Dwight TenHuisen joined the faculty in the Calvin College Spanish department in 1996 and completed his PhD in Comparative Literature in 2005. He teaches all levels of language, civilization and literature in the Spanish Department, as well as an occasional German language class. His research interests include alterity, identity and religious discourse in early modern colonial literature in Spanish, German, and Portuguese, and early modern European travel accounts in the New World, as well as their reception, e.g. translations and re-publications, in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Europe. He is currently working on a project on colonial convent chronicles, with particular interest in the evangelization strategies and global communication networks of the early modern Augustinians.