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Ana Maria Afzali

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Ana Afzali is a medievalist who specializes in the history and literature of both Spain and Portugal. She is a tenured Professor at Citrus College in Southern California teaching Spanish culture, literature and language courses.

Ana is a scholar of the Iberian Renaissance and she has published extensively on the political and cultural history and literature of Spain and Portugal. She is also the author of the book “Modern Spain” (2009).  Ana has earned both her Masters and Doctorate in Spanish literature and languages from University of California, Los Angeles where she taught for four years.

A native of Madrid, she has traveled and lectured extensively through Spain and Portugal and she is the recipient of numerous academic awards.

Upcoming Tours


9 days | Starting at: $4,190
Apr 20, 2021 - Apr 28, 2021

A One-Week Stay in the Heart of Spain
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Across Northern Spain and Portugal

17 days | Starting at: $6,374
Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

Featuring Historic Paradores and Pousadas
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