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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.
    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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  • 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; Critical Plant Studies; Energy Humanities; 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. Spanish Graduate Coordinator. 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 Advisor.
    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. Coordinator of Course Online in Spanish.
    Email (cmarull@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.
    Email (jpretak@ufl.edu)
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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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  • Andrea Villa Ruiz (Ph.D., University of Florida). Lecturer. Coordinator of Spanish 3300 and 3301.
    Email (avilla@ufl.edu)
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  • Jennifer Wooten(Ph.D., University of Georgia). Senior Lecturer. Director of Language Instruction.
    Email (wooten@ufl.edu)
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Graduate Students

 

Group photo from Fall 2019.

 

Current graduate students and their bios can be found on this page.

Ph.D. Students

  • Tania Abella Fernández (abellafernandezt@ufl.edu).
    Sociolinguistic variation, corpus linguistics, language contact, historical linguistics, and discourse analysis.
  • Laura M. Callahan (lauracallahan@ufl.edu).
    Paychoanalysis, memory and trauma; film studies; testimonial literature; law and literature.
  • Sergio Casado Ariza
  • Marina Cuartero Marco (mcuarteromarco@ufl.edu). Heritage Language Acquisition, language contact, language variation, endangered languages.
  • Leire Echevarría Canal (echevarria.leire@ufl.edu). Second and Heritage Language Acquisition, bilingualism, sociolinguistics and technology in language teaching.
  • Alberto Fernández-Diego (fernandezdiego@ufl.edu). SLA, phonetics and phonology, teaching methods and epistemological foundations of research in linguistics.
  • Analiz Faife Casas (afaifecasas@ufl.edu). Latin American and Caribbean culture, Literary Theory, Culture syncretism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis.
  • 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). Spanish as a heritage language, Heritage Language education, language ideologies, and language and discrimination.
  • 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). Second Language Acquisition/L2 Phonology.
  • Lori Lye (lorin@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition, teaching methods, mobile-assisted language learning.
  • Máyori Matos Camacho (matoscamacho@ufl.edu). Bilingualism, Acquisition of Spanish as a heritage language, Education of Spanish as a heritage language.
  • Hamideh Mohammadi (hmoh@ufl.edu). Psycholinguistics, sentence processing in bilinguals, second language speakers and Spanish heritage speakers. webpage
  • Enrique Muñoz-Mantas (munozmantase@ufl.edu). Francoist exile, Peninsular and Catalan postwar literary and film productions, 20th century novelistic techniques in crime fiction, and the literature-film interface.
  • Daniela Núñez de Álvarez Stransky (d.nunezdealvarez@ufl.edu). Heritage language acquisition and pedagogy; Acquisition, loss, and reactivation of syntax with focus on migrants returning to Mexico.
  • Nancy Pinzón (npinzoace@ufl.edu). Humor and Pain in Latin American and Italian literature and film.
  • Gabriela Rivera Marín
  • Hernán Rosario (hernanrosario@ufl.edu). Languages in contact, bilingualism, phonetics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.
  • Grisell Santiago (gsantiago@pky.ufl.edu).
  • Gustavo Velázquez Lascano
  • Diana Velázquez López (dvelazlo@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition, L2 phonetics, technology in language teaching.
  • Melany D. C. Vergara (melanydcv@ufl.edu). Childhood Studies in Contemporary Latin American Film and Literature.
  • 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, Second Language Acquisition, and the cognitive processes underlying bilingualism.
  • Crispin Abeifaa Beyogle (cbeyogle@ufl.edu). Generative syntax, Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Speakers, Bilingualism.
  • Josephine Araba Duncan (j.duncan@ufl.edu). Second language acquisition, technology in the classroom and phonology.
  • Fernanda Gonzalez (fpglez24@gmail.com). 21st century Latin American dictatorships and Latin American feminism.
  • Darian Hector (dhector@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition and teaching, Identity in language learning and teaching,  bilingualism.
  • Ana Judd (ajudd1@ufl.edu). Technology and Second Language Acquisition.
  • Franklina Kabio-Danlebo (fkabiodanlebo@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition, bilingualism, and sociolinguistics.
  • Rachel Leidemann (rleidemann@ufl.edu).
  • Maria Victoria Muñoz (mariavi.munoz@ufl.edu). XX Century Latin American poetry, comparative literature, feminism.
  • Zane Price (zaneprice5@ufl.edu). Second Language Acquisition.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zane-price-933487199/
  • Victor Santos (vsantosgarcia@ufl.edu). XIX Century Spanish and Caribbean literature.
  • Noah Verboon (nverboon@ufl.edu). Bilingualism, Spanish as a Heritage Language, and Heritage Language education.

Adjunct instructors

Recent Graduates (last 5 years)

  • Phillip Allen, Assistant Teaching Professor, Pennsylvania State University
  • Osmer Balam, Gillespie Visiting Professor, College of Wooster
  • Yanina Becco, Visiting Assistant Professor, Southern Utah University
  • Carolos Bertoglio, Assistant Professor, Southern Utah University
  • Ana María Díaz Collazos, Visiting Instructor, Fort Lewis College
  • Valerie Jepson, Assistant Professor, Winthrop University
  • Dámaris Mayans-Ramon, Visiting Assistant Professor, Colby College
  • Matthew Michel, Lecturer, University of Florida, Santa Fe College
  • Francesc Morales, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Florida
  • Marcela Murillo, Faculty, Santa Fe College
  • Falcon Restrepo-Ramos, Assistant Professor, College of Charleston
  • Mercedes Tejera, Lecturer, Clemson University
  • David Vázquez, Assistant Professor, Fort Lewis College
  • Mónica Wilinski Hodel, Instructor, Bolles School, Jacksonville, FL