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Mariandreína Kostantinov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mariandreína Kostantinov is a third-year doctoral student of Hispanic Linguistics. She holds a B.A. in Spanish Literature and a M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of South Florida. Her research interests include bilingualism, multilingualism, phonetics and phonology, and second language acquisition.

Enara Sánchez Núñez

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enara Sanchez is a second-year M.A. student from Bilbao, Spain. She studies a M.A in Spanish Literature and Culture at the University of Florida, and she holds a B.A. in Modern Languages from the University of Deusto, Spain. Her current research interests include L2 teaching, the use of new technologies in education, pedagogy, and contemporary literature.

Greity Gonzalez Rivera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greity Gonzalez Rivera is a third-year Ph.D student in the literature track. She holds a B.A. in Art History from the Universidad de La Habana, and a M.A in Hispanic-American Literature from Florida International University. Her current research interests include the field of neoliberalism, marxism, editorial industries and 20th Century Latin American literature from Post-Boom to the present.

Alberto Fernández-Diego 

Alberto Fernández-Diego is a third 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 and Phonology.

 Nick Judd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick is a third year PhD student of Hispanic Linguistics. He has a B.A. in Spanish from Pittsburg State University and a M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from Illinois State University. His research interests include Phonetics and Phonology, Second Language Acquisition and Etymology. 

Tania Abella Fernandez

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tania Abella Fernandez is a second-year PhD student in Hispanic Linguistics. She holds a B.A. in Hispanic Philology (mention in Classical Languages and Literature) from University of Havana, and a M.A in Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language from University of Cantabria. Her current research interests include sociolinguistics, the history of Spanish (etymology), morphosyntax, lexicography, discourse analysis, and second language acquisition.

Thomas “Buddy” Delegal

Thomas “Buddy” Delegal is a third-year MA student in Hispanic Linguistics. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and International Studies from the University of North Florida. His current research interests include bilingualism, code-switching, the history of Spanish, second language acquisition, and phonetics and phonology.

Marc Gandarillas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc Gandarillas is a second-year Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida. He earned his B.A. in Classics and his B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Barcelona. He also holds a M.A. in Cultures and Languages of Antiquity (University of Barcelona), which he concluded with a thesis on the Sardinian language. His current research interests include sociolinguistics, bilingualism, language contact, code-switching, dialectology, language policy, endangered languages, and historical linguistics.

Paula Fernández Hernández

 

 

 

 

Is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate of Spanish Literatures and Cultures. She holds a B.A. in Hispanic Philology from Universidad de La Laguna (Canary Islands, Spain) and a M.A. in Spanish Literatures, Arts and Civilization from the Université des Antilles (Martinique). Her research interests include Literature from Canary Islands and 21st Century Poetry from women writers in Caribbean, Feminism and Ecocriticism.

Paola Guerrero-Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paola Guerrero-Rodriguez is a third-year doctoral student in Hispanic Linguistics. She earned her BA in Languages from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México and her Master’s Degree in Hispanics Linguistics from Texas Tech University. Her research interests include Dialectology, Bilingualism, Cultural and Identity Studies, Sociolinguistics and Heritage Languages.

Alejandro Acero Ayuda 

 

 

 

 

 

Alejandro Acero Ayuda is a first-year M.A. student of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy, M.A. in Advanced Studies in Philosophy and M.A. in Education from the University of Zaragoza. His current research interests include Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Heritage Speakers, Sociolinguistics, Technology and Education, Endangered Languages and Language Revitalization.

Hernán Rosario

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hernán is a third year PhD student of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Florida. He completed his B.A. in Spanish High School Education in the University of Puerto Rico and his M.A. in Linguistics from the same university. His research interests include: Bilingualism, Languages in Contact, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics and Psycholinguistics.

 

María Hernández

 

 

 

 

 

 

María is a third-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.

Laura M. Callahan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura is a third-year PhD student of Spanish in the literature track. She holds a dual BA in Spanish and International Studies from Baldwin Wallace University, a JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University, and an MA in Spanish from Cleveland State University. Her current research interests focus on psychoanalysis, memory, postmemory and trauma as related to the formation of personal identity and human rights. Her secondary research interests include popular cinema, literature and music from the Caribbean and Southern Cone, and the intersection between law and literature. 

Nicholas Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas Campbell is a second-year M.A. student of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Florida and holds a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His current research interests include sociolinguistics and second-language acquisition.

Máyori Matos Camacho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Máyori Matos Camacho is a second-year M.A. student of Hispanic Linguistics. She holds a dual B.A. in Modern Languages and Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Puerto Rico. Her research interests include bilingualism, Spanish heritage speakers, Spanish as a second language and acquisition of sociolinguistic variables.

Darian Hector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darian Hector is a first-year M.A. student in Hispanic Linguistics. He earned a dual Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Interdisciplinary Studies (with an emphasis of study in African-American Studies, Education, and Economics) from Valdosta State University. Darian also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from VSU. His current research interests include second language acquisition and teaching methods, sociolinguistics, and bilingualism. 

Josephine Araba Duncan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josephine Araba Duncan is a first-year M.A. student of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics from the University of Ghana. Her current research interests include Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Technology and Education, Phonetics and Psycholinguistics.

Hamideh Mohammadi

Hamideh is a fifth year PhD candidate of Hispanic Linguistics, researching Psycholinguistics and bilingualism, particularly sentence processing of heritage language and L2 learners. She holds a B.A. in Accounting from the Kar Higher Education Institute in Iran, a B.A in Spanish language from Azad Institute of Tehran, and a M.A. in Spanish linguistics from the University of Georgia.

Leire Echevarría

Leire is a second  year PhD student of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Florida. She holds a B.A. in Modern Languages from Universidad de Deusto in Spain and a M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include Bilingualism, Sociolinguistics and Heritage Languages. 

Rachel Leidemann

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel is a first year M.A. student in Hispanic Linguistics. She earned a B.A.T. in Spanish and a minor in TESOL from Lee University in Tennessee. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, Spanish heritage speakers, and second language acquisition.

Noah Verboon

 

 

 

 

 

Noah is a first-year MA student in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Florida. He holds a BA in Foreign Language and Literature from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His current research interests include second language acquisition, Spanish heritage speakers, code-switching, and sociolinguistics. 

María Victoria Muñoz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria is a first-year MA student in the Literature and Culture track at the University of Florida. She holds a BA in English Language and Culture and an MA in Contemporary Literatures in English from the National University of Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina). She recently published a book on E. E. Cummings’s poetry. Her current research interests include Latin American poetry and music, especially female authors and composers.

Alexis Berles 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis Berles is a first-year M.A. student of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Spanish with a minor in Biology from Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina (now Coker University). Her current research interests include psycholinguistics, bilingualism, multilingualism, and second language acquisition. 

Victor Santos 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victor is a second-year M.A. student of Spanish Literature and Culture at the University of Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from the University of New Mexico. His current research interest includes XIX Century Spanish poetry, romanticism, contemporary Latinamerican literature and Caribean literature and cultural studies.