Dr. Pedro G. Koo


World Languages and Cultures
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
World Languages and Cultures
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Spanish  University of Oklahoma
  • MA, Spanish  University of Oklahoma
  • MBA in Finance  University of Oklahoma


  • Spanish 460 Spanish American Literature: Latin-American Short Story
  • Spanish 460 Spanish American Literature: Survey in Latin-American Literature
  • Spanish 415 Business and Professional Spanish
  • Spanish 325 Civilization of Spain
  • Spanish 320 Spanish Cinema
  • Spanish 312 Spanish Composition
  • Spanish 205 Spanish Proficiency Skills
  • Spanish 202 Intermediate Spanish II
  • Spanish 201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • Spanish 102 Elementary Spanish II
  • Spanish 101 Elementary Spanish I

Research and professional interests

  • Cultural Studies and the Spanish American Novel
  • The novels of the PostBoom
  • Modern Peruvian Novel 1970 to the Present
  • Literary Criticism and its application to Latin American Literature
  • Film as Literature, Literature as Film:  Motion Pictures and Latin American Narrative
  • Film and Gender studies

Awards and honors

  • International Travel Support, Missouri State University. $500 to attend the XXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Montreal, Canada (September 8, 2007)
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, Missouri State University.  $5,000 to fund research trip to Austin, Texas.