organizes UNK@TheWorld, an international film series that takes place in downtown Kearney's historic World Theatre.

Professor Warren's research interests include themes of culture, nationality, and ethnicity; and how theatre, performance, and comedy contribute to both the affirmation and the questioning of them.

She leads a team of 15+ faculty, students, and community members from across the state in "Coming to the Plains," an ongoing research project collecting the stories of Latinx people who have made Central Nebraska their home.