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Samuel Sotillo

Senior Lecturer/Production Editor

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures


My name is Samuel Felipe Sotillo and I was born and raised in Venezuela. I used to be an engineer and worked for many years as a Network Analyst and System Administrator before making the transition to teaching and the Humanities


Literary Blog: Borgerías.


Director of the Spain: Language and Culture in Valencia Summer Program

Former NCSU Faculty Senator

Co-founder, A Contracorriente Press


Research Publications

Recent Papers in Spanish Literature:

Technical papers published by e-zine

Articles published by ZopeMag:

  • Book Review: The Definitive Guide to Plone
  • Product Review: Bastion Ledger
  • Product Review: mxODBC
  • Product Review: Formulator
  • Product Review: ZStyleSheets
  • Transactions by example: (Part II of II)
  • Transactions by example: (Part I of II)

Articles published by IBM DeveloperWorks:

Recent Articles in Spanish


A Contracorriente Journal 15th Anniversary Talks (October 2018) – Co-organizer

A Contracorriente Press Book Presentation/Talk (September 2016) – Co-organizer

A Contracorriente Virtual Symposium (October 2013) – Co-organizer/Technical Coordinator

A Contracorriente Press Book Presentations/Talks (November 2012) – Co-organizer

Spring 2009 FLL Brownbag Series (April 2009)

José Antonio Ramos Sucre: la agonía como itinerario de vida (presenter)

2009 Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference (March 13-20, 2009)

A New Model: Moving From 25 to 220 Beginning Spanish Students (co-presenter with Prof. J. Scott Despain)

AATF/AATSP Spring Meeting 2009 (March 14, 2009)

The Morisco Case (co-presenter with Dr. Elvira Vilches, Katie Watson, Elizabeth Trujillo, and Susana García)



B.S. Information Security East Carolina University

M.A. Spanish Literature and Culture North Carolina State University Search Name, Keyword Office Hours By Appointment

Area(s) of Expertise

My interests are second language teaching, the use of IT in teaching and learning, Venezuelan Literature, Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Culture and Literature, and the intersection of literature, politics, and digital technologies.