While at UAlbany, Dr. Ringer-Hilfinger recieved the Dissertation Research Fellowship Award for 2010-2011 and attended the prestigious 2nd International Sociolinguistic Summer School in Copenhagen (June 2010).
Dr. Ringer-Hilfinger graduated with a PhD in Spanish Linguistics. Her research involves the intersection of two fields: sociolinguistics and second language acquisition. Her dissertation, “The Acquisition of sociolinguistic variation by study abroad students: The case of American students in Madrid” explores how study abroad learners acquire regional dialect forms. She values the close-knit community of scholars in the LLC Department at UAlbany. “I am very grateful for this support and look forward to staying connected with my fellow classmates and colleagues.”
Dr. Ringer-Hilfinger is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College.