¿Quiénes somos?: Miembros de la OEGE
Philip Allen is a Ph.D. candidate of Spanish Literatures and Cultures. He holds a B.A. in Spanish (Western Kentucky University) and an M.A. in Spanish Literatures and Cultures (University of South Florida). His current research interests include Spanish Golden Age theater and its contemporary manifestations in popular Spanish culture, film and adaptation studies, reception theory, and historiography.
Laura is a first-year PhD student of Spanish in the literature track. She holds a BA in Spanish and International Studies from Baldwin Wallace University, a JD from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University, and an MA in Spanish from Cleveland State University. Her current research interests include XX and XXI century Caribbean literature and pop culture, including popular music and film, and law and literature.
Antonio Cardentey Levin
Anthony is a first year MA Spanish Literature student. He is interested in studying the literature present in Visigothic Spain and that was produced in the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages after the Visigoths lost their sovereignty. Along with this endeavor, he wants to investigate the various cultural and religious characteristics that gave rise or helped to shape those medieval kingdoms.
Thomas “Buddy” Delegal
Thomas “Buddy” Delegal is a first-year Master’s student of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Florida. He holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and International Studies from the University of North Florida. His research interests include bilingualism, code-switching, and the process of second-language acquisition among Spanish-speakers who learn English as a second language, and vice versa.
Alberto Fernández-Diego is a first year PhD student of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), an M.A. in Contemporary Philosophy (UNED), a PhD in Contemporary Philosophy (Universidad de Oviedo) and an M.A. in Spanish (Western Michigan University). His current research interests include Second Language Acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology, and Psycholinguistics.
Paula is a 2nd year PhD student of Spanish Literatures and Cultures. She holds a B.A. in Hispanic Philology from Universidad de La Laguna (Spain, Canary Islands) and a M.A. in Spanish Literatures, Arts and Civilization from the Université des Antilles (Martinique). Her research interest include Literature from Canary Islands and 20th and 21st Century Poetry from women writers in Caribbean.
Greity González Rivera
Greity Gonzalez Rivera is a first-year Ph.D student of Spanish in the literature track. She holds a B.A. in Art History from the Universidad de La Habana, and a M.A in Spanish from Florida International University. Her current research interests include the field of cultural industries, gender studies and the literature of the Crack generation.
Laura is a PhD student in Hispanic Linguistics. She received her BA in Language Teaching from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico) and MA in Spanish from Wichita State University. Her research interests include second language acquisition of Spanish, intercultural communicative competence, study abroad, education in multicultural societies, and instructional technology.
María is a first-year PhD student of Spanish in the literature track. She holds a BA in Language Teaching from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico) and MA in Spanish from University of Arkansas. Her current research interests include contemporary Latin American literature and visual arts.
Nick Judd is a first year Ph.D. Student of Hispanic Linguistics. He holds a B.A. in Spanish from Pittsburg State University and an M.A. in Linguistics from Illinois State University. His current research interests include Historical Linguistics, Phraseology, and Etymology.
Mariandreína Kostantinov is a first year doctoral student of Spanish Linguistics. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Florida and a M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of South Florida. Her research interests includes bilingualism, multilingualism, phonetics, phonology, and second language acquisition.
Julia Lindberg is a first year Master’s student in the Center for Latin American Studies. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Central Florida, as well as a Certificate in Translation and Interpretation. Her current research focuses on sustainable development and humanitarian efforts in Chile. She also does occasional research on 20th Century and Contemporary Chilean literature.
Lori is a second-year doctoral student of Hispanic Linguistics. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees from UF in Spanish, Chinese, and Mathematics, as well as her M.A. in Bilingual Education. Her current research interests include second language acquisition and applied linguistics.
Dámaris is a PhD candidate in Hispanic Linguistics. She holds a B.A. in English Philology from the University of Alicante (Spain) and an M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics and a certificate in Translation Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her primary research interests are psycholinguistic aspects of bilingual and multilingual acquisition with a focus on retrieval processing and sentence processing.
Francisco Morales Ríos
Francesc Morales is a PhD student of Romance Languages/Spanish. He holds a degree in History from the Universitat de Girona, a master in Digital Humanities from that same university, and a master in Contemporary History from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His current research interests include nationalism, horror films, and the connection between archeology and cultural studies.
Yeraldini Uscanga Ortiz
Yeraldini is a Master’s student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese studies at the University of Florida. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and a Master’s of Arts in Teaching Foreign Language degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Her current interests include 20th Century and Contemporary Caribbean and Brazilian literature (particularly short stories and novels). She hopes to complete a PhD at UF.
Nancy Pinzón is a 4th-year PhD student of Latin American Literature and Culture. She holds a B.A. in Civil Engineering from Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería, in Bogotá, a M.S. in Information Systems from Pace University in New York, and a M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures from the University of Montana in Missoula. Her current research interests include literature and film in Argentina, Colombia, and Italy, specifically the works related to the 70’s and 80’s dictatorships and terrorism studied from the connection between humor and pain.
Falcon Restrepo is a 4th-year student in Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida. His research dissertation focuses on the contact of Spanish with Islander Creole, an English-based creole spoken in the Caribbean Archipelago of San Andres, Colombia, and the particular social, cultural and linguistic situation of the native population in their own territory. His research interests include language variation, linguistic landscape, L2 sociolinguistics, and any other situation in which Spanish coexist with other languages, particularly with Creole Englishes and other minority languages.
Joel is a second year Master’s student studying Spanish Literature. His undergraduate years were spent in the Rocky Mountains at BYU studying Linguistics. His current interests include contemporary Latin American literature, science fiction, and fantastical literature.
Hernán is a first year PhD of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida. He holds a B.A. in High School Spanish Education from University of Puerto Rico and a M.A. in Linguistics from University of Puerto Rico. His research interests include: bilingualism, languages in contact, phonology, code switching and sociolinguistics.
Mercedes is a PhD candidate in Transatlantic Literature. She holds a B.A. in Spanish Literature with a co-major on Latin American and Latino Studies, and an M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures both from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Her research interests are 20th and 21th Century Science Fiction novels from Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Spain (Focusing on gender and politics: Mass Media Culture and Neoliberalism).
Diana is a second-year master’s student of Hispanic Linguistics. She holds a B.A. in English Studies from the University of Cádiz (Spain). Her current research interests include L2 phonetics, contrastive phonetics, second language acquisition and teaching methods.
Melany D.C. Vergara
Melany is a second-year Ph.D student of Spanish in the literature track. She holds a B.A. in foreign languages from the Universidad del Atlántico (Colombia) and a M.A in Spanish from the University of Arkansas. Her studies are focused on the Latin American literature of the XX and XXI centuries and her research interests include the study of a social economy of the body in the Colombian, Brazilian and Argentinian narrative.