Meet our Grad Students
- Welcome to new student, Thiago Santana, MA, whose research interests include Latin American literatures and cultures, early modern studies, neoclassicism, aesthetics, literary theory, and political philosophy
- Magaly Ortiz, MA, awarded a University Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF). The DDF gives the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.
- Jacob Dixon awarded a Fulbright, and is conducting research in Maputo, Mozambique.
- Sara Gardner awarded a FLAS to study Arabic AY 21-22
- Huge congrats to our new doctorates: Lauren Truman, Natalia Defiel, Carolina Añon Suárez, Tim Frye, Robert Hultgren!
My research interests include: Transatlantic Studies, Contemporary Iberian and Latin American Cinema and Visual Arts, Memory Studies and the depiction of Mass Violence, and relations between Politics and Animistic Thought.
My research interest focuses on letters and women letter-writing and their relationship with the expression of emotions in 19th Century Colombia.
My research interests include the formation of national identities in the Caribbean with a focus on Literature, Art, Architecture and Philosophy.
My research focuses on contemporary narratives of substance use disorder in Spain.
Second language speech, perception-production link, phonological acquisition
My research interests include Second Language Acquisition, Strategic Competence, Scenarios and Communicative strategies to help students to communicate in an effective way, using what they know without feeling limitation using Spanish.
Interests include contemporary politics and identities of Spain, as well as the Iberian Peninsula at large. I approach these cultural dynamics through literature and other artistic manifestations
I am interested in Lusophone music - especially how it intersects with gender and capitalism
My current work explores the representation of oil in Mexican literature. Other interests include: power and Literature; capitalism; globalization and violence in Latin America.
My research interests include context of learning, dialect acquisition, and the effects of study abroad on L2 abilities. Additionally, I am interested in studying language use in social media and instructional materials.
Spanish SLA; second language writing; heritage language development; sociolinguistics; Spanish in the U.S.; language ideologies and identity; discourse analysis; multicultural education; and Spanish Heritage Language Education.
My research interests center around the culinary heritage and cultural identity of Sephardic Jews in Medieval Iberia.
Yoko is a PhD student specializing in Hispanic Linguistics. Their research interests include sociolinguistics, language contact, language and identity, especially in the context of Asian diaspora communities in Spanish speaking countries.
My research interests include film studies, vocal and acoustic expressions in audiovisual media, Latin American cinema, gender, trauma, and memory studies.
My research interests include 13th century clerical poetry and adventure tales. My dissertation focuses on piracy and human trafficking in medieval Iberian literature.
I am interested in Second Language Acquisition - specifically on teaching Spanish to speakers of Korean. My research also includes the use of irony as a teaching tool.
My research interests include second language acquisition, bilingual and immersion education, Spanish for heritage speakers, and sociolinguistics.
My research interests include Spanish as a Heritage Language, sociolinguistics, language ideology and identity, content-based language instruction, Spanish SLA, language immersion education, and second language teaching.
Medieval and Early Modern Iberian literatures, cultures, and gender studies. Mediterranean Studies. Captivity. The veil: dress and symbolism.
My research interests include historical sociolinguistics, language contact, Balearic Catalan, language and cognition, and discourse analysis.
My research interest focuses on the representation of patterns of violence and human rights violations in contemporary Mexican and Latin American literature.
My primary research interests include Latin American literatures and cultures, early modern studies, neoclassicism, aesthetics, literary theory, and political philosophy.
Feminist and gender studies, critical race, and Latin American cinema and literature. Also, Asian-Latin American identities and transnational identities, and their particular cultural perspective and expression.
I am interested in 20th and 21st century Central American literature and testimony as well as social and revolutionary movements in Central America, family narratives, and colonialism and decoloniality.