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  • Jessi Aaron (Ph.D., University of New Mexico)
    Associate Professor of Spanish; Sociolinguistics, language variation and change, language contact, grammaticalization.
    Email (jeaaron@ufl.edu)
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  • Luis Alvarez-Castro (Ph.D., Ohio State University, Universidad de Valladolid), Professor of Spanish; affiliate, Center for European Studies. 19th- and 20th-Century Spanish Literature and Culture. Graduate Coordinator.
    Email (lacastro@ufl.edu)
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  • Shifra Armon (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University), Associate Professor of Spanish, Fulbright Research Chair (U Alberta, Fall 2017).  Baroque-enlightenment continuities, Cervantes, Early Modern Spanish literatures and culture studies.
    Email (sarmon@ufl.edu)
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  • Efraín Barradas (Ph.D., Princeton University), Professor of Latin American Studies and Spanish. Spanish American literature, especially of the Hispanic Caribbean and its diaspora; cultural studies.
    Email (barradas@ufl.edu)
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  • M. Elizabeth Ginway (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University), Associate Professor of Portuguese. Brazilian literature and culture, Latin American science fiction and Fantasy.
    Email (eginway@ufl.edu)
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  • Emily Hind (Ph.D., University of Virginia), Associate Professor of Spanish. Mexican Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies; Children’s and Young Adult Mexican Literature; Gender and Age Studies; Mexican Petrofiction and Gobal Petroculture; Decolonial Approaches; Interdisciplinary Humanities
    Email (ehind@ufl.edu)
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  • Gillian Lord (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University), Professor of Spanish and Linguistics. Second language acquisition, L2 phonetics and phonology, technology in foreign language education. Chair of the Department.
    Email (glord@ufl.edu)
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  • Diego Pascual y Cabo (Ph.D., University of Florida), Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics. Bilingualism, heritage language teaching and learning. Director of Spanish Heritage Language program.
    Email (dpascual@ufl.edu)
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  • David A. Pharies (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley), Professor of Spanish and Linguistics. Romance historical linguistics. Associate Dean for Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
    Email (pharies@ufl.edu)
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  • Martín Sorbille (Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles), Associate Professor of Spanish; affiliate, Latin American Studies; affiliate, Center for European Studies. 19th Century and early 20th Century Latin American literature and culture. Spanish-American film studies. Psychoanalysis. Literary and critical theory.
    Email (sorbille@ufl.edu)
  • Imanol Suárez-Palma (Ph.D., University of Arizona), Assistant Professor of Spanish. Spanish morphosyntax, syntactic theory, Generative Grammar, Romance ‘se’, argument structure, dative arguments, language acquisition.
    Email (isuarezpalma@ufl.edu)
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  • Paola Uparela (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame), Assistant Professor of Spanish. Colonial and Transatlantic Latin American Cultural Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Studies; Visual culture and Biopolitics.
    Email (puparela@ufl.edu)
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  • Jorge Valdés Kroff (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University), Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics. Psycholinguistics, especially sentence processing in bilingual and second language speakers; Spanish-English code-switching; Spanish heritage speakers.
    Email (jvaldeskroff@ufl.edu)
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Emeriti

Lecturers

Buildings (Eneas, Flickr)
Buildings (Eneas, Flickr)
  • Lorena Albert Ferrando (M.A., Universidad de Zaragoza; M. A., U.I.M.P.–Instituto Cervantes; M.Phil., CUNY; Ph.D. Candidate, Universidad de Valladolid). Lecturer. Coordinator of SPN 1131.
    Email (lalbertferrando@ufl.edu)
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  • Kathryn Dwyer Navajas (M.A.,Johns Hopkins).  Senior Lecturer. Co-coordinator of Spanish 1130.
    Email (navajas@ufl.edu)
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  • Andréa Cabral Leal Ferreira (M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, University of Florida). Lecturer in Portuguese. Portuguese undergraduate coordinator.
    Email (deia@ufl.edu)
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  • Quinn McCoy Hansen (Ph.D., University of Florida). Lecturer in Portuguese. Portuguese Lower Division coordinator.
    Email (quinnh@ufl.edu)
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  • Víctor M. Jordán-Orozco (Ph.D., University of Florida).  Lecturer. Coordinator of Heritage Spanish courses.
    Email (vjordan@ufl.edu)
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  • Su Ar Lee (Ph.D., Ohio State University).  Senior Lecturer. Coordinator of SPN 2240.
    Email (sulee@ufl.edu)
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  • Crystal Marull (Ph.D., Rutgers University). Lecturer of online Spanish.
    Email (cmarull@ufl.edu)
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  • Ximena Moors (PhD, University of Florida). Senior Lecturer. Coordinator of Spanish 3300 and 3301
    Email (xmoors@ufl.edu)
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  • Gregory Moreland (Ph.D., University of Florida). Senior Lecturer. Spanish Undergraduate Advisor. Foreign Language Across the Curriculum coordinator.
    Email (moreland@ufl.edu)
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  • Jennifer Pretak (Ph.D., University of California at Riverside).  Lecturer. Administrative Coordinator of Lower Division Spanish.
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  • Antonio Sajid López (Ph.D., University of Florida). Lecturer.
    Experiential Learning and Certificate in Spanish for the Professions Coordinator.
    Email (antoniosajid@ufl.edu)
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  • Jennifer Wooten  (P.hD., University of Georgia). Senior Lecturer. Director of Language Teaching.
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Graduate Students

SPS Grad Students, Fall 2017
SPS Graduate Students, Fall 2017

 

More detailed information on the graduate students and their interests, as well as the Organización de Estudiantes Graduados de Español (OEGE) can be found on their page.

