Instructor of Spanish


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor of Spanish
  • Concentration:

    • Spanish Golden Age lexicology and gastronomic culture.
  • Department:

    • Languages, Literatures and Culture
  • Education:

    • Middlebury College, Doctor of Modern Languages, Master of Arts in Spanish
    • Georgia Southern University, BA in Spanish and Anthropology


The first known “gastro-linguist”, Samuel Moody is an Instructor of Spanish at CSU.

He hails from Macon, Georgia and obtained a BA in Anthropology and Spanish from Georgia Southern University and an MA and Doctor of Modern Languages in Spanish and Italian from Middlebury College.

His area of research is the metaphoric meanings of food terminology, and is particularly interested in the humoristic ways in which such terms are uses as euphemisms and nicknames, as well as in nonsensical “nina-nanas” (lullabies, nursery rhymes).

Among the most formative experiences in his life are the various Caminos de Santiago and the Via Francigena that he has hiked.

In addition to food Anthropology, food mythology and figurative uses of food terminology, Dr. Moody also enjoys food consumption.