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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
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020

A One-Week Stay in Spain
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A Cruise of Spain and Portugal

9 days | Starting at: $4,695
Oct 16, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021

From Lisbon to Barcelona Aboard Le Jacques Cartier
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