Ph.D. Students

  • Tania Abella Fernández (abellafernandezt@ufl.edu).
    Sociolinguistics, Spanish etymology, morphosyntax, lexicography, discourse analysis, second language acquisition, and teaching methods.
  • Laura M. Callahan (lauracallahan@ufl.edu).
    Paychoanalysis, memory and trauma; film studies; testimonial literature; law and literature.
  • Marina Cuartero Marco (mcuarteromarco@ufl.edu). Heritage Language Acquisition, language contact, language variation, endangered languages.
  • Leire Echevarría Canal (echevarria.leire@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition, bilingualism, phonetics and phonology, sociolinguistics.
  • Alberto Fernández-Diego (fernandezdiego@ufl.edu). SLA, phonetics and phonology, teaching methods and epistemological foundations of research in linguistics.
  • Paula Fernández-Hernández (pfernand@ufl.edu). Literature of Canary Islands and Caribbean (poetry, XXth-XXIst century).
  • Marc Gandarillas (m.gandarillascot@ufl.edu). Sociolinguistics, bilingualism, language contact, language policy, endangered languages, historical linguistics.
  • Greity Gonzalez Rivera (ggonzalezrivera@ufl.edu). XX Latin American literature, marxism, neoliberalism, cultural industries.
  • Paola Guerrero-Rodriguez (joanapaoguerrero@ufl.edu). Heritage languages and bilingualism, sociolinguistics, language policy, language pedagogy.
  •  Laura Guillen-Matus (lguillenmatus@ufl.edu). Spanish Second Language Acquisition, intercultural communicative competence, study abroad, education in multicultural societies, and instructional technology.
  • María Hernández González (hernandezg@ufl.edu). Indigenous identity in contemporary Latin American literature and visual arts.
  • Nick Judd (njudd@ufl.edu). Historical Linguistics, Dialectology, Second Language Acquisition.
  • Mariandreína Kostantinov (mkostantinov@ufl.edu). Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition, phonetics and phonology.
  • Lori Lye (lorin@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition, teaching methods, mobile-assisted language learning.
  • Hamideh Mohammadi (hmoh@ufl.edu). Psycholinguistics, sentence processing in bilinguals, second language speakers and Spanish heritage speakers. webpage
  • Marcela Murillo (marzum@ufl.edu). XX and XXI Latin American literature, gender studies, cultural studies.
  • Nancy Pinzón (npinzoace@ufl.edu). XX and XXI Latin American literature
  • Hernán Rosario (hernanrosario@ufl.edu). Languages in contact, bilingualism, phonetics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.
  • Mercedes Tejera (mercedestejera@ufl.edu). 20th and 21st century Transatlantic Literature: Iberian and Latin American science fiction; focusing on gender and politics: Mass media culture and neoliberalism.
  • Patricia Tavares  (pinfantino0908@ufl.edu). Latin American science fiction, horror and fantasy, 19th century Latin American literature.
  • Diana Velázquez López (dvelazlo@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition, L2 phonetics, technology in language teaching.
  • Melany Vergara Suárez (melanydcv@ufl.edu). Violence  in  the  Colombian  and Brazilian 21st century novel.
  • Allen Zegarra Acevedo (zegarraace.allen@ufl.edu)
  • Irene Zurita Moreno (izuritamoreno@ufl.edu). Psycholinguistics, language processing, bilingualism.

M.A. Students

  • Alejandro Acero Ayuda (aaceroayuda@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition, bilingualism, heritage speakers, sociolinguistics, technology and education, endangered languages and language revitalization.
  • Alexis Berles (alexis.berles@ufl.edu). Psycholinguistics, bilingualism, and Second Language Acquisition.
  • Nick Campbell (nicholascampbell@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition, language variation, sociolinguistics.
  • Anthony Cazares (anthonycazares@ufl.edu). Spanish literature.
  • Thomas “Buddy” Delegal (thomasdelegal@ufl.edu). bilingualism, code-switching, second-language acquisition.
  • Darian Hector (dhector@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition and teaching methods, sociolinguistics, and bilingualism.
  • Joshua “Clay” Hurdle (jchurdle@ufl.edu). Historical linguistics, language variation, sociolinguistics, languages in contact, and phonetics.
  • Ana Judd (ajudd1@ufl.edu). Technology and Second Language Acquisition.
  • Franklina Kabio-Danlebo (fkabiodanlebo@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition, bilingualism, and sociolinguistics.
  • Máyori Matos Camacho (matoscamacho@ufl.edu). Bilingualism, language contact, language variation, sociolinguistics.
  • Maria Victoria Muñoz (mariavi.munoz@ufl.edu). XX Century Latin American poetry, comparative literature, feminism.
  • Enara Sánchez Núñez (esancheznunez@ufl.edu). XX and XXI Hispanic literature.
  • Victor Santos (vsantosgarcia@ufl.edu). XIX Century Spanish and Caribbean literature.
  • Noah Verboon (nverboon@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition, Spanish heritage speakers, code switching, sociolinguistics.

Other instructors

Recent Graduates (last 5 years)

  • Phillip Allen, English Instructor, Spain
  • Osmer Balam, Gillespie Visiting Professor, College of Wooster
  • Yanina Becco, Southern Utah University
  • Ana María Díaz Collazos, Fort Lewis College
  • Valerie Jepson, Winthrop University
  • Dámaris Mayans-Ramon, Colby College
  • Matthew Michel, University of Florida, Santa Fe College
  • Francesc Morales, University of Florida
  • Falcon Restrepo-Ramos, MS student in Computational Linguistics, Indiana University
  • David Vázquez, Assistant Professor, Fort Lewis College
  • Mónica Wilinski Hodel, Bolles School, Jacksonville, FL