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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. Biopolitics.
    Email (puparelareyes@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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Lecturers

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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.

 

  • Tania Abella Fernández (abellafernandezt@ufl.edu): second language acquisition, bilingualism, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, teaching methods
  • Philip Allen (philipallen@ufl.edu): Peninsular Spanish literature, film and adaptation studies, cultural studies, early modern history and literature, textual editing.
  • Laura M. Callahan (lauracallahan@ufl.edu)
  • Nick Campbell (nicholascampbell@ufl.edu): second language acquisition, language variation, sociolinguistics
  • Antonio CardenteyLevin (antoniocl@ufl.edu)
  • Anthony Cazares (anthonycazares@ufl.edu): MA student, Spanish literature
  • Thomas “Buddy” Delegal (thomasdelegal@ufl.edu): bilingualism, code-switching, second-language acquisition
  • Leire Echevarría Canal (echevarria.leire@ufl.edu): second language acquisition, bilingualism, phonetics and phonology, sociolinguistics
  • Luis Alberto Escudero (esfera@ufl.edu): Spanish literature (mainly novel) and its connections with other literatures
  • 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 (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)
  •  Laura Guillen-Matus (lguillenmatus@ufl.edu):second language acquisition of Spanish, 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
  • Joshua “Clay” Hurdle (jchurdle@ufl.edu)
  • 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
  • Máyori Matos Camacho (matoscamacho@ufl.edu): bilingualism, language contact, language variation, sociolinguistics
  • Hamideh Mohammadi (hmoh@ufl.edu): Psycholinguistics, sentence processing in bilinguals, second language speakers and Spanish heritage speakers.
  • 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
  • Falcon Restrepo-Ramos (frestrepo@ufl.edu): Language variation, language contact, sociophonetics, linguistic landscape, language policies, Spanish SLA and instruction. 
  • Hernán Rosario (hernanrosario@ufl.edu): languages in contact, bilingualism, phonetics, sociolinguistics
  • Victor Santos García (vsantosgarcia@ufl.edu)
  • 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
  • Melany Vergara Suárez (melanydcv@ufl.edu): Violence  in  the  Colombian  and Brazilian 21st century novel
  • Enara Sánchez Núñez (esancheznunez@ufl.edu): Spanish GTA and MA student, XX and XXI Hispanic literature
  • Allen Zegarra Acevedo (zegarraace.allen@ufl.edu)
  • Irene Zurita Moreno (izuritamoreno@ufl.edu)

Other instructors

Recent Graduates (last 5 years)

  • Phillip Allen, English Instructor, Spain
  • Yanina Becco, Southern Utah University
  • Ana María Díaz Collazos, Fort Lewis College
  • Valerie Jepson, Winthrop University
  • Matthew Michel, University of Florida, Santa Fe College
  • Francesc Morales, University of Florida
  • David Vázquez, Assistant Professor, Fort Lewis College
  • Mónica Wilinski Hodel, Bolles School, Jacksonville, FL